Canadian Staff Band Inaugural Festival Canadian Staff Band

 BACK TO ALBUMS

Conductor Year Catalogue
*Major Norman Bearcroft 1969 ST56274

Canadian Staff Band

The Canadian Staff Band, in its earliest form, existed as a Territorial Band in the early 1900s. On May 29, 1914, most of the band perished during the sinking of the Empress of Ireland in the St. Lawrence River. While attempts were made to restart the band shortly after, it was not until 1969, under the territorial command of Commissioner Clarence Wiseman and leadership of then Captain Norman Bearcroft, that the band was reformed. Since this early beginning, the band has served under four other Staff Bandmasters: Robert Redhead; Brian Burditt; Kevin Hayward; John Lam (current BM).

The Staff Band sets the example for all aspects of Salvation Army banding in the Canada and Bermuda territory. The band members are dedicated to the primary task of winning souls for Jesus through a motivation of musical enjoyment and an honest desire to witness for Christ. Throughout the past four decades, the band has both led and participated in countless worship services, special Territorial occasions such as Commissioning events, congresses, and concerts, whether on stage or in the street. In addition to monthly corps engagements, the band has represented the Canada and Bermuda Territory by conducting various international tours which include the USA, England, Holland, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Brazil, and Australia and New Zealand.

 

Unknown

We have no information on the record label for this recording. If you have anything we can add to our database to enhance the user experience, we'd be delighted to hear from you. 

Select the track you would like to listen to. Alternatively select the first track, sit back and listen to the whole album.

Be the first to know

Register with Regal Zonophone and you will be kept up to date with any new recordings loaded to the site. You will also be able to create your own castaways index.

This is a private website and is not associated with The Salvation Army or any other organisation. It is not run for any financial reward but for archive records purposes. No downloading is permitted directly or indirectly and no onward transmission of files is allowed. Access only is available via the provided player. All rights of the performers are reserved. No re-use of website code can be used without permission. If you note any problems with this website, please Contact Us. Any comments expressed on the Guestbook page are private comments and not considered the opinion of regalzonophone.com or those associated with the website. If any parties feel their copyright has been infringed on this website, please contact Citadel Promotions Ltd. This site uses cookies. To view our cookie policy, click here To view our comment policy, click here