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Report: 135th Annual Festival

May 20th, 2022|

135th Annual Festival with David Childs - Virtuoso artistry abounds in return to a fully in-person festival APRIL 23, 2022 - The New York Staff Band’s annual festival, now in [...]

Report: Future All-Stars Weekend 2022

April 19th, 2022|

MARCH 18-20, 2022 - It was great to be back together in person again for Future All-Stars 2022 after a three year hiatus due to COVID-19. We had a wonderful [...]

Future All-Stars Finale Concert

February 24th, 2022|

Join us on March 20 • 3:30 PM at the Montclair Citadel Corps (13 Trinity Place, Montclair, NJ) for the New York Staff Band Future All-Stars Weekend Finale Concert. We [...]



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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