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Old Orchard Beach Concert

July 19th, 2022|

Tuesday, July 26 at 7:00pm - Join the New York Staff Band and Eastern Territory Staff Songsters at the Seaside Pavilion in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. This concert will [...]

NYSB 135th Reunion Weekend

June 27th, 2022|

We are excited to announce that the 135th NYSB Reunion Weekend will be held September 23-25, 2022 at Crestview Conference Center at Territorial Headquarters. Careful planning has gone into this event to ensure it will be a time of reminiscing, refreshment, and relaxation for all, including family members. We are also pleased to announce that Commissioner Mark Tillsley will be joining us as special guest speaker for the weekend. Registration is live on our website at so we would ask that you do register as soon as possible to help with final planning. [...]

Report: May Duty Weekend

May 31st, 2022|

MAY 20-22, 2022 – The New York Staff Band engaged in a unique combination of service in the month of May. The band has been playing some exciting music this [...]

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 [...]



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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