The Swiss Team (with support from the UK)

Daniel Bates

Database Engineer in a Swiss private bank
Married to Franziska with 2 children, Alison (25) and Kevin (22). Loves to play piano and any brass instrument (most of all Eb Bass) but conducts Zurich Central Band since year 2000.

Christian Fuhrer

Retired town administrator
Member of Zurich Central Corps Direction / Responsible for building project
Hobbies: Family (3 adult children and 11 grandchildren), music (especially brass band), voluntary administration work

John Major

Property businessman
I’m not full Salvationist but am a full member of the Penge corp in south London where I play the Soprano cornet mostly playing the Bb flat cornet part as we have a very small band. What we are doing at the moment is integrating our junior band into the senior band which has been very rewarding to see the youngsters progress musically.
Hobbies: music always been my love. Additionally to my cornet I have my own electric drum kit and keyboard which I love playing. Other interests include fishing and myself and my wife Sharon have an allotment where we grow our own vegetables. My favourite sport is snooker and am a Chelsea supporter. Come on you Blues.

Sharon Major

Recruitment Consultant
Not a Salvationist but a Catholic.
Hobbies: love music but sadly not blessed with any musical talent! With John, enjoy growing vegetables on our allotment. I also have a pet tortoise that loves to eat our lettuces and cabbages.

Monika Meier

Consultation, sale and repairs of musical instruments.
I‘m not a Salvationist but I play in the Zurich Central Band and teach some up-coming music talents
Hobbies: Music and my grandchild

Jayne Moore

University Lecturer
I’m Songster Leader at Belfast Citadel Corps in Northern Ireland and I’m a member of band. I am married to Bandmaster John. I also assist in teaching children at the Corps brass and singing.
Hobbies: Playing piano, walking, reading, travelling.

John Moore

Company Director
Bandmaster, Belfast Citadel, Ireland Division, UK Territory. I run our corps kids alive band (brass band, outreach activity).
I’m an avid Manchester United fan, Glory, Glory, Man-Utd. Jayne and I have been married for over 23 years.

Gerold Ritter

Historian/IT specialist.
Not a salvationist myself, but married to Conny (former corps sergeant major and current songster leader at Zurich Zentral corps), 2 children (21 and 18), unfortunately not playing the cornet anymore…
Hobbies: Music (playing the euphonium in Musikverein Harmonie Altstetten and bandmaster of brass band Blaukreuzmusik Winterthur), reading, trains (both big and small).

Martin Steck

Facility Manager
Salvationist at Arc Lémanique, Lausanne
Hobbies: Cycling, Photography

Philipp (Phips) Stettler

Solution Manager, Telecoms (not the Chinese vendor)
Salvation Army Corps Bandmaster in Berne
Hobbies: Cycling, Hiking, Traveling, Tromboning, TVing