NYTB 2019


Since 1970, the North York Temple Band’s mission, as a vital part of the corps (church) ministry, has been to spiritually nourish its members, while evangelizing the gospel of Jesus Christ to people around the world. 

Throughout its rich heritage, the band has dedicated all its efforts to the glory of God. 

Under Bandmaster Glenn Barlow, the band has been privileged to participate in a broad spectrum of music ministries within the community. From Sunday nursing homes and morning worship services, to the stage of Roy Thomson Hall, the band continues to thank God for its ministry opportunities and, through prayer and action, continues to rededicate its services back to Him. 

The band has been privileged to participate in a wide variety of events both in Canada and abroad and has worked with many renowned artists including Michael Burgess, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Amadeus Choir, the Elmer Iseler Singers, Gold City Quartet and Darren Bartlett. 

As part of the 2011-2012 season, the band was asked to perform the National Anthems at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto for the Toronto Maple Leafs, where we will return this year for a repeat performance. The band was the international guest group representing The Salvation Army at the Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville, Kentucky, USA, and again provided the accompaniment to the 1000 voices of The Big Sing held at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall.  2013 was a highlight year for the band in terms of memorable moments. This saw the band returning to the recording studio for two new CD’s and a tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland which included a joint concert with the famous Cory Band. 


This season see's the band continue its strong weekly ministry at the corps as well as large concerts around the GTA. The band joins together with the Amadeus Choir for the first time in almost a decade for the Christmas Spectacular, and once again shares the stage with the Toronto Mass Choir at Easter.

We pray God’s blessing on you as you browse our site and hope to connect with you at one of our many events either in Canada or internationally.




As Bandmaster, Glenn Barlow has led the North York Temple Band through a period of exciting ground breaking milestones, the results of which have been ministry opportunities to a much larger audience most often times outside of an army setting.

From the leading of events such as the annual 1000 voice “Big Sing” event at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall, to providing the National Anthems at the Air Canada Centre for the Toronto Maple Leafs, through his leadership, the band has enjoyed a time of fruitful and high exposure ministry.

As Bandmaster, Glenn Barlow has always maintained a high integrity that has been reflected in his bandsmen, and as such, an equal footing is always given to the bands Sunday responsibilities from open air hospital ministry to the Sunday morning meeting.

This model leadership has resulted in much blessing from the Lord and the band is fortunate to have many young people, in fact, over two thirds of the band is under the age of thirty.

Educated at the renowned Royal Academy of Music in London, he gained his Bachelor of Music (Honours) and LRAM, FTCL, LGSM and ALCM diplomas. During his tenure at the Academy, Glenn was a member of the Enfield Citadel Band as its Soprano cornet player under the direction of Bandmaster James Williams MBE.

His conducting has not been limited to the brass band idiom, having conducted the Colorado Symphony, Vancouver Symphony as well as a performance of the rarely heard Mahler Symphony No.8 (Symphony of a Thousand) at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

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