The Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) has announced the appointment of Staff Band alumnus Robert Brown of Mississauga Temple to the E♭ bass section.
ARC Ministry Weekend for Eastern Territory Staff Songsters
The Eastern Territory Staff Songsters (Songster Leader Gavin Whitehouse) conducted a campaign 4 – 7 October 2018, ministering at three Adult Rehabilitation Centers (ARCs) – Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Paterson.
Andrew Burditt Returns to Canadian Staff Band
Bandmaster Andrew Burditt (Oshawa Temple Corps) has rejoined the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam), taking a seat in the solo cornet section. He is a third-generation member of the Staff Band, the son of former Staff Bandmaster Brian Burditt and grandson of William Burditt, both of whom were founding members in 1969. He originally joined the band in 1994 and served for a total of 16 years before rejoining the band in September 2018.
Salvo Brass New Season and Personnel Updates
Salvo Brass (Musical Director John Broadhurst) met for its first rehearsal of the season on 7 September 2018. The band also reports a few personnel changes.
NYSB Starts Season with Welcome of Cadets
The New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) began their 2018-2019 season by supporting the welcome of the cadets of the Messengers of the Kingdom Session at Centennial Memorial Temple on 7 September 2018.
Hill Joins Staff Band Trombones
The Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) has appointed Brendan Hill of Yorkminster Citadel to the trombone section.
New York Staff Band Begins 2017/18 Season
The New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) commenced its 131st season of music ministry by participating in the welcome of the cadets at the Centennial Memorial Temple in New York City.
60 Years a Bandsman
On 18 September 2016, Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) celebrated 60 years of service by Bandsman George Dickens. Of his 60 years of banding, 53 were spent as a member of Birmingham Citadel Band.
Canadian Staff Band Personnel Changes
As the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) began its rehearsals for the new season, several personnel changes were announced, including the appointment of Cameron Rawlins as Deputy Bandmaster.
London Citadel Band Personnel Changes
As always, the London Citadel Band (Bandmaster John Lam) enjoyed an influx of new talent in the fall as students arrive at Western University for post-secondary studies. In addition, some former members have returned to again take up their seats in the ensemble.