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NYSB Bulletin Summer 2023

September 29th, 2023|

The latest NYSB bulletin pays tribute to former bandmasters of the New York Staff Band, Vernon Post and Brian Bowen. View the bulletin HERE.

Old Orchard Beach Camp Meetings Livestream

July 21st, 2023|

Visit for all of the livestreams of the Old Orchard Beach Camp Meetings starting next weekend, Saturday, July 29. Tuesday, August 1 • 7:00pm will be the final [...]

Concert with the Canadian Staff Songsters

July 19th, 2023|

Friday, July 28, 2023 • 7:00pm - New York Staff Band and Canadian Staff Songsters in concert at the Salvation Army Old Orchard Beach Corps. FREE Admission. More Information [...]


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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