The Winston-Salem Area Command is honored to have the opportunity to host The Salvation Army National Capital Band, from Washington, DC, the weekend of November 8 though 10, 2013.
The group's Bandmaster, Dr. Steve Kellner, is a former member of the President's Marine Band. For many years, the National Capital Band has enjoyed a reputation as one of the finest Salvation Army bands in the United States, and has traveled extensively throughout the US and Canada.
The National Capital Band will kick off The Salvation Army of the Triad's Red Kettle and Angel Tree Campaigns on Friday, November 8th at Hanes Mall with a parade through the mall at 2:45pm followed by a short concert outside of Macy's at 3pm.
The band will then perform two concerts Friday and Saturday night. Both concerts are open to the public and admission is free.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Central Triad Church
2935 Cole Road, Winston-Salem
Saturday, November 9, 2013
First Annual Jack Sutton, Jr. Music Festival
First Presbyterian Worship Center
200 N. Cherry Street, Winston-Salem
Dr. Steve Kellner
Bandmaster, The National Capital Band
The son of Salvation Army officer parents, Steve received nearly all of his early music training in SA bands and vocal groups. He first joined the National Capital Band as a teenager in 1974 and has served several stints with the band in the 1980s and 90s, playing on many of the band’s recordings. He has also served with several other SA bands, including the Atlanta Temple Band and Southern Territorial Band, and was bandmaster of the Prince George’s Corps Band from 1988 to 1991.
Steve retired in 2004 after a 25 year career in military bands, including eleven years as principal euphonium of the U.S. Marine Band in Washington, D.C. In addition to hundreds of performances with the band at the White House and in support of the President, he was a featured soloist on several of the band’s national concert tours, summer and chamber concerts, and served as principal euphonium on the band’s tours of Norway, England, the Soviet Union, and Switzerland. He also played on more than fifteen Marine Band recordings and was a featured soloist on the band’s recording Charles Ives’s America.
In addition to being an active free-lance musician, Steve teaches at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Peabody Conservatory, and the Washington Bible College. He is also music director of Dominion Brass, a Christian professional brass ensemble that performs in the Washington metro area. Steve received his bachelor’s degree in trombone performance from the University of Maryland, and his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the Catholic University of America. He resides in Bowie, Maryland with his wife Janine, a federal lobbyist for the Coca-Cola Company, and the youngest of their three children, Jessica.