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The New York Staff Band is Coming to Ohio

Released 1 October 2013

Salvation Army New York Staff Band Visits Ohio


The New York Staff Band is Coming to Ohio, October 19-20, 2013

Celebrating its 125th Anniversary in 2012, The Salvation Army’s New York Sta Band has built a reputation as one of the world’s nest brass bands. The band’s mission has remained virtually unaltered since it was established by then National Commander Ballington Booth in 1887: to bring public awareness to the work of The Salvation Army, to support fund raising eorts and to provide a model of ministry and music making.


Under the leadership of Ronald Waiksnoris, who became Bandmaster in 1992 after a notable career as the band’s cornet soloist, the New York Staff Band continues to maintain the highest standards of brass banding and Christian ministry. Artistic excellence and spiritual commitment are inseparable in the band’s ministry, a characteristic once noted by John Philip Sousa, who alluded to “the armies of men who have been turned toward a better life by rst hearing the sounds of a Salvation Army band.” In fullling its mission and reaching a diverse audience, the New York Sta Band has ministered everywhere from nursing homes and hospitals to such celebrated venues as Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, the Sydney Opera House and Central Park and has performed with artists like Elton John and the New York Philharmonic. Recently,

the band was featured at the International Trumpet Guild’s International Conference in Glassboro, N.J.

As the oldest of The Salvation Army’s Sta Bands, the New York Sta Band has been a pioneer, a musical pacesetter and a much revered entity in the world of brass banding. All of those attributes are secondary to the band’s mission of glorifying God through musical excellence and leading men, women and children to Jesus Christ.

See The New York Sta Band in the following locations

Friday, October 18
Westgate Chapel
2500 Wilford Dr.
Toledo, OH 43615
7:00 PM
Sunday, October 20
The Salvation Army
Akron Citadel Corps
Morning Worship Service
190 S. Maple St.
Akron, OH 44302
10:45 AM
Saturday, October 19
SouthPark Mall
500 Southpark Center
Strongsville, OH 44136
11:00 AM
Sunday, October 20
Wadsworth High School
Performing Arts Center
625 Broad St.
Wadsworth, OH 44281
2:30 PM
Saturday, October 19
Fight On! - NEOSA Divisional Soldiers Rally
Malone University - Johnson Center for Worship and The Fine Arts
2600 Cleveland Ave. N.W.
Canton, OH 44709
4:00 PM


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