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14
Dec
16

The Salvation Army Band prescribes dose of carolling to kids at Sheffield Children’s Hospital

Media Release

The Salvation Army Band prescribes dose of carolling to kids at Sheffield Children’s Hospital

Children staying at Sheffield Children’s Hospital over Christmas will be getting a musical treat on Monday 19 December when members of the Sheffield Citadel Salvation Army Band perform especially for them.

From 6pm a group of musicians is set to tour the wards, playing traditional carols and Christmas songs to the young patients, their families, friends and hospital staff during the two hour visit to the hospital at Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TH.

TSA Sheffield Citadel Band Secretary, Rona Treeby said: “For me, this visit is the absolute highlight of our Christmas schedule, something every band member really looks forward to.

“We manage to get around most of the wards, including intensive care; provided the patients aren’t asleep and we’re not going to disturb them. For lots of the children it’s the first time they’ve seen a live band and they’re usually curious about how the instruments work and where the sound comes from.

“I think it helps them forget about their illness or injury while we’re there and it gets them really excited about Christmas which is just lovely to see and be a part of.”

The Salvation Army Sheffield Citadel Band starts its Christmas carolling rounds through Sheffield Children’s Hospital in S2 ward at 6pm on Monday 19 December and plans to stop off and perform on as many wards as possible during the visit which will last approximately two hours.

Musicians from Sheffield Citadel’s band, youth band and choir have been playing festive songs across the city since late November.  So far, they’ve performed for rush hour commuters at Sheffield Station and Christmas shoppers in Sheffield city centre, among other appearances.

They’re now gearing up to play even more shows at various venues — including care homes and homeless hostels — on their mission to share the joy of Christmas with as many people as possible.

03
Dec
16

SCB play to Sheffield commuters

Here’s a short video which George Torr from The Sheffield Star posted online, after seeing a small group of the Band playing carols to the early morning commuters in Sheffield.

12
Nov
16

Steel City Brass event to celebrate 135 years of Sheffield Citadel Band of the Salvation Army.

Press Release

The Sheffield Citadel Band of the Salvation Army are celebrating an incredible 135 years in service by holding an event aimed at thanking the local community and previous members for their support.

The concert, called Steel City Brass, will take place on Saturday November the 19 at 7pm and will feature contemporary and traditional music to celebrate the heritage of the band and the City.

The Citadel Band will be joined by the Unite the Union band and vocalist Stephanie Lamplough.

Unite the Union Brass Band is one of the most successful bands in Sheffield and South Yorkshire. The Band was formed in 1900 and over the years has performed under several different names, including Sheffield Recreation Band, Stocksbridge Band, and City of Sheffield Band. They are famous for appearing in the blockbuster ‘The Full Monty’

Sheffield Citadel Band of the Salvation Army Band Master Keith Wileman said:

“It’s a fantastic way for us to celebrate in the heart of the community we serve and having the Unite the Union band join us will really add to the variety of music as well as sense of community on the night. Music is an important part of how The Salvation Army celebrates and a 135 anniversary is certainly a fantastic opportunity to do so. We will also be welcoming many former band members joining us at the event.”

Tickets can be purchased for £5 from The Salvation Army Hall on Psalter Lane.

19
Sep
16

Local community are invited to join in Salvation Army band 135 year celebration

19 September 2016

MEDIA RELEASE

Local community are invited to join in Salvation Army band 135 year celebration

A reunion festival is being held this weekend (24th and 25th of September) to celebrate 135 years of the Salvation Army Sheffield Citadel Band.

Part of a calendar of special events being held this year to celebrate 135 years of music ministry in Sheffield, the local community are invited to come along this weekend to mark this significant milestone and share in a time of fellowship and music.

From humble beginnings making music using one large bell and an old drum, the band quickly became the highly regarded and accomplished music group that it is today. Members of the community are encouraged to come along and find out more about the rich history of the band within the city of Sheffield. Visitors and former band members from as far afield as Northern Ireland and Holland are expected to join in the celebrations.

On Sunday, the celebrations will be led by Lt Col Trevor Davis, notable Salvation Army composer. Lt Col Davis said: “I am very much looking forward to visiting Sheffield next weekend and meeting up with many colleagues and friends at the reunion weekend”.

Sheffield Citadel Bandmaster, Keith Wileman said: “Our band has a long history within the city and we’re looking forward to celebrating our 135th Anniversary by reuniting past and present members of the band together in a weekend of music, fellowship and memories. We really hope that people who have been connected with our band and our church in the past will come and share in this special weekend with us”.

The festival commences with an evening event this Saturday at 7pm. The celebrations will continue on Sunday during worship at 10.30am and 5.30pm. All events are free of charge and will be held at the Sheffield Citadel Corps, 12, Psalter Lane, Sheffield, S11

8YN. No advance booking is required and all are welcome. For more information please call 01142 668127 or email : sheffieldcitadelband@hotmail.co.uk

For more than 150 years The Salvation Army has been transforming lives and continues to do so today in communities across the UK and throughout the world.

05
May
16

Internationally renowned musician helps Sheffield Citadel Band celebrate 135 years in the city

W Himes 2011 cropThis year The Salvation Army’s Sheffield Citadel Band is celebrating 135 years in the city and is holding a number of events to mark the occasion including a festival performance led by internationally renowned American musician William Himes on Saturday 14th May 2016.

United voices choir, made up of more than 100 vocalists from across Yorkshire, will be singing William’s compositions, and the Citadel’s band will also be playing his music.

Keith Wileman, Sheffield Citadel Bandmaster, said: “We are grateful for all the support we’ve received over the last 135 years from the people of Sheffield and our celebrations this year are a great opportunity to show our appreciation.

“We’re honoured that William Himeis joining us to help celebrate our 135th birthday. It’s a privilege for our band and songsters to be performing his music, and we’re excited that local people in Sheffield will have the opportunity to witness a performance led by such a gifted musician. It will be a wonderful evening of music and we’re keen to extend a warm welcome to the community and beyond.”

Sheffield Citadel, on Psalter Lane is a busy church and community centre which has been supporting local people for 135 years.

Tickets are £5 each and available by telephoning 0114 266 8127 or emailing sheffieldcitadelband@hotmail.co.uk

In 2015 The Salvation Army celebrated 150 years of transforming lives and it is still at the heart of every community today, supporting those in need.

 

13
Apr
16

Black Dyke Trombone Quartet

Last week, the Black Dyke Trombone Quartet presented an evening of music at The Citadel, as part of our 135 celebrations.  Here are some photos from the evening.

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23
Mar
16

New Bandsmen

We are delighted to welcome two new bandsmen into SCB:

Roland Hill is a former Bandmaster of the Band & he is rejoining us on 1st baritone
Wayne Lawery has transferred to Sheffield Citadel and will be taking his place on the cornet bench

We look forward to sharing in music ministry & fellowship with Roland & Wayne for many years to come & trust they will enjoy being part of SCB fellowship.

07
Mar
16

Young Stars in Concert, in Pictures

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Photos courtesy of Mike Hendy

12
Feb
16

Young stars headline historic band’s 135th birthday bash

12 February 2016

MEDIA RELEASE

Two up-and-coming young music stars will headline a concert kicking off year-long 135th anniversary celebrations for one of Sheffield’s oldest bands on 27 February 2016.

Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Charlie Green (vocal), 18, and BBC Young Musician of The Year (brass category) finalist Isobel Daws (trombone), 16, will be performing at one of a series of events that will celebrate Sheffield Citadel Salvation Army Band’s anniversary.

The band is comprised of volunteer musicians who use their musical talents to provide hope and comfort to people at the heart of the community and to share the Christian message. Members are drawn from a range of professions, among them are teachers, draughtsmen, business owners, head teachers, former steelworkers and students.

Bandmaster Keith Wileman said: ‘The Salvation Army recently celebrated 150 years of serving at the heart of the community and this year presents an opportunity for the band to celebrate its own ministry and heritage among people in Sheffield.

‘Throughout the band’s history the musicians have maintained their commitment of going to the community to bring hope – from monthly open-air meetings, to concerts around the city, to helping other charities fundraise, as well as visiting hospices and the children’s hospital to provide cheer and comfort to those staying there. The band provides so much more than music – its volunteer members are a source of support and friendship to many.

‘We are looking forward to the Young Stars in Concert event – both Charlie and Isobel are excellent musicians and we know the concert will be a fantastic evening of music, as well as a great way to start our anniversary celebrations.’

Over the next 12 months, a number of events will take place at The Salvation Army hall on Psalter Lane, including a visit from world-renowned Black Dyke Band and a reunion for musicians who were once a part of the band.

Keith said: ‘Our anniversary is a great opportunity for people to return to church or to attend for the first time and to share in celebrations with us in many different ways. We hope that there will be something that will appeal to everyone and promise a warm welcome to all who attend.’

The Young Stars in Concert event will take place on 27 February at The Salvation Army, 12 Psalter Lane, Sheffield S11 8YN. Tickets are priced £5 and can be obtained from The Salvation Army church, telephoning 0114 266 8127, or by contacting sheffieldcitadelband@hotmail.co.uk

07
Feb
16

Young Stars in Concert with SCB

We’ll be kicking off our 135th Anniversary year in style with our first special event of 2016 :  Young Stars in Concert with Sheffield Citadel Band.  Our special guests for the evening will be Isobel Daws, trombone and Charlie Green, vocal.  These young people are both very accomplished musicians and we know that a a fantastic musical evening is in store.

Isobel Daws

Isobel Daws

Isobel Daws is 16 years old & she began to play the cornet at the age of 3 with tuition from Maisie Ringham Wiggins, MBE. Under Maisie’s direction Isobel moved to the trombone in September 2008. Six months later Isobel successfully auditioned for a place to study trombone at The Purcell School of Music. where she holds a scholarship under the Government’s Music and Dance Scheme and is now tutored by Rob Workman.

After an extensive audition process, Isobel was thrilled to be chosen as one of the five finalists in the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year 2014 Brass Category Final and in March 2014 she received a Gold Award from the ABRSM for obtaining one of the highest marks in her Grade 8 exam.

Isobel has been a member of The National Youth Brass Band, National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain and was a member of The National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain for four years, three of which she received full scholarships from the Leverhulme Trust for distinction in musicianship and instrumental excellence. In 2015 Isobel was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and was thrilled to play at the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.

 

Charlie Green

Charlie Green

Charlie Green’s baptism into the world of entertainment began at the  age of 3 when he entertained passengers on board a cruise ship with a rendering of the classic ‘New York, New York’. In 2005, at the age of 8, Charlie was invited by the ‘Not Forgotten Association for Ex-Servicemen’ to perform at their annual concert at St James’ Palace, the highlight of his day being an introduction to HRH Princess Anne.

Charlie came to the world’s attention in 2008 when he sang on the popular TV show ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. Simon Cowell said “Charlie you are a little star, I really, really like you.”

Charlie is an active member of the Droitwich Spa Salvation Army where he is a member of the Band and also Deputy Songster Leader. Charlie is always eager to share his Christian faith with others and one of the highlights for him in 2015 was performing at London’s O2 Arena at the ‘Boundless Congress’ celebrating The Salvation Army’s 150th Anniversary.

 

On the 27th February, Isobel’s solos will include “The Eternal Quest” and “Brasilia” and amongst Charlie’s numbers will feature “Feeling Good” and “You Raise Me Up”.  You won’t want to miss this fantastic evening so get in touch as soon as possible for your tickets, available at just £5.00 each.  We look forward to seeing you there!




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