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Visitors are always welcome to our rehearsals which are held on the second and fourth Mondays
of each month at the Bromley Temple Salvation Army Hall, Ethelbert Road, Bromley BR1 1HU.

The SLFB is open to mature, competent players who fall into one or more of the following categories-
i) are active, retired or former Salvation Army bandsmen
ii) are members of or regular attenders at other churches
iii) are sympathetic to The Salvation Army’s ethos and are committed to the Christian faith

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South London Fellowship Band announces Derick Kane as its Music Director.

The South London Fellowship Band (SLFB) has appointed Derick Kane as its Music Director.

Rowland Little, SLFB’s Band Manager, said that the Band was absolutely delighted that Derick had accepted its invitation:

“We are very fortunate indeed to have secured an internationally known and high profile musician as our Leader. Derick has guest-conducted the Band in the past and his reputation as a player and musician made him an obvious target and choice. We look forward to the future with renewed vigour and enthusiasm under his leadership.”

Derick will renew his links with former ISB colleague Major George Whittingham who founded the Band in 1994 and is a playing member of the Band on Eb bass in his 94th year. Derick will be formally appointed in  March during a concert at the United Reformed Church in West Wickham marking  the band’s 25th consecutive visit since its formation.

Derick said: “I am delighted and honoured to be appointed as MD to the band. I have enjoyed past association as soloist under previous leaders as well as leading rehearsals on occasions. I look forward to working with these committed players in the future, making music, sharing special fellowship, and reaching out to others through the music of the band.”

End of year bulletin 2019

  • The final rehearsal of 2019 was ‘open’ in nature, so alumni, relatives and friends joined with the band to enjoy this ‘end of term’ event playing through various items and enjoying fellowship together.
  • Musical Director Darrell Scholes advised the band at the beginning of November that he would be standing down from his role with the band at this time. He was thanked for his commitment and work with the band, maintaining a high standard of playing during his association with SLFB over more than 6 years.
  • Derick Kane has agreed to lead rehearsals in January 2020 on an interim basis and we look forward to continuing our association with Derick, who is no stranger to the band.
  • On a day of travel disruption, the band spent a day playing Christmas music to shoppers in John Lewis store, Bluewater. There were many positive comments from partners at the store, as well as their customers, who enjoyed the longstanding tradition of a group of Salvationists putting across the Christmas message in brass.

The South London Fellowship Band would like to thank all it’s members for their commitment and enthusiastic involvement in all it’s activities. We thank the families of members for their understanding and support for their loved ones who undertake this activity and wish them, our alumni and friends a very happy Christmas and fulfilling 2020.

We look forward to seeing you at our future events.

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