ProfileBirmingham Citadel Band
Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough
The Band can trace their heritage back to 1893, just one year after the opening of the Corps. Over the years, the band has maintained its purpose to lead the congregational singing and provide suitable music in the weekly Sunday services. Its reputation for high-quality brass band music has led it to be invited to play all over the world. Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough took on the responsibility of the band in 2011 and immediately continued to build on the fine reputation built by a succession of well know Bandmasters.
Bandmaster Lamplough has been instrumental in creating several innovations for the band, including ‘open rehearsals’, that in its first year attracted over 200 brass band enthusiasts. In 2012 five members of the band set out on a challenge to visit 92 premier football league clubs in under 92 hours and play the respected anthem of each club. Completing the task in 74 hours and raising over £8000 for Cancer Research.
As well providing music in services each Sunday the band has travelled extensively overseas as well as visiting towns and cities around the UK. Always looking for new challenges the Bandmaster was thrilled about being the first Salvation Army Brass Band to record an album with a saxophone section since the 78 rpm recordings of Chalk Farm Band.