Pre Contest Festival 2018
Friday, 05th October, 2018
The bands annual Pre Contest festival which this year will feature guest soloist James Fountain (Trumpet)
and guest composer Major Martin Cordner.
Tickets, which are only available from the St John’s Smith Square website, are now available.
Concert with the Royal Free Singers
Saturday, 23rd June, 2018
The Band will be presenting a joint concert with the Royal Free Singers – Windsor in the Windsor Parish Church.
This concert is to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Royal Free Singers. As part of the celebrations, the 2nd half of the concert will feature many items you would associate with the Last night of the Proms.
Tickets for the evening are £15, and are available from Citadel Promotions on their website www.citadelpromotions.co.uk/shop/concerts-1
Proceeds from the evening will be used for The Salvation Army work in the area.
Concert at Bishop Stortford
Saturday, 21st April, 2018
The band will be presenting a return concert in aid of the Bible Society.
The concert will commence at 7:00pm in the Methodist Church, 34B South Street, Bishops Stortford CM23 3AZ.
Tickets will be available at the door.
Saturday, 07th April, 2018
The band will be presenting, with Enfield Songsters, its annual Spring Festival.
This event is to be held in Enfield Baptist Church, Cecil Rd, Enfield EN2 6TG and will start at 7:00pm
Tickets for this event are priced at £5 & £3 for concessions and can be either be purchased on the door or reserving them by emailing the corps: email@example.com
This year our guest soloist will be Matthew Stein a Cornet/Trumpet soloist from New Zealand who grew up playing cornet in the Wellington South Salvation Army corps. He progressed through the junior and senior bands as Principal Cornet and went on to become their bandmaster at age 19.
As a soloist, Matthew has performed with ensembles including, Royal New Zealand Navy Band, Salvation Army National Youth Band, and the National Secondary Schools Brass Band. He also spent four years as Principal Cornet of Wellington Brass Band, leading them to four consecutive national titles, one Australian national title, and an appearance at the British Open (2016). Matthew has worked with a wide range musical ensembles in New Zealand including the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Royal New Zealand Air Force Band, and the National Brass Band of New Zealand. In 2014, he was the Principal Trumpet of the National Youth Orchestra of New Zealand and in the same year won the New Zealand Cornet Championship.
Concert to celebrate the life of Bandmaster James Williams MBE
Saturday, 03rd February, 2018
The band are pleased to announce a concert to celebrate the life of Bandmaster James Williams MBE who was
Promoted to Glory in June 2017. The date of this event is significant in that it would have been his 94th birthday.
With his military service and civic honour we are pleased to have use of the Guards Chapel for this event.
We are pleased that former Bandmaster Andrew Blyth will compere the programme which will feature soloists associated with Bandmaster James Williams and include music that were a feature of the bands programmes under his leadership.
Entry to the concert will be free of charge although there will be retiring collection in aid of The Salvation Army and Military charities.
Saturday, 25th November, 2017
This concert is being presented by the band led by Bandmaster Don Jenkins and guest conductor John Ward in aid of the Clarence Adoo Trust.
The band recently recorded the CD High Peak in support of Clarence Adoo. Copies of this will be available at £10 on the evening.
The concert will begin at 7:00pm and tickets, priced at £5 are available through this website to download and print at home.
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A PayPal account will be required in advance to purchase tickets online.
Enfield Remembrance Service
Sunday, 12th November, 2017
The band will be taking part in the Enfield Remembrance Service.
Sunday, 15th October, 2017
Our annual “at home” Band Sunday at Enfield Salvation Army, Churchbury Lane.
The meeting will be led by Commissioners Robert and Janine Donaldson who have recently been appointed to IHQ. The Commissioners originate from Wellington, New Zealand where the Commissioner Robert Donaldson was a keen bandsman.
125th Anniversary Pre Contest Festival
Friday, 13th October, 2017
This year the band celebrates its 125th anniversary. To help mark this occasion our annual Pre Contest Festival returns to Regent Hall, 275 Oxford St, London W1C 2DJ.
Details of our special guest and the ticket arrangements can be found here.
Enfield Corps Community Day
Sunday, 11th June, 2017
The band will be taking part in the Corps’ Community Day celebration.
Bristol Easton – concert
Saturday, 10th June, 2017
The band will be visiting Bristol Easton as part of their 125th anniversary. The concert, which starts at 7:00pm, is to be held the Salvation Army hall, Hassell Drive, Bristol BS2 0AN.
Tickets are priced at £5 and can be purchased either by contacting Steve Jenkins on 07766 137139, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or on the door.
Saturday, 13th May, 2017
This concert, which is to be held at the Methodist Church, 34B South Street, Bishops Stortford CM23 3AZ, is to support the work of the Bible Society.
Saturday, 01st April, 2017
Our Annual Spring Festival returns to St Andrews Church, Plough Hill, Cuffley Herts EN6 4DR
The programme, which will start at 7:00pm, will also feature Enfield Songsters.
Our guest soloist is Tom Nielsen who in September 2014 won a place to study trumpet and Cornet with Andrew Mitchell at the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama having started playing under the tutelage of his father Carl, 5 years earlier. He is currently a solo cornet player and soloist in the Croydon Citadel Salvation Army Band and has been featured regularly as a soloist in his own right with Salvation Army bands around the UK and in Europe.
Also in 2014, Tom attended the Salvation Army’s Territorial Youth Band course and a year later became and still remains, principal cornet of the band. In 2016 he attended his first course with the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain during which he qualified for the final of the Harry Mortimer solo competition and won the Philip McCann cornet award.
Tom is a Besson Junior Artist and plays a Besson Sovereign BE928GT cornet.
Away from music, he is an avid fan of James Bond and Star Wars films and a keen Newcastle United supporter.
Tickets are now available at £10 which will include light refreshments.
70th Pre Contest Festival
Friday, 07th October, 2016
The band will be presenting its 70th annual Pre Contest Festival in St Pancras Church, Euston Road, London, NW1 2BA on Friday 7 October. The church is opposite and within easy walking distance of Euston station. Euston Square, St Pancras and Kings Cross stations are also nearby. Parking restrictions do apply in the area and should be taken into account if you are considering driving to this event.
The programme will start at 7:45pm.
We are pleased that Owen Farr (Tenor Horn) will be our guest soloist for this event.
Tickets are now available via this website priced at £10 each. Tickets are numbered but this is not a seat number. Payment is via a PayPal account and tickets can be printed at home and which you should bring with you to the concert.
Brian Turner CBE, chef/restaurateur will compere this years event.
We look forward to seeing you at this event.
Concert at Long Melford
Saturday, 01st October, 2016
The band will be presenting a programme of music in Holy Trinity church, Long Melford CO10 9DL on Saturday 1 October starting at 7:oopm.
Tickets, which are available on the door, will be priced at £5.
Concert at Croydon Citadel
Saturday, 02nd July, 2016
This concert, which forms part of the Croydon Citadel Band weekend, is being held in Croydon Citadel – Booth Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1XY.
The programme is due to start at 7:00pm
Ticket prices will be announced once they have been confirmed.
Concert at Woodford
Saturday, 11th June, 2016
This concert, which is taking place in George Lane Baptist Church, South Woodford, E18 1LW, is being presented on behalf of Woodford Citadel and starts at 7:00pm.
They are raising funds for a school in Uganda with whom a member of their congregation has a connection.
Tickets, which will be available in due course, will cost £5.
Directions can be found on the church website.
Concert at Lealands School, Luton
Saturday, 07th May, 2016
The band will be giving a concert in Lealands High School, Sundon Park Road, Luton, LU3 3AL with the school choir and starts at 7:00pm.
Tickets, which will cost £3, will be available from the School office after 25 April 2016.
Directions to the school are available on the schools website.
Saturday, 09th April, 2016
The bands annual Spring Festival will be held at St Peters Church, Barnet Road, Arkley, Barnet EN5 3FJ.
The programme will feature our own soloists and include items by Enfield Citadel Songsters, led by Andrew Lofthouse.
Refreshments will be available during the interval.
There is no charge for entry but there will be a Retiring Collection for both Church and Salvation Army funds.
Directions to the venue can be found on the church website.