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Christmas Concert with David Phelps

October 3rd, 2023|

Celebrate the Christmas season with a fantastic event like no other! David Phelps is credited among today’s most spectacular voices. His seemingly endless vocal range, which extends more than [...]

Future All-Stars Weekend 2024

October 1st, 2023|

The New York Staff Band welcomes you to audition for Future All-Stars Weekend, March 15-17, 2024. Future All-Stars is intended for Salvationist musicians aged 13 to 21 and will consist of [...]

NYSB Bulletin Summer 2023

September 29th, 2023|

The latest NYSB bulletin pays tribute to former bandmasters of the New York Staff Band, Vernon Post and Brian Bowen. View the bulletin HERE.

Report: Ocean Grove Salvation Army Day

September 15th, 2023|

SEPTEMBER 9-10, 2023 – With great enthusiasm and anticipation, the men and women of the New York Staff Band met in early September for the first rehearsal of the [...]


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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