The Canadian Staff Band, both in full and in ensemble, participated in numerous observances of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Empress of Ireland. This disaster, the worst maritime accident in the history of Canada, claimed 1,012 lives, of which 167 were Salvationists traveling to an international congress in London, England.
The Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) held recording sessions on 2 – 5 April 2014 at St. Anne’s Anglican Church in Toronto. The new recording, entitled Solo Flight, features a number of non-Staff Band soloists from throughout the Canada and Bermuda Territory.
On 1 – 2 March 2014, the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) participated in a memorable weekend hosted by Cedarbrae Corps, located in the Scarborough area of Toronto.
For their first engagement of 2014, the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) joined with the Winds of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra (Musical Director Ronald Royer) for “Canadian Portraits”, a concert celebrating Canada and featuring the music of Howard Cable.
To kick off their 45th season, the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) was privileged to visit North Toronto Corps on 5 – 6 October 2013, as a part of a year-long celebration of the corps centenary.
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.