Quintessence, a recording of music by Robert Redhead, has been nominated for the prestigious “Band CD of the Year” by Brass Band World magazine. Fairey Band, directed by John Ward, performed tracks which are a representation of this Salvationist composer’s output.
An air of excitement and anticipation swelled through the capacity audience at Scarborough Citadel, Toronto, on Saturday, 24 May 2014 as they awaited the entry of the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) for its 45th Anniversary Festival. This year’s focus was on honoring Staff Band alumni – 147 in all, including 28 deceased members.
Written in 1983 for the Canadian Staff Band’s second tour of Britain and revised by the composer for the Staff Band’s 40th anniversary in 2009, this major work is a descriptive tone poem based on the sinking of the liner Empress of Ireland on 29 May 1914.
The Boscombe Band (Bandmaster Dr. Howard J. Evans) celebrated its 125th anniversary on the weekend of 22 – 23 October 2011. Special guests for the event were Colonels Robert and Gwyneth Redhead.
On the weekend of 30 April – 1 May 2011, the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) was privileged to participate in the 125th anniversary celebrations at Listowel, a small-town corps in rural Ontario with a vibrant history and a strong musical heritage.
The Lagos Youth Band and Chorus were featured at the Territorial Evangelism Conference held by the Nigeria Territory on 24 October 2004 with Colonels Robert and Gwenith Redhead.
The Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster Kevin Hayward) gathered on 1 May 2004 with guest soloists Curtis Metcalf (euphonium) and Jens Lindemann (trumpet), for a concert celebrating the band’s 35th anniversary.