Amsterdam Staff Band to Perform in Rotterdam

The Amsterdam Staff Band, under the baton of Staff Bandmaster Howard Evans, will join with trombone virtuosi Ivan Meylemans and Brandt Attema for a concert in Rotterdam on June 28. The concert will be held at the Open Hof Kerkencentrum, Hesseplaats 221, in Rotterdam at 7:30 pm. This special performance commemorates the tenth anniversary of the Rotterdam East Corps of the Salvation Army.

Ivan Meylemans is principal trombone of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Hailing from Belgium, he is a 1994 graduate of the Royal Music Conservatory in Ghent. He is also active as a conductor, winning an international prize at the "Vakhtang Jordania" in Ukraine (2002) and laureate honors at the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in Great Britain.

Brandt Attema has been the bass trombonist of the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Holland since 1999. In September of that year he won the an international bass trombone competition in Guebwiller, France. He has been a soloist at the International Trombone Festival (2000).

Tickets are required for this concert.

For more information regarding this concert, please visit the Amsterdam Staff Band's official site at

Planned Repertoire

Amsterdam Staff Band
Torchbearers/Torchswingers (Eric Ball, swing arranged by William Himes)
Rejoice, the Lord is King! (Kenneth Downie)
Gabriel's Oboe (Morricone) - Flügelhorn solo, Menno van der Woude, soloist
Gaelforce (Peter Graham)
I Will Follow Him(Stole/Roma/Plante, arr. Goff Richards)
Crimond (Peter Graham)
When He Cometh (Ian Robinson)

Featuring Ivan Meylemans
Annie Laurie (arr. Adrian Rover)
Blue Bells of Scotland (Arthur Pryor)

Featuring Brandt Attema
Get Down (Graham Lloyd)
Vigilant (Ty Watson)

Featuring Ivan Meylemans and Brandt Attema
Fire Divine (John Larsson, arr. Ty Watson)

Featuring Ivan Meylemans, Brandt Attema, and the ASB Trombones
Brücker Etude for Six Trombones (Enrique Crispo)

Amsterdam Stafff Band (Official Site)
Ivan Meylemans (Official Site)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Official Site)