Salvation Army Brass Band - Staff Bands

Staff Bands

The staff bands are the top level of Salvation Army banding. A staff band is sponsored by a territorial headquarters. The staff bands were originally made up of staff members from the headquarters. Although most staff bands still have many Salvation Army officer and employee members, non-staff players are more common in the modern staff band. The staff bands are among the most formal Salvation Army groups. Most have long histories, and travel and record on a regular basis.

There are nine staff bands that are generally recognized as major staff bands. The International Staff Band is considered to be the premier band of the Army:

  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Canadian (Canada and Bermuda)
  • Chicago (USA Central)
  • German (Germany)
  • Hong Kong (Hong Kong and Macau)
  • International (United Kingdom)
  • Japan (Japan)
  • Melbourne (Australia South)
  • New York (USA East)
  • Southern Territorial Band (USA South)

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