Tag Archives: special event

Whittingham Birthday Concert

Major George Whittingham

Many well-known faces from the Salvation Army brass band world, plus some others, gathered at Bromley Corps on 29 August 2017, forming a band to celebrate the 91st birthday of Major George Whittingham.  Read more

God and Country Weekend 2017

New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) at the God and Country Concert, Columbus, Ohio, 2017

On Friday, 31 March 2017, the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) headed to Columbus, Ohio, to take part in this year’s God and Country Concert held at the Church at Mill Run, in conjunction with the Brass Band of Columbus (Musical Director Brian Stevens).  Read more

Tovey Leads Open Rehearsal

Bramwell Tovey conducts an open rehearsal of the Chicago Staff Band

On Thursday, 23 March 2017, the Metropolitan Division Music and Arts Department, in conjunction with the USA Central Territorial Music and Gospel Arts Department hosted an open rehearsal with the Chicago Staff Band (Bandmaster Dr. Harold Burgmayer) led by Grammy Award-winning conductor Bramwell Tovey.  Read more

Future All-Stars 2017

Friday, 17 March 2017, brought together 66 enthusiastic brass and percussion players, 30 members of the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance), two incredible guests, two support staff, and three pastoral officers gathered at Star Lake Lodge in Bloomingale, New Jersey, for the 2017 Future All-Stars weekend. This year’s special guests were James and Thomas Fountain, two young cornet/trumpet soloists with British brass band and Salvation Army background.  Read more

Solent Fellowship Band 20th Anniversary Dinner

On 22 October 2016, the night after a successful concert at Hayling Island, the Solent Fellowship Band held a dinner in celebration of the band’s 20th anniversary. Some 56 or so current and former members, with their partners, sat down in lovely surroundings at the Southampton Sholing Corps.  Read more

Brass Fusion

On 1 October 2016, at Guelph Citadel, The Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) joined with the youth band of the Ontario Great Lakes Division, Impact Brass (Bandmaster Philip Rayment) and that band’s feeder group, iGNiTE! Brass (Bandmaster Sarah Rayment), for Brass Fusion, a concert marking the end of a day of music clinics and sectional instruction.  Read more

Enfield Band Sunday 2016

Following their Pre-Contest Festival the previous Friday evening, Enfield Citadel Band were back at Enfield Citadel on Sunday, 9 October 2016 for the traditional Band Sunday. The meeting was lead by Enfield Citadel commanding officer Major Andrew Gaudion, with the theme “Thanking God for Music”.  Read more

Highest Praise - National Capital and Virginia Music Councils (Part 2)

The Southern Territorial Band (Bandmaster Nick Simmons-Smith) (STB) and Territorial Creative Arts Ensemble (Director Bethany Farrell) (TCAE) toured the National Capital and Virginia (NCV) Division, Wednesday 12 – Saturday 16 October 2016, with the featured event the Music Councils, entitled “Highest Praise”, held at Camp Happyland. Because of the length of this report, it is being presented in two parts.  Read more

Highest Praise - National Capital and Virginia Music Councils (Part 1)

NCV Music Councils 2016

The Southern Territorial Band (Bandmaster Nick Simmons-Smith) (STB) and Territorial Creative Arts Ensemble (Director Bethany Farrell) (TCAE) toured the National Capital and Virginia (NCV) Division, Wednesday 12 – Saturday 16 October 2016, with the featured event the Music Councils, entitled “Highest Praise”, held at Camp Happyland. Because of the length of this report, it is being presented in two parts.  Read more