On Sunday, 3 September 2017, the Reading Central Band (Bandmaster Ian Clack) joined with the Oxford Salvation Army Band to participate in the blessing of the annual St. Giles Fair in Oxford.
On Sunday afternoon, 3 September 2017, the Belfast Temple Corps commenced a Sunday afternoon program supported by the Belfast Temple Band (Bandmaster Jack Burch). The guest soloist for the afternoon was Belfast Sydenham Bandmaster David Corry (cornet), a former member of Belfast Temple Band.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.