On Christmas Day, the BBC Radio show Sounds of Brass, hosted by Phillip Hunt, will feature “Music with a Message” from the International Staff Band (Bandmaster Dr. Stephen Cobb). The program will include items from the ISB’s latest Christmas recording, Celebrate the Season! and will also feature a personal message for the listeners from the Staff Bandmaster.
Many Salvation Army musical groups are at their busiest during the Christmas season. On 17 December 2005, detachments from the Gloucester Band (Bandmaster Clifford Matthews) participated in two special events.
The Bellshill Band of the Salvation Army was featured as a part of a series of brass and military music on BBC Radio Scotland over the summer. The four-part series on the Sunday Bandstand was presented by John Wallace.