25th January - A Night at the Proms
The theme for this year's Proms night was 'Space' in order to coincide with the 50th anniversary celebrations of Apollo 11 and the first moon landing. The programme featured music including 'Also Sprach Zarathrustra', 'Star Wars', 'Phoenix from War of the Worlds' and the march 'The Spacemen'.
Christmas, as is the case for many Salvation Army Bands, for BCB is a very busy but rewarding time of year. The band are fortunate to be given many varying opportunities to spread the message of the birth of Jesus to the people of our great city.
16th November - Swanbank Methodist Church
BCB made the short trip up to the Potteries in order to perform to the enthusiastic audience at Swanbank Methodist Church. The concert itself took the form of a more traditional BCB concert in the first half, followed by a Proms themed second half which celebrated 50 years since Apollo 11 and the first Moon landing.
18th/19th May 2019 - Weekend at Hendon SA
In May last year, Birmingham Citadel was blessed by the music and worship of Hendon Band as they visited our corps for a weekend of music and fellowship. This year, it was the turn of Birmingham Citadel Band, to spend a weekend at the Hendon Corps, once again sharing in music-making and fellowship with those in attendance.
23rd April 2019 - Easter Music Course
Birmingham Citadel Band were delighted to receive an invitation from the Salvation Army Music and Arts Department to participate in The Salvation Army UKI Adult Music Course, providing the evening entertainment on Tuesday night.
2nd March 2019 - A Night at the Proms - Derby Central
In addition to the familiar Proms music, such as “Fantasia on British Sea Songs”, Elgar’s March, “Pomp and Circumstance No.1”, “Rule Britannia” and “Jerusalem”, the band featured music based around the theme, ‘A Night at the Big Top’.
8th February 2019 - Medaille Trust - Refuge and Freedom from Modern Slavery
The Band were privileged to have recently taken part in a service at St Chads Cathedral in a service of Prayer for those involved with modern slavery and human trafficking providing support for hymns and background music during the service.
2nd February 2019 - A Night at the Proms
The band's annual Night at the Proms event was held in front of a packed and enthusiastic hall. This year's theme was 'A night at the Big Top' and the crowd were entertained before the concert even began by Mr Steve Kaos White who showed off his range of circus skills including juggling and stilt-walking to warm up the audience.
December 2018 - BCB Christmas Activities
Christmas is always a busy time for BCB. If you'd like to hear a little bit of what we got up to this year, please click the button below.
16th-18th November 2018 - Visit to Belfast Citadel
BCB were delighted to accept an invitation to worship with the people of Belfast Citadel and beyond in a busy weekend that included concerts, marches, open-airs and worship. Reports, photographs and video highlights can be accessed by clicking below.
22nd September 2018 - BCB 125th Anniversary Gala Concert
The Ruddick Arts Centre, Edgbaston was the venue for the commencement of BCB’s 125th Anniversary Celebrations. A weekend, which as it progressed, conjured up so many happy memories of the band’s consistent ministry in Birmingham and indeed further afield over the years.
8th September 2018 - Pre-British Open Music
It is now sixteen years since the first invitation was given to BCB (Birmingham Citadel Band) to provide a programme of music in the foyer of the Symphony Hall prior to the British Open Brass Band Championship.
1st June 2018 - Pre-Symphony Sounds Concert
Unfortunately the Amsterdam Staff Songsters were unable to travel as planned this for this event. This meant that the concert on Friday was changed to feature the Birmingham Citadel Songsters and Band following a last minute request from the Music and Creative Arts team.
12th & 13th May 2018 - Visit of Hendon Band
Hendon Band visited Birmingham Citadel on 12th and 13th May. The Band were in excellent form and brought us programmes with high standards of music-making presenting the Gospel through music.
5th & 6th May 2018 - Visit to the Devon and Cornwall Divisions
Birmingham Citadel Band recently visited the Devon and Cornwall Division and were kept really busy with a number of outreach and concert opportunities, highlights of many you can see below.
3rd February 2018 - A Night at the Proms
“Du Du… Du Du… Duuuuuuuuuu Du Du…” - The iconic percussion introduction to the 20th Century Fox Fanfare as Birmingham Citadel Band opened their annual A Night at the Proms concert with a first half of music from the cinema – “Lights! Camera! Action!”
21st & 22nd October 2017 - Staines Salvation Army Corps
Birmingham Citadel Band featured in this charity concert in aid of the Bobby Moore Fund, who received a cheque for £1300 on the night with more to follow.
30th September 2017 - BCB Gala Concert at the Ruddocks Performing Arts Centre
A busy month was brought to an end with our annual Gala concert. This was held for the first time at the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre, Edgbaston. It was a beautiful hall with mellow acoustics and for those of us in the audience, very comfortable seats. The staff were extremely welcoming and looked after us very well.
16th September 2017 - BCB involvement in the Birmingham Citadel 125 celebrations
The Chief of The Staff and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle, accompanied by Divisional leaders Majors Peter and Julie Forrest, joined Birmingham Citadel (Corps Officers Major Adrian Allman and Captain Clare Allman) for the 125th Corps Anniversary Celebration weekend.
9th September 2017 - British Open Pre-Contest music
The weekend of the British Open Band Championships at the Symphony Hall has quickly become one of my favourite weekends, and what makes it even more special is hearing Birmingham Citadel Band give a pre-contest concert in the foyer.
10th & 11th June 2017 - Peterborough Citadel Corps
BCB enjoyed an afternoon concert at a shopping centre. Many people gathered to hear the Band’s music which featured soloists Nicola Redhead (cornet) and Edward Dixon (Eb Bass).
6th May 2017 - Hagley Road Village
Intrada: Bless the Lord (Phil Rayment) commenced proceedings for a capacity audience at the Hagley Road Retirement Village...
Birmingham Citadel Band are very proud of their long heritage, and are keen to preserve their reports as part of a historical record of the band's activities. Therefore if you would like to read any report dating back until 2009 - when the band's website was first created - then please click the button below.