2016

Pangbourne College Brass Day 2016

The band were pleased to be invited and take part in the Pangbourne College Brass day on Sunday 31 January 2016. The programme featured a variety of music and soloists. As well as soloists from Pangbourne College, we were pleased to have James Fountain who is now Principal Trumpet with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Here we see our first view … Read More

Concert at Ipswich Citadel

The band enjoyed a good evening at Ipswich Citadel on Saturday 5 March. A number of soloists were featured including Maurice Patterson in Clear Skies and Andrew Justice in Blessed Assurance.         The second half opened with Just a Closer Walk which featured Andrew Wright, Tim Hynd and Ben Horton amongst others.       This was … Read More

Former bandsman Eric Hulks

The band was pleased to meet up with former bandsman Eric Hulks at our recent visit to Ipswich. Eric was a member of the band the early 1960’s and toured North America with the band in 1964. The inclusion of Call of the Righteous on the programme, which was written for the band on that tour, will have brought back … Read More

Spring Festival 2016

The Band, with the support of the Songsters presented its annual Spring Festival on Saturday 9 April in St Peters church Arkley.  Despite difficult road conditions in the surrounding area, the programme was presented to a packed church audience.  The full programme is available to download here. We were grateful to the church and Revd. Tristan Chapman, seen here with Bandmaster Jonathan … Read More

Bernie Berry

The band is sad to report that news has been passed to us by Ivor Snell of the Promotion to Glory of former Tottenham Citadel bandsman Bernie Berry, who had been living in Toronto, Canada. Bernie was a member of Tottenham Citadel Band in the 1940s through to the 1950s enjoying playing under Bandmaster Ernie Edwards before emigrating to Canada. The … Read More

Concert at Lealands School, Luton

The band enjoys a good relationship with Lealands School and this was evident again with the enthusiastic reception it received last evening. The band were under the temporary leadership of Bandmaster Iain Parkhouse (Croydon Citadel) as our own Bandmaster was unable to be with us due to work commitments. On a very warm evening the band presented a varied programme … Read More

Concert at Woodford

The band were pleased to accept the invitation from our near neighbours at Woodford to present a concert to help raise funds foe a school building project in Uganda. An adherent of the local corps was born and grew up in the village. Now working as a lecturer in the UK he is working tirelessly to raise funds to add … Read More

Community outreach and Royal birthday celebrations

Following our concert at Woodford, the next day saw the band actively involved in corps based community outreach activities on Sunday 12 June 2016, which also coincided with the Queens 90th birthday celebrations.  The inclement weather meant that the days activities were held inside Enfield Chace Community School dining area rather than on their school field as originally planned.  We are grateful to the … Read More

Welcome to Jonathan Gaudion

The band is pleased to welcome Jonathan Gaudion to the Baritone section. Jonathan has recently completed his studies and has now joined his parent’s, who are the corps officers at Enfield.

With Commissioner Clive Adams at Croydon

Commissioners Clive and Marianne Adams joined the band as we presented a concert at Croydon Citadel as part of their 98th Band weekend. The picture shows Bandmaster Jonathan Corry, Band Sargent Maurice Patterson, YP Bandleader Simon Hicks and Deputy Bandmaster Andrew Justice with the Territorial Commanders following the evenings concert.     The Commissioner, who is a keen Trombone player, … Read More

Owen Farr to be guest soloist at Pre Contest Festival

The band is pleased to announce that Owen Farr (Tenor Horn) will be our guest soloist at this years Pre Contest Festival. We are looking forward to working with Owen, who is a Besson artist, on this special occasion. Ticket arrangements will be announced during the summer and will be available via our website using the PayPal system for payments.

Photo review of the concert at Croydon Citadel

With grateful thanks to Nigel Heness, here is a montage of memories from our concert at Croydon Citadel. Our soloist’s Our guest                 In concert                                                 Our Percussionists

Pangbourne Ensign

In January we were pleased to provide a concert as part of the 2nd Pangbourne College Brass day organised by Bandmaster Jonathan Corry. The extract below is from the Pangbourne Ensign which provides an overview of the day and the atmosphere created by all involved, not forgetting the pyrotechnics from Just FX. A pdf version of this is available to … Read More

Salvationist and 4barsrest review of the visit to Croydon

A review of our visit to Croydon was recently published in the Salvationist and is available to download here. Peter Bale has provided a review in 4barsrest.com which can be viewed here.

Doctor Jonathan Corry

The band is pleased to recognise that our Bandmaster Jonathan Corry has been awarded a PhD from University of Salford. The picture shows Jonathan and his wife Louisa following his graduation ceremony earlier this month.

40 years at the Ulster Orchestra

Former bandsman Paul Young has recently completed 40 years as Principal Trumpet with the Ulster Orchestra. Alongside his orchestral duties, Paul has also taught many students. Amongst that number is our own Bandmaster Jonathan Corry. The professional musicians workload would appear to have many other aspects, as the picture below demonstrates.    

Tim Hynd sponsored cycle ride

Bandsman Tim Hynd has recently completed a 100 mile sponsored cycle ride in aid of Maggie,  a charity providing support for any of the problems associated with cancer. If you wish to provide any further sponsorship for Tim please go to his sponsor page.

Update on Tim Hynd sponsored cycle ride

On 31st July 2016, Tim Hynd swapped marching down The Mall to cycling down it when he crossed the finish line at the end of the Prudential Ride London – Surrey 100 (part of the legacy from the London Olympics). Tim chose to raise money for Maggie’s, a charity dedicated to offering the practical, emotional and social support needed by people … Read More

Bandmaster Corry at music school in USA

The band is pleased to report that Bandmaster Dr Jonathan Corry has been enjoying his summer vacation. As 4barsrest.com reported, he spent 10 days in Wisconsin (USA) with Territorial Music Secretary, Dr Harold Burgmayer and the staff at the Central Music Institute as a guest at their Territorial music camp. The band is looking forward to tales from the mid west and his experiences … Read More

Pre Contest Festival tickets

Tickets for our 70th Pre Contest Festival are now available to purchase from the ECB Store using our own new on-line ticket facility. This can be found by following this link. Here you can purchase and then print your tickets at home before coming to the concert. Payment is via a PayPal account. Tickets will be available on the door … Read More

Bandmaster Dr Jonathan Corry

Enfield Citadel Band can today announce that its Bandmaster (Dr.) Jonathan Corry has relinquished leadership of the band in order to take up an appointment as Divisional Director for Music and Gospel Arts for the Chicago Metropolitan Division within The Salvation Army. Conducting the band since September 2008 and being commissioned Bandmaster in 2009, Jonathan has provided the band with … Read More

Pre Contest Festival update

Please note that contrary to reports in some parts of the Brass Band media, the band are presenting their annual Pre Contest Festival at St Pancras Church, Euston Road London NW1 2BA. We are pleased to have Owen Farr (Tenor Horn) as our guest soloist and Brian Turner CBE as the compere. The band will also premier a new work by … Read More

Concert at Long Melford

The band opened their 2016/17 season  with a concert in the beautiful setting of Holy Trinity church, Long Melford, which had been prepared for their Harevest Festival celebrations. For those who were unable to attend,  a copy of the programme is available to download here. The band were under the guest leadership of Bandmaster Iain Parkhouse  (Croydon Citadel) and were … Read More

Pre Contest Festival 2016

The band enjoyed a good Pre Contest Festival at St Pancras Church last evening in the company of a very appreciative audience. Our soloist,  Owen Farr, demonstrated why he is considered one of the best Tenor Horn players today. We are grateful to Besson for supporting his attendance at this concert. It was recognised that BM James Williams had attended … Read More

Congratulations to Jonathan Gaudion

The band to were pleased to hear that having completed his university studies, Jonathan Gaudion has now graduated with a BA. The band congratulates him as he poses resplendent in his formal gown.

Rehearsal with Owen Farr

The band welcomed Owen Farr to rehearsal prior to the Pre Contest Festival. These pictures, courtesy of former bandsman Stuart Garman, provide a record the evening. Bandmaster Iain Parkhouse was leading the band as Jonathan Corry was due to leave for the USA later that week, although he did find time to pop to share a few words with Owen. … Read More

Band Sunday 2016

The Band Sunday meeting was led by our own CO Major Andrew Gaudion. At the end of the service the band presented a short musical programme led by Bandmaster Don Jenkins.  Reference was made to the 30 years of service as principal Trombone of the International Staff Band by Deputy Bandmaster Andrew Justice. This had been referenced by an article in … Read More

Corps Christmas CD project

As part of our community outreach activities, the corps invited all of its musical sections to engage in a Christmas CD project. Last evening we all assembled in our hall and recorded our contributions. The band first of all accompanied two congregational carols – Hark, the herald angels sing and Silent Night. Then, under the guest leadership of Don Jenkins, recorded the … Read More

Festival of Remembrance and Remembrance Sunday

The Remebrance activities were busy for the band and even more so for some of the band. Songster Leader Andrew Lofthouse was busy at the Festival of Remembrance with his RAF duties and many will have seen him on TV. YP Band Leader Simon Hicks was involved in the Remembrance ceremony at the Cenotaph in London with the band of … Read More

2015

ECB on Facebook

Check out the band’s Facebook page which is now being maintained by Garry Ambrose. Click here or the icons at the top and bottom of the page to visit our Facebook site.

Ireland visit completed

The band has completed a highly successful visit to Ireland over the weekend of 22-24 May. On Friday 22 May, the band travelled to Cork, its first visit to the Republic of Ireland, where it was hosted by the St Nicholas Band. The band played in the prestigious Cork School of Music auditorium with guest tuba soloist Les Neish. On … Read More

New website launched

The band is pleased to announce the launch of its new website. The new website retains all the features and information from the old site but has a more up-to-date appearance and greater functionality including an online shop, Twitter feed, video and audio clips. We hope you enjoy browsing the new site and look out for more developments coming soon. Go … Read More

More pictures from the Ireland visit

More pictures have been added to the Picture Gallery from the band’s visit to Ireland last month. See the Events page for programmes and a report of the trip.

ECB at Boundless 2015

The band will be featured at the Salvation Army’s Boundless 2015 congress today (2 July) in a performance of the movie The Salvation Army Lass. The film will be shown in O2 cineworld screen 7 today from 4.00pm with Dorothy Gates’ soundtrack provided by the band. The movie is also available on DVD with the band’s CD Faith. See the … Read More

Bandmaster Corry in USA

Bandmaster Jonathan Corry has recently returned from a week in the USA teaching at Camp Echo Grove, The Salvation Army’s camp and retreat centre in Leonard, Michigan for the Eastern Michigan Division. The camp was for students aged from 8 to 18. There were 5 bands and three choirs plus theory groups. Bandmaster Corry conducted the A band which featured ‘Songs of … Read More

James Williams conducts NYSB

Retired Bandmaster James Williams MBE was invited to conduct the New York Staff Band when they visited Staines recently as part of tour of the UK culminating in the Boundless 2015 congress. Bandmaster Williams is a long time friend of the NYSB Bandmaster Ron Waiksnoris and has visited the USA Eastern Territory as guest tutor at the famous Star Lake … Read More

Bandmaster Corry at Summer Music School

Bandmaster Jonathan Corry has been very busy at a number of music schools this summer. Following on from his trip to USA at Camp Echo Grove, he has just returned from the Fermanagh and Tyrone Brass Band Summer school. There he worked alongside the Course leader Les Neish and fellow Besson Artist Owen Farr and from Leyland Band – Brian Heyes, James McLeod … Read More

RSA REMEMBERED CD

The band is pleased to be one of the featured artists on the double CD RSA Remembered  which is now available from World of Brass at £7.99. Our contributions are On Ratcliff Highway, with the introduction by General Shaw Clifton (R) and the Cornet Trio The Veterans. On Ratcliff Highway was featured on our CD The Bandsman’s Tale and The Veterans on Enfield Connections. Both CD’s are available from … Read More

Guest soloist for Pre Contest Festival 2015

  The band is pleased that Besson Artist Les Neish (tuba) will be the guest soloist at our Pre Contest Festival in October 2015. Les recently appeared with the band in Cork during our short tour of Ireland in May. Further details and ticket arrangements will be announced in due course and will be posted on the Events page.

Further guests at Pre Contest Festival

Arrangements are now concluding to bring the Central Band of the RAF Brass Quintet to the band’s Pre Contest Festival in October. Follow these links to see them in action Pangbourne School earlier this year with Bandmaster Jonathan Corry and rehearsing Edward Gregson’s Equale Dances.

Pre Contest Festival 2015

The ticket details for this event are shown on the poster and will also be available from the box office on the evening. For further details on this and other events please see our Events page.

BM Corry at TMS 2015

BM Jonathan Corry led an individual band at the UK Territorial Music School this year. Former ECB BM Andrew Blyth (also Assistant Territorial Music Director) conducted the other band. From these two bands an A band was drawn, which was conducted by TMD Dr Stephen Cobb. BM Corry’s band used the week to showcase the music of Ray Steadman-Allen. In the final festival he … Read More

Temple 85 at Belfast Temple

During our visit to Belfast Temple in May, the host band invited us to join with them in the march Temple 85. A video of the performance, made available to the band by our host’s, is now avaliable by following this link.

Concert at Great Baddow, Chelmsford

The band will be presenting its first concert of the season in Great Baddow on 3rd October. For further details of this and other events for the band, please see our Events page.

Enfield Town Show 2015

The band were pleased to take part in the Enfield Town Show over the weekend of 12/13 September 2015. Firstly a number of the band supported the YP Band, led by YP Band Leader Simon Hicks and then on Sunday to take part in a corps led open air service. The playing of the band and the ministry of the Songsters and Singing Company … Read More

Friday Night was Music Night

On the evening of Friday 18 September, Songster Leader Andrew “Lofty” Lofthouse was at work as a musician in the RAF. On this occasion he was fulfilling one of his roles as a member of the Trumpet section in the RAF’s Big Band, The Squadronnaires. This picture shows him taking part in that evening’s edition of BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night. This … Read More

Bandroom News

Malcolm Hynd has moved away from the Enfield area and left the band. Joining the band in 1975, following the band’s tour of Norway, where had had been living, Malcolm is one of the band’s longest serving members.  Initially joining the solo cornet section, Malcolm moved onto flugel in 1986 and from that time has regularly featured as a soloist on programmes and several … Read More

Peter Moore

It is with great sadness that the band learned of the passing and promotion to glory of its stalwart Bb Bass player Peter Moore. Peter joined the band in 1959 and gave 48 years loyal service to the band before retiring from active playing at the bands Pre Contest festival in 2007. As well as playing in the band, Peter … Read More

Concert at St Marys Church Gt Baddow

The band enjoyed a good concert in St Marys Church Gt Baddow in support of their Mid Africa Concern charity. The programme of the event can be downloaded from here. Gt Baddow 3 Oct 15

Ticket information for Pre Contest Festival 2015

Tickets for our Pre Contest Festival, which are priced at £10, will be available from the box office at the Royal College of Music on the night for anyone who wishes to come to this event and have not yet purchased a ticket.

Pre Contest Festival 2015 – Photos, You Tube excerpts and Reviews

Photos from this year’s Pre Contest Festival, provided by Bugletweet, are now available by following this link. For those who were unable to attend the event, or who wish to relive some of the performances, excerpts from a number of items on the evenings programme are now available on You Tube: Let there be light; March Millitaire; Another World (World Premier performance – … Read More

Former bandsman Martyn Evans

Former bandsman Martyn Evans, who emigrated to Perth, Australia in 1980, paid visit to the corps during a European vacation. The pictures show him and his wife Lynley being greeted by Bandmaster James Williams and former Eb Bass colleague Garry Ambrose.

Remebrance Day 2015

Remembrance Day was a busy day for the band. The Family service in the morning focused included the Last Post played by Maurice Patterson and concluded with Gustav Holst’s I vow to thee my country. The floral poppy display was presented by Bandmaster James Williams.          In the afternoon the band led the parade to the Service … Read More

Music at the Movies

On 20 November the band presented it’s multimedia Music from the Movies Childrens Concert in our own hall in Enfield. The concert had been widely publicised locally so it was good to see a number of local children with parents and grandparents. This included a number of people who had not been in an army hall before. The programme was compered by our … Read More

Christmas 2015 in Enfield

The band began its carol playing for 2015 in Enfield Town on 28 November as the following day was the beginning of Advent. These video clips show the band in action playing and singing Deck the Halls and Who is he to the people of Enfield. These and other video clips of the band are available to view through YouTube.

House of Lords 2015

The band were again invited by the International Cultural Exchange to provide music at the Winter Dinner in the Peers Dining Room of the House of Lords. A small group provided carols as the guests arrived and lead a short carol singing session at the conclusion of the meal. These photos give a glimpse of the fare provided for the … Read More

Music from the movies – photo update

Our recent Music from the Movies evening proved very popular locally. The photo’s below, courtesy of former bandsman Stuart Garman, provide a pictorial glimpse of the band in concert and informally in the local community. The programme was directed by Majors Alison and Andrew Gaudion. They kept the programme moving with regular interaction with the children in a variety of ways. … Read More

2014

2014

December 2014 The Corps Carol Service on 21 December saw the inauguration of our new Young People’s Band. Under the leadership of YP Band Leader Simon Hicks the band played two items, Wonderful Love by Derick Kane and an arrangement of Jingle Bells. Simon, ably assisted by David Buckle and Richard Hill, has arranged learners’ classes over the last year … Read More

2013

2013

October 2013 The band has completed another highly successful Annual Pre-Contest Festival. Held in the impressive surroundings of the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall at The Royal College of Music, an appreciative crowd was treated to superlative music making from guest trombone soloist Brett Baker and the band on top form. Brett (pictured right), featured a number of items from his … Read More

2012

2012

October 2012 The band’s Annual Pre-Contest Festival 2012 was once again a great success with guest soloist David Childs astounding the audience with his superlative playing. His solos included the virtuosic Endearing Young Charms and Song of the Brother as well as the lyrical Lament from Stabat Mater and On Winter Hill. He ended on a high note, literally, with … Read More

2011

2011

November 2011 Following the band’s visit in 2009, deputy bandmaster and principal trombonist Andrew Justice was invited to travel to Trondheim as a soloist for the annual Trondheimsnatt Concert, held by the Nidaros Brass Band (conductor Geir Ulseth) in aid of the Salvation Army’s work in Norway. Andrew is pictured (right) playing with Nidaros Band (click to enlarge). Other guests … Read More

2010

2010

December 2010 It is with great sadness that we report the promotion to glory of John Hill, a loyal and long-serving member of the band. John joined the band in 1964 playing flugel horn for over 20 years before moving to tenor horn for a further 15. During this time he also served as a hard working and highly efficient … Read More

2009

2009

October 2009 The band’s latest recording Classically Enfield is released this month. As the name suggests, this is a CD of arrangements of well-known excerpts from the classical repertoire and features soloists Christopher Deacon and Dudley Bright, Salvationists who are also active in the orchestral world. September 2009 We are pleased to welcome three new members to the band. Paul … Read More

2008

2008

December 2008 A new CD is now available from Enfield Citadel Young Peoples’ Band. Entitled More than a Song, the CD features a range of items for small band including a number of solos. The YP Band has excelled in recent years, under the able leadership of YP Bandleader Nicholas Samuel, and a number of the older members are now … Read More

2007

2007

October 2007 The Annual Pre-Contest Festival 2007 marked the retirement of Peter Moore, pictured left, the band’s longest serving member. Peter joined the band, then Tottenham, in 1959 and has been a valued member of the bass section since that date. Bandmaster Blyth paid tribute to Peter’s loyal and committed service and to his wife, Pat, who has supported Peter … Read More

2006

2006

December 2006 We are pleased to welcome Jonathan Byfield back into the bass section of the band. Jonathan Cooke has left the band due to travelling difficulties. October 2006 Six members of our young peoples’ band, Josh Byfield, Simon Hicks, Ben Horton, Alexander Price, James Shepherd and Adam Whitehead, have been commissioned as senior bandsmen and have taken their places … Read More

2005

2005

August 2005 New Bandmaster to be appointed Andrew Blyth is to be the next bandmaster of Enfield Citadel Band. He will take up his new appointment during the weekend of 15-16 October when the legendary James Williams MBE retires after a remarkable period of 44 years’ service. Profiles of some band members are now available on the Meet the Band … Read More

2004

2004

December 2004 Andrew Hicks has left the band, having moved to the Bristol area. We wish him well for the future. October 2004 The band has released two new CDs The Essential James Williams MBE A CD of music chosen by Bandmaster James Williams MBE to represent his 60 years’ association with the Tottenham and Enfield Citadel Bands, featuring tracks … Read More

2003

2003

December 2003 Ralph Brill has joined the band as principal cornet. Ralph has transferred from Leighton Buzzard and is also a member of the Band of HM Welsh Guards. David Wilkinson has left the band after more than 20 years service on solo cornet. Nick Garman has also stepped down from the band. October 2003 Available Now….. The latest CD … Read More

2002

2002

December 2002 David Daws has transferred with his family to Hendon SA. David has served the band with distinction over a number of years as principal cornet and band sergeant and we wish him well for the future. August 2002 We are pleased to welcome Nick Marshallsay to the Bb bass section of the band. Graham Wallis has moved away … Read More

2001

2001

July 2001 John Hill has retired from the band after 37 years loyal service on flugel and tenor horn. John was also band secretary for a number of years. We are pleased to welcome Derek Ivory and Andy Hicks into the band both from Hadleigh Temple. Derek has joined the back row cornets and Andy has taken his place on … Read More