Intro­duc­ing The National Youth Band.


About Us:

The Sal­va­tion Army National Youth Band (NYB) sup­ports churches and com­mu­ni­ties in wor­ship and out­reach through reg­u­lar min­istry week­ends. Addi­tion­ally, the band seek to encour­age and sup­port devel­op­ing Sal­va­tion Army brass musi­cians through­out New Zealand.

The band has changed its reper­toire to appeal to a younger audi­ence, and are see­ing an increased inter­est from Sal­va­tion Army churches want­ing the NYB to visit.

Part­ner­ing with The Sal­va­tion Army’s Cre­ative Min­istries Depart­ment, the NYB also under­takes ser­vice at large scale events and pro­vides train­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties as required.

National Youth Band Leaders:

Dun­can Hor­tonBand­mas­ter
Dun­can is the Band­mas­ter for the National Youth Band. Chan­nel­ing a pas­sion for brass and per­for­mance, Dun­can sets the musi­cal direc­tion and focus for the group, as well as pro­vid­ing train­ing and sup­port to the group.
Chris CollingsExec­u­tive Officer
Chris is the Exec­u­tive Offi­cer in charge of The National Youth Band, and is respon­si­ble for the pas­toral care and sup­port of its mem­bers. This also includes set­ting the spir­i­tual direc­tion of the group as well as act­ing as a liai­son between the group and THQ.

NYB is gov­erned inter­nally by an exec­u­tive coun­cil, made up of exec­u­tive lead­ers as well as long serv­ing mem­bers of the choir. Over­all gen­eral lead­er­ship falls to the Exec­u­tive Offi­cers with sup­port from the Musi­cal Direc­tor, while NYB’s admin­is­tra­tion needs are taken care of by the Cre­ative Min­istries Department.

Mem­ber­ship Requirements:

If you’re inter­ested in devel­op­ing as a brass musi­cian with oth­ers of a sim­i­lar age and sup­port­ing Sal­va­tion Army mis­sion through your music, then the NYB might be for you.

In 2014, the NYB reviewed its mem­ber­ship cri­te­ria. To apply for mem­ber­ship of the NYB, you need:

The sup­port of your corps officer.
To have made a com­mit­ment of faith in Jesus Christ.
To be aged between 15 to 30 years.
To be com­mit­ted to the life and min­istry of your local Sal­va­tion Army corps and a mem­ber of your corps’ music ministry.
While senior sol­dier­ship is a pre­ferred require­ment, it is not essential.
To be will­ing to audi­tion for a place in the NYB.

Inter­ested in Joining?

Glo­rify Him With Music.

Glo­rify” will take you on a jour­ney through a vari­ety of styles. Some med­i­ta­tive pieces aim to sooth your soul and bring you into the pres­ence of the Almighty, while oth­ers demon­strate our joy found in Christ.

As you jour­ney with us by lis­ten­ing to our music, we pray that you will be blessed and encour­aged as you join us in praise to Him.

As a band, our goal is to glo­rify the name of Jesus.


Released in 2010. Copy­right © 2010 The Sal­va­tion Army New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.
Make His Praise Glorious
On Duty
The Lord’s Prayer
Peo­ple Need The Lord
El Es El Señor
Lit­tle Prayer
Fan­fare & Flourishes
Super­star Melody
Who Is He
Cairo Red Shield
Won­der­ful Grace
Amaz­ing Grace
Glo­rify Your Name
When I Survey
Once In Royal David’s City (“It’s a Wrap 2″ Bonus Track)