Albert Jakeway was born in the Welsh town of Aberdare. Before entering the International Training College in 1914 to become a Salvation Army officer he developed as a musician through the playing of the cornet and euphonium of the Corps band. In 1926 he was transferred to the Music Editorial Department and also became a member of the International Staff Band. During a period of 9 years he was the Bandmaster of the Rosehill Band with whom he made many recordings and broadcasts. Later he directed a number of other significant Salvation Army bands and also served time abroad in Czechoslovakia.
March – Rosehill was composed by the conductor of the Rosehill band, a one Colonel Albert Jakeway and was named after the premises that were occupied by the Salvation Army’s Assurance Society when they were evacuated during the World War 2. It is a majestic march that will find good use in a performance or marching band.