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Remembrance Sunday Photos

Former bandsman Lawrence Broom took these photos of SCB at the Remembrance Sunday Service in Sheffield city centre.

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International Staff Band in Sheffield

Last weekend we shared in a great weekend of music & ministry with our friends in the ISB.  It was great to see so many people coming into our hall to join us.

Here are some photos taken during the weekend

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Photos by Gerald Brooks


Black Dyke Band returns to Sheffield

(Sheffield, 19 October 2015) Fresh on the heels of their success earlier this year at the European Brass Band Championships in Germany, Black Dyke Band will be returning to Sheffield.

Sheffield Citadel Salvation Army is pleased to announce they will once again be hosting Black Dyke Band at their church on Psalter Lane.  Keith Wileman, Sheffield Citadel Bandmaster, commented; “We have been privileged to host the band for the past 3 years and are delighted that they have agreed to join us again this month.  As one of the oldest and best-known brass bands in the world, with over 150 years of rich musical history, we know that this will be an excellent evening and one that all band enthusiasts will enjoy.”

The concert will take place on Thursday 22nd October at 7.30pm when the audience will be treated to an excellent evening of some of the finest brass band music.  Tickets are still available for the concert at just £10.00 each by contacting The Sheffield Salvation Army on 0114 266 8127 or by emailing


About Black Dyke Band
The Band has won many prizes and competitions over the years. In 2014 the Band won the National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain for a record 23rd time and the British Open Championship for another record 30th time. They have also won the European Championships a record twelve times, most recently in 2012

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian church and registered charity which is at work in 127 countries, demonstrating Christian principles through practical support; offering unconditional friendship, and very practical help to people of all ages, backgrounds and needs.


100 share in SCB’s Open Band Practice

A massed band of over 60 former and current bandsmen & friends, and an audience of some 40 people gathered together to share in this year’s annual SCB open practice.  As always the event was well attended & it was great to see so many people gather at The Citadel to share in what has traditionally become a great evening of music and fellowship.

The evening got off to a lively start with an old march requested by Dudley Hughes, “On to the War”, followed by a more modern piece in comparison, “On the Road” which was the choice of Alistair Mann.

During the evening the massed band played a diverse range of music all of which had been requested, under the leadership of current Bandmaster Keith Wileman and Deputy Bandmaster Roland Spencer, and former Bandmasters Ian Wileman and Roland Hill.  The varying range of music played meant that there was something to bring back memories for everyone.  The complete list of music played was:

On to the War
On the Road
By Love Compelled
Moments with Tschaikovsky
The Red Shield
Constant Trust
Ere the Sun goes down
Tune from Guardian of my Soul

After the rehearsal, a time of fellowship followed, where everyone was able to gather together to share in food & fellowship, to catch up with “old” friends, to reminisce and to talk about upcoming events which will be taking place.  It was great to see so many people attending and supporting the evening and to have the opportunity to share with so many former bandsmen and friends.

For those who missed out this year, don’t worry, there will be plenty of opportunities to join with SCB in the months to come as we will be celebrating our 135th Anniversary in 2016.  As well as a number of special events which will be taking place during the year, there will of course be another Open Practice next July. We hope to see you there!


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Visit of Leicester South Band

Last weekend we shared in a great evening of music, worship & fellowship with our friends from Leicester South.  Here are some photos taken during the festival:

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Christmas Carolling 2014

This year SCB have again been busy taking the Christmas message to the people of Sheffield.  We have played to various, very different audiences: families waiting to meet Santa at the Meadowhall Shopping Centre; shoppers in Sheffield city centre; patients and their families, and staff at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital; residents at the Fairthorn home, residents at The Charter Row Lifehouse, congregations at Christ Church Stocksbridge, Mosborough Methodist, Mayfield Chapel and Stephen Hill Methodist; as well as to congregations at our own services at The Salvation Army on Psalter Lane.

It has been a busy time but as always, a privilege to meet so many people and to share a touch of Christmas with them.

Here is a video compiled by The Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity of our visit there, and some photos taken at some of our carolling engagements.

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Norwich Citadel Band to visit Sheffield

Not to Be Missed !

Norwich Citadel Band, one of the Salvation Army’s premier brass bands, will be visiting Sheffield for the weekend 5th & 6th April.  On the Saturday evening the Band will be presenting a festival of music at The Salvation Army on Psalter Lane.  This promises to be a fantastic evening of music and we invite you to come along & share with us.  The evening starts at 7.00pm and tickets will be available on the door for just £5.00.  To reserve your place, contact us directly or post your ticket money to us, along with your details & we’ll be happy to reserve a ticket for you.

The Band will also be leading worship at The Citadel on the Sunday and you’re welcome to share with us at 10.30am and 4.30pm.

Norwich Citadel Band, one of the ‘finest’ of Salvation Army bands, was established in 1882 following a visit by General William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army, who preached at the newly opened Norwich corps (church).  The General implored its citizens to “Get a drum and rouse Norwich from one end to the other.”  This directive was immediately acted upon, instruments were purchased and a band was formed.

More than 130 years later the band remains a vital part of worship and witness in Norwich and is very much involved in the life of the city, providing music for many civic, church and cultural events including the annual Lord Mayor’s Civic Service and the Remembrance Day Parade.  It also regularly plays in the magnificent 11th century Cathedral and in concert halls around the region.

Alongside its most important function of supporting worship at Norwich Citadel, the band travels to other parts of Great Britain giving concerts and leading worship at other Salvation Army centres.  Appearances at famous venues include London’s Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the concert hall of the University of Cape Town, the Centennial Memorial Temple in New York City and Sandringham, the Queen’s residence in Norfolk.

For many years the band has toured overseas and has visited the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, the USA, Canada and South Africa where NCB was the first Salvation Army band ever to visit the African continent from overseas and the first ever brass band to travel to that country.

But………..on 5 & 6 April the focus of Norwich Citadel band is fully on Psalter Lane, Sheffield.

Don’t miss this great weekend at Sheffield Citadel – we look forward to seeing you !

GE NCB Toronto 2010


Kettering Band photos

This last weekend Kettering Citadel Band, under the leadership of Bandmaster Richard Phillips, visited Sheffield and we shared in a great weekend of music, ministry and fellowship with them.  A full report will follow soon, but in the meantime, check out these photos taken during the Saturday evening festival.

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Photos Copyright Gerald Brooks


Kettering Band to visit Sheffield

SCB are pleased to announce that the Kettering Citadel Salvation Army Band will be visiting Sheffield in March 2013.

The Band, arguably one of the premier bands in the country, will be presenting a festival of music at Sheffield Citadel Salvation Army, on Psalter Lane on Saturday 2nd March, commencing at 7.00pm.  Tickets are available NOW, just contact us for details.

The Band will also be leading Sunday worship at The Citadel on the 3rd March, at 10.30am and then at 4.30pm.

We hope you will be able to join with us for what promises to be an excellent weekend of music and ministry.


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