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Melbourne Staff Band photos

Check out Pete Longbottom’s photos of the Melbourne Staff Band during their visit to Sheffield on the 24th & 25th May 2011


Melbourne Staff Band kicks off ISB120 celebrations in style

The Melbourne Staff Band got the start of the ISB120 celebrations off to a flying start at Sheffield Citadel on the 25th May.  Fresh from their arrival in the UK only the day before, the Band received a Civic Reception at Sheffield Town Hall where they were greeted by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, before taking part in an open air concert in the Sheffield Peace Gardens.  Many people sat & listened to the Band as they performed a varied programme of music and many contacts were made with the people of Sheffield.



In the evening the MSB presented the first festival of their UK tour to a capacity crowd at Sheffield Citadel, under the leadership of Bandmaster Ken Waterworth.  The Band’s music included: The Ellacombe Chronicles (James Curnow) – the inspiration behind the title of the Band’s new CD “Chronicles”; Atonement (Roger Trigg) – which incorporates Australian melodies alongside well-known hymns; I’m in His Hands (arr. Brian Hogg) – featuring the Band’s trombone section.  Excellent solo items were presented by Principal Euphonium player Jamie Smith and vocalist Rebecca Raymond.

The finale section of the programme consisted of a lively & captivating choreographed presentation of music and song which enthralled the audience, who were led to a standing ovation for the Band.  The Band’s energetic & entertaining rendition of the William Tell overture, followed by a benediction concluded the Band’s programme.

It was a fantastic evening of music, fellowship and worship and one which will certainly prove to be a lasting memory for many months and years to come.


Melbourne Staff Band Tickets – NOW ON SALE

SCB are pleased to announce that tickets for the visit of The Melbourne Staff Band on Wednesday 25th May 2011 are now on sale.

There has already been an overwhelming demand for tickets but it’s still not too late for you to get the chance to listen to the Band in May.  There are still some £8.00 tickets available – but we dont expect these to be around for very long! – so to avoid disappointment, order your tickets today.

Send your order requirements, along with a cheque made payable to The Salvation Army and a stamped addressed envelope to:

MSB tickets
The Salvation Army Citadel
12 Psalter Lane
S11 8YN

Tickets will be issued on a strictly first come basis, once payment has been received.


Roland Hill retires from SCB

SCB are sad to announce that Roland Hill has retired from the Band.  Roland has been a Bandsman for over 50 years and has served in Corps Bands in both England and Australia.

In Australia, Roland was a Bandsmen, Deputy Bandmaster and Bandmaster at both the Doncaster and Brunswick Corps and also served in the Preston Corps Band.  In addition to this he was also a member of the Melbourne Staff Band for 16 years.

Roland moved to Sheffield in 1996 and has been an important part of our Band Fellowship for the past 15 years, serving as both Deputy Bandmaster and Bandmaster for some of this time.

SCB thank Roland for his many years of service, not only within our own Band here in Sheffield but for his service to Salvation Army banding in general.  Roland will be missed as an active part of our Band fellowship but we wish him well as he joins the Reserves bench.


Visit of the Melbourne Staff Band

Sheffield Citadel Band will be hosting the Melbourne Staff Band at the commencement of their UK tour in 2011.  The Band will be presenting a festival on Wednesday 25th May 2011.

More details will follow, but keep the date free in your diary so that you don’t miss out on the opportunity to share in an evening of music & fellowship with our Australian visitors.  To add your name to our mailing list or to reserve tickets now, contact us.

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