Solidarity Brass

Music Director Marcus Venables


To Sing Thy Praise  Marcus Venables
Moving Onward  Nicholas Samuel
A God to Glorify Steven Ponsford
All to Thee  Harrison Venables
In Praise Rejoice  Marcus Venables
Solidarity Brass is one of two regional youth bands within The Salvation Army Ontario Division. The band was formed in January 2006 and is made up of young Salvationists from the different corps in the central-east area of the division. The name of the group is inspired by the Robert Redhead composition “Solidarity” which was the first piece the band ever played. The name Solidarity also describes what this band stands for and believes in – The band is a group of young people who are united in mission and can say “on Christ the solid rock we stand” and are in Solidarity with each other to proclaim the gospel.
Marcus Venables is a Canadian musician and composer from Toronto. Marcus is a graduate of the University of Toronto in trumpet performance and has become a sought-after soloist, conductor, and composer. Marcus began learning music through the Salvation Army and is currently the principal cornet of the Canadian Staff Band of the Salvation Army. He has travelled across Canada, the United States, and Europe as a soloist and conductor. As a composer, Marcus has received numerous awards including the 2019 Cory Band composition competition for his piece “Colossus. In addition, Marcus is the Assitant Territorial Music Secretary for The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory.
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