Bandmaster: Mr Alan Norman
The Brass Band has been associated with The Salvation Army from its early days and continues to form part of the fellowship of many centres.
The band at Luton is one such section being an integral part of the worshipping community and continues to support worship in the regular services as it has done for many years.
In the wider local community it plays at Homes for the Elderly, Remembrance Day and Christmas in local shopping malls and supermarkets.
The Band’s members are drawn from all walks of life. Some are retired while others are teachers, lorry drivers, care workers, sales representatives and students. Virtually all have spent most of their lives involved in Salvation Army music making.
The band members give their time freely. They rehearse each week on Tuesday at 8.00pm, though rehearsals are usually cancelled during the summer.
The opportunities which they have to express God’s love has always motivated them to play music in a way which shows the joy experienced in God’s service, and to communicate that joy to others. Such a commitment of all Salvation Army bandsmen and women has derived from this strongly held belief: that ‘Only the best is good enough for the highest’.
It is the prayer of the band members along with all other Salvationist musicians that their playing might be used to glorify God and help to extend His Kingdom.