USA East Music BULLETIN - WINTER 2018/19 - ISSUE 1 | Page 3

After our Bandfest performance, the youth bands from the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand departed to set up for their concert that evening at Pasadena Tabernacle. Members from the USA East joined the rest of the camp for free time in Old Town Pasadena and spent the afternoon exploring the city with friends new and old. Later that evening the camp reconvened together for the joint concert between the international youth bands. It was a very special moment to be a Salvationist in Pasadena that evening and the tabernacle was filled many famous names from around the Army world, including Ivor Bosanko and General John Larsson – not to mention the players and leaders participating at camp themselves! Because of the nature of the evening, each band had time to present only a few pieces. Nevertheless, they rose to the occasion and delivered a program that gave the listener an idea of their personalities and abilities. The Australia TYB, under the leadership of Ken Waterworth, opened the concert and delivered a stellar performance of “Corpus Christi” (Redhead) as their chief performance. After a brief intermission the New Zealand TYB took the stage under the baton of Duncan Horton and delivered a number of wonderful performances, including an entertaining version of “This is My Story”, T H E S A LVAT I O N A R M Y U S A E A S T performed on trumpet by Jonty Zydenbos. Following this, the U.K. TMS “A” Band took the stage under the leadership of Dr. Stephen Cobb and presented a captivating program that concluded with a performance of Andrew Wainwright’s “Variations on ‘Was Lebet’”, a piece recorded by the ISB earlier this year. It was a wonderful end to a Saturday night and all three bands deserved the standing ovation the crowd gave them at the end of the evening. The next morning, the Star Lake Band travelled to the Santa Ana Corps for their worship service. The band was able to share a number of pieces with the congregation this morning: “Make His Praise Glorious” (Gordon), “O Love” (Blyth), and “Everlasting Hope” (Sharman). Special mention must go to Devonte Thompson for his euphonium solo “Compelled by Love” (Catherwood) and Mackenzie Dalrymple for his horn solo “Nothing but thy Blood” (arr. Burgmayer). Monday was a more relaxed day for the camp. At 9:15am we had another individual band rehearsal and it was here that one of my personal highlights for the week occurred. Our band was fortunate to be joined by General John Larsson, who shared a few words with the group and gave some context behind the piece written by his son Kevin that we would be performing at the final concert. Continued on next page >>>>> W I N T E R 2019 | USA EAST MUSIC BULLETIN • 3