We are pleased to welcome you to NFB web site where you will find comprehensive information on the band and its activities.The content of each page of the site is given below and may may be loaded from the menu above.

This page (Home) details of the origins and objectives of the band, and information on a music project by Capt. Nigel Byrne.

The Band page has details of the individual members in instrumental section order.

The Review page also has reports on some of the band activities,

The Music page allows you sample recordings made by the band and has facilities for purchase of the respective CD.

The Guest Book page allows you to make comments on concerts given by the band.

The Contact page also has a full diary of band rehearsals and events, and a tabulated history of band engagements.

Latest news: The band has recorded a new CD entitled "Out of Norfolk", see the Review page for descriptive brochure and ordering details

Band History

NFB - 2014Formed in May 2002, Norfolk Fellowship Brass (NFB) quickly established itself as a friendly group of like-minded active and retired musicians of The Salvation Army as well as others with a strong affiliation to the organisation.

The aims of NFB were clear from the onset; to meet regularly to enjoy rehearsals and give concerts, encouraging friendship between each other. Thus Norfolk Fellowship Brass was formed with 'fellowship' at its core. The Salvation Army's Anglia Divisional Headquarters, based in Norwich readily agreed to the forming of NFB and were pleased to officially approve them as a 'Divisional Band' with the appointment of an Executive Officer.

2016 Engagements
13th May 7:30pm
North Walsham Church
For Church East Window & Methodist Sound System
21st May 7:00pm
Snettisham Methodist Church (Snettisham Corps)
1st August 7:30pm
Sherringham Corps Summer Special
24th September 7:00pm
Concert at Norwich Citadel
12th November
St. George's Hall Gt Yarmouth.
Festival of Remembrance
9th December
Gt Yarmouth Town Hall.
Mayor's Christmas Charity Concert.

The idea of forming such a group came about after discussion over some time between Robert Munn and Michael Whybrow, realising the benefits of regularly meeting together for older Salvationist musicians spread around the beautiful and rural county of Norfolk.

Robert became its first conductor with Michael as Band Manager. In 2007 David Woodrow, formerly assistant conductor of NFB swapped roles with Robert, taking over as conductor whilst Robert became assistant conductor. There were further changes during 2012 when Douglas Beattie was appointed assistant conductor and Robert took on the role of Band Presidnt. Graham Green was appointed Band Manager on the retirement of Michael Whybrow in 2011. Subsquently Graham resigned at the end of 2013 and Michael was re-appointed to the position of Manager in January 2014

Both Robert and David have a great musical background, each serving in HM Welsh Guards and Irish Guards Bands respectively as cornet players. Robert was also a one-time member of the International Staff Band playing under Lieut-Colonel Bernard Adams. Both have served as deputy bandmasters of Norwich Citadel Band whilst Robert went on to become Bandmaster for eleven years, leading them on tours of South Africa and Norway. David held the position of principal cornet for many years in NCB.

Norfolk Fellowship Brass have given concerts around Norfolk and Suffolk and have been privileged to play at the Sandringham Flower Show in the grounds of the Queen's Norfolk residence. The group is available to give concerts to benefit good causes, always with Christian aims to the fore.

Many Salvation Army centres are represented within NFB; Aylsham, Diss, Downham Market, Great Yarmouth, Norwich Citadel, Norwich Mile Cross, Snettisham and Sheringham.

Rehearsals are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at Norwich Mile Cross Salvation Army hall

NFB's repertoire is made up of Salvation Army and popular secular music and features several of the players as brass or vocal soloists.

Salvation Army music from the SA Tune Book

The Front Line

NFB Releases 'The Front Line - Volume One'
The Salvation Army has a long and fine tradition of making music to the glory of God. From our earliest beginnings we borrowed tunes from the secular realm, including popular songs from the music hall. Our writers put spiritual words to these tunes and converted them for our use, capturing the public imagination. The Salvation Army was revolutionary in its approach from its earliest days.

Our Song or Hymn Book reflects those early days and helps to inspire a new generation of Salvationists. Whilst excitin new worship songs have come into our repertoire, it is important not to forget our time-honoured songs, which remind us not only of our rich heritage but also our doctrine.

Capt. Nigel ByrneThe 'Front Line' project aims to provide authentic 'Army' brass band accompaniment to selected songs from The Salvation Army Song Book.

Captain Nigel Byrne is the driving force behind the project and would be pleased to hear from you if you know of a band that would like to record a CD for the series.

Whether used as a resource for meeting leaders or the enjoyment of the private listener, we pray that this recording will bless and encourage you deeply.

Our CD recording 'Let Songs Abound' was produced in 2003 and is available here on our website!

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