Chicago Staff Band


CSB in Rockford, IL
12 March 2016
The Chicago Staff Band returned to Rockford for the first time since 2001.
CSB sounds new era with Seasons concert
17 December 2015
After a welcome and prayer by CSB Executive Officer Colonel Jeffrey Smith, the second Burgmayer piece came in the form of Ascalon Remix.
01 December 2015
With the move of THQ from Des Plaines, IL to Hoffman Estates, IL, the Chicago Staff Band has also relocated to a new room.
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2014 Sounds of the Season Concert

Watch the entire 2014 Concert below!

Audio Clips

All clips were recorded on Saturday, November 24th 2012 at the Edman Chapel in Wheaton, Illinois and are featured on the CD "Sounds of the Season 2012". Purchase the CD at

War Cry

Lift Up Your Voice

Who is He?

There is Music Everywhere

Our Schedule

February 20-21
Rockford, IL
March 19-20
Sheboygan, WI
April 16-17
Galesburg, IL
May 19-22
Los Angeles, CA
Western Territory North American Band Spectacular
June 10 - 12
Merrillville, IN Commissioning

Our Roster

Bandmaster:   Harold Burgmayer
Executive Officer:   Colonel Jeffrey Smith

Marc Smith

Solo Cornets
Beth Cooper
Peggy Thomas, Deputy Bandmaster
Ben Kinzie
Martyn Thomas, Quartermaster

First Cornets
Chuck Smith
Laura Aukes

Second Cornets:
Greg Hurula
Isaac Leka

Lynda Cooper

Solo Horn
Major John Aren 
Meghan Pierson, Accompanist

First Horn:
Kenneth Romin 
Alberto Rapley, Librarian

Second Horn
Rachel Kim

First Baritone:
Jeffrey Kim
Abraham Leka

Second Baritone:
Major Timothy Pascoe
Jonathon Weller

First Trombone:
Brett Tolcher 
Ronald Shoults, Band Secretary

Second Trombone:
William Luhn
Sang Kim

Bass Trombone
David Yim

Joshua Turner
Nathan Hellstrom

Eb Bass
Paul Bowyer
Joshua Bowyer

Bb Bass
Brian Allan
Scott Thomas

Al Stewart
Zac Smith
Zane Koehler 

Our History

The Chicago Staff Band is The Salvation Army's principal concert band of the midwest. Its innovative music and quality performances are the result of dedication and effort of its band members who volunteer their many hours of service without remuneration. 

Of the band's members, approximately one-third are laymen of various occupations and students and two-thirds are Salvation Army officers (ordained ministers) and employees, serving in various administrative and service-oriented positions within the Army's network of metropolitan Chicago facilities and programs. 

All of these individuals have at least three things in common: a love and desire to serve God, commitment to the membership and ministry of the Salvation Army, and musical talent that is willingly shared in groups such as the Chicago Staff Band.

What We Do

Much of our music is based on traditional hymns of the church. That is because we believe our music, as well as everything we do through the ministry of The Salvation Army, should be used to honor God. 

Therefore, it is not unusual for the Chicago Staff Band to perform in a variety of situations such as colleges, prisons, churches and hospitals; in concert halls and on street corners; in tiny towns and major cities. 

Founded in 1907, the band has traveled extensively throughout the United States, as well as concert tours of England, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Panama and made a return visit to London where the band was privileged to play for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Why We Do This

In spite of the many changes in personnel over the band's history, the CSB remains dedicated to Christian service and musical excellence. It is a band composed of capable musicians, but more importantly, it constantly strives to be what was described by a Chicago newspaperman many years ago as "the band with a sacred message."


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