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Future All-Stars 2022 Results

January 8th, 2022|

The New York Staff Band is pleased to announce the results for Future All-Stars weekend, March 18-20, 2022. FAW 2022 is intended for Salvationist musicians aged 13 to 21 [...]

Report: GNY Giant Red Kettle Times Square

December 8th, 2021|

NOVEMBER 30, 2021 – The New York Staff Band was thrilled to support the Greater New York Division recently on Giving Tuesday (an annual holiday that promotes donations to [...]

Christmas Concert w/ Boston Brass

November 20th, 2021|

We are Thrilled to have the Boston Brass as our special guest for our Christmas concert on Saturday, December 11 • 7:00pm at Montclair Citadel (13 Trinity Pl. Montclair, [...]

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 [...]



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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