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Sheffield Citadel Band was founded in 1881 under the leadership of Bandmaster Charlie Wright. The first instruments are said to be a large bell and an antiquated drum. Despite such humble beginnings the Band grew quickly and even from its early days proclaimed the gospel within Sheffield.

In more recent years of the Band's 135 year history, there has been a succession of excellent bandmasters, amongst them are the more well known names of Bandmaster Herbert Mountain and Bandmaster Fred Gott. Today, SCB is led by Bandmaster Keith Wileman, a lifelong Salvationist at Sheffield Citadel. Under his leadership SCB continues the tradition of our forefathers by conducting services and festivals across the country and within our own city of Sheffield. Indeed you may have heard the Band more recently whilst we were playing Christmas carols in Sheffield city centre, at the city's Meadowhall shopping centre or even at the Sheffield Children's Hospital in December where we were privileged to offer some Christmas cheer to the youngsters there.

The Band's more recent recording, the Lord is Gracious, is a selection of music typically presented during an SCB concert. This is available for purchase from the Band directly and more information can be found on the SCB website
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At Sheffield Citadel we have a great young people and childrens musical sections, comprising of our junior brass band and singing company (junior choir).

Under the leadership of Adrian Wileman, Nicola Wileman and Vicki Lewis, our young peoples musical sections enjoy using music as part of their worship.
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Sheffield Citadel Songsters (senior choir) was formed in 1913 when Mrs Major Ching transformed what was then known as the “Singing Group” into the official Sheffield Citadel Songster Brigade. She was helped in the early days by Jim Owen, who undertook the basic training of the singers. The primary aim of the choir then was to inspire and to bless during both indoor and outdoor meetings.

During its 100 year history, the choir has undertaken many “away weekends” and special engagements including weekends at Regent Hall, Bristol Staple Hill and Sunderland Millfield and also being part of major Army events including being the solo brigade at the Territorial Songster Councils Festival at the City Hall, Glasgow, and in more recent times being part of a massed brigade at the Salvation Army’s Gospel Arts Concert at the Royal Albert Hall – a great privilege for the Brigade.

There have been around 20 leaders of the brigade during its lifetime, however since 1999 it has been under the leadership of Songster Leader Anne Wileman and under her direction the brigade continues its aim to inspire and bless through its music.