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SA magazine for brass bands relaunches

Friday 19 October, 2018

The monthly magazine for Salvation Army brass musicians and bands, SA Bandsman, has relaunched under the new title, SA Band World, and will be published by Brass Band World’s publisher, Kapitol Media Ltd. for owner - Salvation Army Trading Company (SATCoL).

The magazine suspended publication for three months, from July to September this year, due to the sale of British Bandsman by KGC Media Ltd., which was publishing and distributing SA Bandsman for SATCoL.
 
The Managing Director of SATCoL, Trevor Caffull, explained: “For the past three years or so, SA Bandsman has been published by KGC Media Ltd., which owned British Bandsman. Following protracted negotiation with an interested purchaser that did not proceed to sale, British Bandsman was acquired by IBB Media. Unfortunately, it was not possible to publish SA Bandsman for three months from July to September, or to comment on its
short-term suspension due to the obvious confidentiality of these sale negotiations. Once sale to IBB Media had concluded, however, and given the new owner’s decision to publish British Bandsman online only, SATCoL sought a new partner to publish the SA magazine on its behalf.”
 
Trevor Caffull added: “With sincere apologies to subscribers for the temporary suspension of SA Bandsman, I am now delighted to announce that, licensed by SATCoL, Kapitol Media is now publishing SA Bandsman as SA Band World – a title that reflects the international editorial perspective of the magazine and with a classy, exciting new look, which I hope will appeal to readers.
 
I am also delighted to announce the new Editor of SA Band Worldas Andrew Blyth, who succeeds founding Editor, Andrew Wainwright - now Editor of British Bandsman for IBB Media, whom I would like to thank for his outstanding service since the magazine’s inception in 2011. Andrew Blyth comes with a worldwide and world-class reputation in SA music-making circles, and we are very excited that he has taken this important role.“

Also commenting, Andrew Blyth said: “It is with a real sense of privilege and excitement that I have accepted the editorship of SA Band World, which will continue to build and strengthen on the foundation set by SA Bandsman. I hope readers find the new-look publication appealing and look forward to continuing its original aim of encouraging Salvation Army brass band musicians worldwide, whilst at the same time extending SA brass band ministry.”
 
Trevor Caffull concluded: “Due to the three-month break in publication, the renewal date for SA Band World subscriptions will be delayed by an equivalent three months, ensuring that there is no financial loss to subscribers. SA Band World’s Subscriptions Manager, Denise Burrows,will be contacting current subscribers in the near future, but they are also warmly invited to discuss their subscriptions with Denise sooner, should they wish to and can reach her by telephone on +44 (0) 2920 700943, or email her at: sabw.subscriptions@gmail.com
 
“I am excited about the continued future of SA Band World under its new team and hope that readers find much interest in its pages, in the future.”