News for February 2010
28 February 2010 15:50:23
Chicago Staff Band in Des Moines
The Chicago Staff Band (Bandmaster William Himes) traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, on 20 February 2010 for an evening concert at the First Baptist Church of Greater Des Moines.
27 February 2010 19:45:43
National Capital Band Covington Ministry Weekend
On the weekend of 20 – 21 February 2010, the National Capital Band (Bandmaster James B. Anderson) traveled to Covington, Virginia, to support the celebration of the dedication of a new Salvation Army building.
26 February 2010 05:13:53
Canadian Staff Band in Guelph
The first engagement of 2010 for the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) was a visit to Guelph Citadel on 6 – 7 February.
25 February 2010 16:41:21
Chicago Staff Band Visits South Bend
The Chicago Staff Band (Bandmaster William Himes) participated in a collaboration concert with the University of Notre Dame Symphonic Winds during a visit to South Bend, Indiana, 23 – 24 January 2010.
25 February 2010 10:55:36
On 6 February 2010, a festival celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Cannock Citadel Band was held, featuring the Enfield Citadel Band (Bandmaster Jonathan Corry).
22 February 2010 20:36:21
Joint Concert in Bristol
Two corps bands from Bristol – Bristol Easton (Bandmaster Nathan Cole) and Staple Hill (Bandmaster Nathan James) came together to present a joint concert, the first time that these bands had shared a platform since 1959.
22 February 2010 15:23:24
ISB Visit to Doncaster
The first weekend engagement of 2010 for the International Staff Band (Bandmaster Dr. Stephen Cobb) was a visit to Doncaster on 30 – 31 January. Proceeds from the weekend, totalling nearly £900, were donated to the Salvation Army’s relief effort in Haiti.
20 February 2010 15:28:52
Songs from the Shows at Birmingham
A packed audience attended the Birmingham Citadel Band’s 5th Annual Proms Night on 30 January 2010, with the theme “Songs from the Shows”.
20 February 2010 14:53:28
Hendon Highlights 2010
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, this year's Hendon Highlights event featured the New York Staff Band, the Hendon Band, Colonel Robert Redhead and the All Angels vocal group.
17 February 2010 20:32:37
Changes at Boscombe
George McConnell, Band Secretary for the Boscombe Salvation Army Band (Bandmaster Howard J. Evans), has announced on the band’s web site that flügelhorn player Ged Whittingham has had to step away from active service in the band.
17 February 2010 16:48:03
Brill Steps Down
The Enfield Citadel Band (Bandmaster Jonathan Corry) has announced that Ralph Brill has stepped down from the band after six years of service as principal cornet.
15 February 2010 22:22:27
Lt.-Col. Ray Bowes Promoted to Glory
The brass band news web site 4barsrest.com has reported that Lieutenant-Colonel (R) Ray Bowes was promoted to Glory on Saturday, 13 February 2010.
15 February 2010 10:47:06
Return to Gaithersburg Presbyterian
Despite a snowy weekend in the Washington area, the members of the National Capital Band (Bandmaster James B. Anderson) gathered at Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church for the church’s annual Hymn Sing and Chili Dinner on 31 January.
03 February 2010 21:47:07
New York Staff Band Concert in Maidenhead
The New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Ronald Waiksnoris) received a standing ovation following a sparkling performance in St. Mary’s Church, Maidenhead, on 10 January 2010.
03 February 2010 06:35:04
Todd Retires from Norwich Citadel Band
Michael Whybrow, Band Secretary at Norwich Citadel, has announced that Ray Todd has retired from the Norwich Citadel Band, completing 57 years of service as a Salvation Army bandsman.
01 February 2010 06:29:55
December in Oslo
December was a busy month for the Oslo Temple Band (Bandmaster Yngve Slettholm). The band had several engagements, including playing at the Norwegian Folk Museum and a concert with the Advent Singers.