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137th Annual Festival with Caleb Hudson

March 7th, 2024|

We are thrilled to announce that trumpet virtuoso Caleb Hudson will be the special guest for the 137th Annual Festival - April 20 • 7:00pm • Montclair Citadel Corps. [...]

Report: Territorial Leaders Welcome

March 5th, 2024|

On Saturday, February 10th 2024, at Montclair Citadel, NJ corps, the USA Eastern Territory was pleased to welcome the newest Territorial Commanders, Commissioners Ralph and Susan Bukiewicz, in an [...]

Future All-Stars Finale Festival

March 5th, 2024|

2024 Future All-Stars Finale Festival - Sunday, March 17 • 2:30pm • Montclair Citadel - 13 Trinity Place. Montclair, NJ 07042 - FREE Admission

NYSB Composer Contest 2024

February 12th, 2024|

The New York Staff Band is pleased to announce its fourth NYSB Composer Contest. Below you will find a description of the guidelines, eligibility and submission requirements for the [...]

Territorial Leaders Welcome February 10

February 6th, 2024|

This Saturday, tune in online at 3:00 PM via or join us in person at Montclair Citadel as we officially welcome our new Territorial Leaders, Commissioners Ralph and [...]


The New York Staff Band represents the finest in Christian brass band performance. Holding the distinction of being the first ‘staff band’ in Salvation Army [SA] music history, the NYSB meets the challenge of maintaining the highest standards of musical practice and Christian ministry expected of such a model group. When the band released its first 33-rpm ‘long play’ [LP] back in 1957 under Staff Bandmaster Richard Holz, it was heralded as ‘America’s Foremost Brass Band.’ The liner notes stated boldly: “From the ‘greatest city in the world’ comes one of the greatest bands of the world. The description of the band by a leading New York music critic over 70 years ago–“amateur musicians who play like professionals”–can easily be underscored and endorsed in the second decade of the 21st century. The NYSB has been and continues to be a trailblazer in SA and brass band music making.

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