Purpose

The London Central Fellowship Band is a group of Christian musicians from around the London area. The band sees itself as an encourager within both The Salvations Army and the wider Christian Church. It prays that its music will bring encouragement and joy to those to whom it performs.

History

Roland Cobb, legendary past member of the SA's International Staff Band and The Regimental Band of H.M Welsh guards, formed the band in 1977. From the offset the band has been fortunate to have key members who over the years, had established themselves with SA bands such as Rosehill, Tottenham Citadel, Hendon, Chalk Farm and the ISB. In addition some of the band members have also played professionally in orchestras and military bands.

The Band Activities

Roland, with his knowledge and prowess as a player and conductor, shared his experience and coupled with hard word was able to shape the group of 35 players into a musical combination who were soon to perform at many prestigious events. Just a year after its formation, the band was invited to open The Brass Arts Festival at London’s Regent Hall and share the platform with cornet virtuoso James Shepherd. Their debut appearance was so well received that further invitations to the annual festival followed leading to appearances with such luminaries as Maurice Murphy and Don Lusher.

In 2002, the band was honoured to play at a Lambeth Palace garden party in the presence of then Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey. The band continues to maintain a busy set list of engagements around London and the South East of England, visiting SA centres and churches. The band has been able to provide a small ensemble to accompany worship at various venues including churches and prisons and on one occasion the naming of a lifeboat at The Royal Hospital, Chelsea, home of the famous Chelsea Pensioners. Prior to its first overseas tour to the Netherlands in the Autumn 2006, the band has been invited to perform at The Salvation Army Fellowship Week at Butlin's Leisure Centre, Bognor Regis.

Cost                                                 Venue                                  Date & Time
Adult: £7.00 per person                                     Easneye House,                                4th April 2020
Children under 16 FREE                                     Ware                                                7pm-9pm
when accompanied by an adult                           SG12 8LX

To register for tickets, please ring:
01920 443538
Tickets also on sale at the door

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