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136th Annual Festival

March 9th, 2023|

136th Annual Festival with the New York Staff Band. April 15 • 5:30pm • Centennial Memorial Temple (120 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011) • FREE admission. Featuring [...]

Future All-Stars 2023 Finale Concert

February 23rd, 2023|

Join us on March 19, 3:30pm at the Montclair Citadel Corps (13 Trinity Pl. Montclair, NJ) for the Future All-Stars Finale Concert. Free Admission. You won't want to miss! [...]

Promotion to Glory of Vernon Post

January 11th, 2023|

It is with great sadness that we announce the promotion to glory of former Territorial Music Secretary and New York Staff Bandmaster, Vernon Post. Post was a leading figure [...]

Future All-Stars 2023 Results

December 23rd, 2022|

The New York Staff Band is pleased to announce the results for Future All-Stars weekend, March 17-19, 2023. FAW 2023 is intended for Salvationist musicians aged 13 to 21 [...]

Report: Christmas Weekend

December 23rd, 2022|

DECEMBER 10-11, 2022 – The New York Staff Band's Christmas Weekend was a festive and musical celebration. The ministry weekend kicked off on Saturday with a Christmas concert at [...]

NYSB to Visit UK in March 2023

December 21st, 2022|

We are pleased to announce that the New York Staff Band will be visiting the UK in March 2023. Our tour will include stops in Sale, Birmingham, Norwich, Regent [...]


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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