Free Event To The Public! Sponsored by 1st Source Bank The Chicago Staff Band is The Salvation Army's principal concert band of the midwest. Its innovative music and quality performances are the results 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.