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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 [...]

Report: ARC Ministry Weekend

January 29th, 2024|

JANUARY 20-21, 2024 – The New York Staff Band has long made the statement that some of its most rewarding and memorable experiences have not been on the big [...]

Future All-Stars 2024 Results

December 20th, 2023|

The New York Staff Band is pleased to announce the results for Future All-Stars weekend, March 15-17, 2024. FAW 2024 is intended for Salvationist musicians aged 13 to 21 [...]

Report: Christmas w/ David Phelps

December 19th, 2023|

DECEMBER 9-10, 2023 – Christmas in New York City is a magical thing with so much to do and so many sights to see. There is never a shortage [...]


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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