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.
This is the second of a series of three articles on the National Capital Band’s ministry weekend in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 8 – 10 November 2013.
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.
Future Brass 2013, sponsored by the Melbourne Staff Band (Bandmaster Ken Waterworth), was held at Phillip Island Adventure Resort on 16 – 18 August 2013, with more than 40 young musicians from many parts of Australia in attendance.
On the weekend of 31 March – 1 April 2012, the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) visited Oshawa Temple for the corps’ annual band weekend.
On the weekend of 4 – 5 February 2012, members of the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) made their way to the small community of Bracebridge, Ontario, for a combined retreat and corps ministry weekend.
The National Capital Band (Bandmaster Dr. Steve Kellner) traveled to the Tidewater area of Virginia on 4 November 2011 for a ministry weekend which included a kettle kick-off, music for a fashion show, a youth band clinic, an evening festival, Sunday morning worship and an afternoon praise concert.
For the second consecutive year, the National Capital Band (Bandmaster Dr. Steve Kellner) held a Youth Band Day in the Washington, DC metro area. This year’s event was held at the Eugene B. Casey Center for Worship and Service (Montgomery County Corps) in Germantown, Maryland, on Saturday, 2 April 2011, with more than 65 young people and other music students in attendance.
The New York Staff Band had a busy but successful weekend in Northeast Ohio on 28 – 30 October 2005. Despite some potentially serious issues, including having three different fill-in players on solo horn and the illness of the bandmaster, it was described as “one of the most rewarding trips in this decade.”
Sixty young people, ranging in age from 13 to 18, from all four US territories and Canada gathered at Star Lake Camp in New Jersey for the second annual Future All-Stars weekend sponsored by the New York Staff Band.