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Young stars headline historic band’s 135th birthday bash

12 February 2016

MEDIA RELEASE

Two up-and-coming young music stars will headline a concert kicking off year-long 135th anniversary celebrations for one of Sheffield’s oldest bands on 27 February 2016.

Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Charlie Green (vocal), 18, and BBC Young Musician of The Year (brass category) finalist Isobel Daws (trombone), 16, will be performing at one of a series of events that will celebrate Sheffield Citadel Salvation Army Band’s anniversary.

The band is comprised of volunteer musicians who use their musical talents to provide hope and comfort to people at the heart of the community and to share the Christian message. Members are drawn from a range of professions, among them are teachers, draughtsmen, business owners, head teachers, former steelworkers and students.

Bandmaster Keith Wileman said: ‘The Salvation Army recently celebrated 150 years of serving at the heart of the community and this year presents an opportunity for the band to celebrate its own ministry and heritage among people in Sheffield.

‘Throughout the band’s history the musicians have maintained their commitment of going to the community to bring hope – from monthly open-air meetings, to concerts around the city, to helping other charities fundraise, as well as visiting hospices and the children’s hospital to provide cheer and comfort to those staying there. The band provides so much more than music – its volunteer members are a source of support and friendship to many.

‘We are looking forward to the Young Stars in Concert event – both Charlie and Isobel are excellent musicians and we know the concert will be a fantastic evening of music, as well as a great way to start our anniversary celebrations.’

Over the next 12 months, a number of events will take place at The Salvation Army hall on Psalter Lane, including a visit from world-renowned Black Dyke Band and a reunion for musicians who were once a part of the band.

Keith said: ‘Our anniversary is a great opportunity for people to return to church or to attend for the first time and to share in celebrations with us in many different ways. We hope that there will be something that will appeal to everyone and promise a warm welcome to all who attend.’

The Young Stars in Concert event will take place on 27 February at The Salvation Army, 12 Psalter Lane, Sheffield S11 8YN. Tickets are priced £5 and can be obtained from The Salvation Army church, telephoning 0114 266 8127, or by contacting sheffieldcitadelband@hotmail.co.uk

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1 Response to “Young stars headline historic band’s 135th birthday bash”


  1. 1 Keith Wileman
    February 28, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    What a great night we have all enjoyed. Charlie and Isobel truly were “Stars” in every sense of the word. A fantastic start to a memorable year for SCB


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