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Report: Philadelphia Kroc Weekend

November 2nd, 2021|

OCTOBER 23-24, 2021 – Harmony was achieved and the outcome of the New York Staff Bands ministry weekend to the Philadelphia Kroc Center of the Pendel Division. The musical [...]

Future All-Stars 2022

October 3rd, 2021|

The New York Staff Band welcomes you to audition for Future All-Stars Weekend, March 18-20, 2022. Future All-Stars is intended for Salvationist musicians aged 13 to 21 and will consist of [...]

Report: NYSB Begin 2021/2022 Season

October 1st, 2021|

SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 – After a season and a half of uncertainty, the New York Staff Band was finally able to get back to the band room during the [...]


September 3rd, 2021|

The New York Staff Band and the Eastern Territory Staff Songsters announce a new CD release featuring the music from the USA Eastern Territory Commissioning weekend 2021. The CD also features solos from Aaron [...]

Online Concert w/ ETSS

June 10th, 2021|

Announcing a joint concert featuring the New York Staff Band & the Eastern Territory Staff Songsters taking place online Friday, June 11th @ 7PM during #Commissioning2021 weekend. You will be [...]



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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