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 included the Trondheim Chamber Choir, Martin Myhre (a nationally-known folk singer), the Nidaros String Quartet, and the organist of the host church in Trondheim. Andrew contributed Ralph Pearce’s ‘Rhapsody on an American Folk Hymn’, and joined with Mari Malm Morkved, trombonist with Nidaros Brass Band, in the old favourite trombone duet ‘Comrades’, and the trombone ensemble ‘Peace Like A River’. Whilst in Trondheim, Andrew also undertook a mini-recital after a joint SA/Methodist church service, where his performances included ‘Sing A Happy Song’ (Camsey), ‘Mid All The Traffic’ (Ballantyne), and ‘The Old Rugged Cross’ (arr Leidzen). View more pictures in the Picture Gallery. View Comrades on YouTube.
We are pleased to welcome Steve Moulton into the band. Steve has transferred from Hendon and joins the percussion section. Chris Avison has completed his studies at the Royal Academy of Music. We wish Chris well for his future career in music.
Maurice Patterson has been commissioned as band sergeant.
Chris Jaudes will be the featured guest soloist at this year’s Annual Pre-Contest Festival, to be held once more at the prestigious St John’s Smith Square venue in London on Friday 14 October. Chris is a session trumpet player on New York’s Broadway and has played lead trumpet for many of the leading shows including Hair, Gypsy, Annie Get Your Gun, Sunset Boulevard and Evita. His exciting style of trumpet playing is sure to bring something special to this year’s event. Congratulations to Bandmaster Jonathan Corry on his marriage to Louisa Hampel on Friday 12 August. Jonathan and Louisa were married at Chelmsford Citadel, Louisa’s home Corps, with many members of the band in attendance. Lt Col Lincoln Parkhouse conducted the marriage ceremony. The bride and groom left the hall to the familiar strains of The Red Shield. We wish Jonathan and Louisa a long and happy married life together.
It is with great sadness that we report the promotion to glory of Commissioner Helen Clifton, a former Commanding Officer of the Enfield Corps. The band was privileged to play at a Service of Thanksgiving for Commissioner Clifton at the Salvation Army’s William Booth College in Camberwell, South London, on Tuesday 5th July.
Bandmaster Jonathan Corry attended the recent Music Leaders’ Councils at Westinster Central Hall with four former bandmasters of Tottenham and Enfield Citadel Bands. Bandmaster Corry is pictured, right, with Andrew Blyth, James Williams MBE, Lt Col Ray Steadman-Allen OF and Richard Phillips. Malcolm Hynd has moved back on to flugel horn. Malcolm stepped down from the band in 2006 following a change in work circumstances but has continued to help out on 1st cornet during this time. He has now taken up the flugel seat once more.
The band’s new CD, Enfield Connections, is available now. The new recording features music specially written for the band, or by composers with close connections with the band, and is already winning plaudits from the musical press. Nominated as CD of the month by Brass Band World magazine, the recording includes a number of Army classics as well as new compositions. A full track listing, reviews and ordering information are available on the Recordings page.
Oliver Quinn (pictured right) was guest soloist at the band’s Annual Spring Festival held in Waltham Abbey on 16 April. Oliver, a junior soldier at Staines Corps, is the latest up and coming soloist to be featured in this series of spring concerts. Supported by the band he presented a number of solos in a variety of styles. The programme, which also featured the Enfield Songsters, is available to view from the Events page. Oliver is taking part in a World Challenge expedition in 2012 to take part in community projects in Vietnam and Laos. If you want to know more about this exciting venture and consider sponsoring Oliver, please visit his World Challenge webpage.
Congratulations are due to Tim Hynd on his marriage to Lyndsey Adams at Castleford Citadel on 5 February. We wish Tim and Lyndsey well for their married life together.
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The band’s Facebook page has been updated. Click on the logo to follow Enfield Citadel Band on Facebook.
ECB on YouTube
A video of the band playing at the Butlins Fellowship Week in September 1984 has been added to YouTube. The video features long-serving principles Keith Hutchinson and Richard Martin (Cornet), Peter Wise (Euphonium) and Michael Savage (Trombone). Eagle eyed viewers will also spot current members Hilton Patterson, Stuart Horton and Garry Ambrose as well as Carl Shepherd and Malcolm Hynd who still play with the band on a regular basis. Thanks to Shirley Hutchinson for drawing this video to our attention. Click on the YouTube logo to view the video.