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More great music from Chris Helme in the heartland of Yorkshire banding

  More great brass band music making to enjoy with Chris Helme

Sunday Bandstand: 7th January

Produced and presented by Chris Helme.

For further information please see www.chrishelme-brighouse.org.uk and follow the Sunday Bandstand links for this play list and previous shows dating back to 2014.
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Rhythm and Blues (Philip Sparke)
Opening for weekly show
Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles 2010

The Billboard (John Klohr)
Sun Life (Stanshawe) Band
MD: Roy Newsome
Originally performed 1979

Overture: The Mill on the Cliff (Reissiger arr: William Rimmer)
Grimethorpe Colliery
MD: George Thompson — 1967

Here's that Rainy Day (Jimmy van Heusen arr: Bill Geldard)
Soloist: Nick Hudson
Britannia Building Society
MD: Howard Snell — 1996

Frolic for Trombones (Reginald Heath)
Soloists: Stuart Scott, Raymond Stansfield and Keith Lister
Besses O' Th Barn
MD: Roy Newsome — 1981

Pursuing Horizons (Dudley Bright)
The massed staff bands of ISB, Amsterdam, Canadian, Chicago, German, Japan, Melbourne and New York
BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb — 2011

You Raise Me Up (Rolf Lovland arr: Peter Graham)
Soloist: Aaron Vanderweele
New York Staff Band
BM: Ron Waiksnoris — 2003

Glemdene March (John Carr)
MD: Kevin Bolton — 1979

March from Pines of Rome March (Ottorino Respighi arr: Howard Snell)
Fountain City
MD: Dr. Joseph Parisi — 2010

Don't Stop Me Now (Freddie Mercury arr: Philip Harper)
MD: Philip Harper — 2011

Welcome to the Jungle, as performed by Guns N 'Roses (arr: Paul Murtha)
MD: Philip Harper — 2015

Symphonic Suite — Toccata (Leighton Lucas)
Brass Band Oberschwaben-Allgau
MD: Ueli Kipfer — 2016

Prelude on Three Welsh Hymn Tunes (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
MD: Dr. Robert Childs — 2010

Don't It Make Your Brown Eyes Blue (Richard Leigh arr: Darrol Barry)
Soloist: Maurice Murphy
Leyland DAF
MD: Richard Evans — 2007

Gypsy Earrings (Ardeshir Farah arr: Ryan McGeorge)
Euphonium Duet: David Thornton and Mark Bousie
Piano: John Barber, Bb Bass: Andrew Cattanache, Percussion: Mark Landon & Anthony Mann

Tone Poem: Everywhere (Marcus Venables)
North York Temple Band
BM: Glenn Barlow — 2013

Spring Song (Matthew Eden)
Soloist: Mark Wilkinson
MD: Michael Fowles — 2016

Dances with Wolves (John Barry arr: Klaas Van Der Woude)
Soli Brass
MD: Thijs Oud — 1998

Humming Chorus from Madam Butterfly (Puccini arr: Sandy Smith)
Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal)
MD: Richard Evans — 2005

L'Amore Sei Tu (I will always Love You) (Dolly Parton arr: Paul Drury)
Soloist: Kirsty Abbotts
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery
MD: Philip McCann — 2010

Ruler of the Spirits (Carl Maria von Weber arr: William Halliwell)
Black Dyke Mills
MD: Major Peter Parkes — 1987

Rhythm and Blues (Philip Sparke)
Closing for weekly show
Foden's Band
MD: Michael Fowles — 2010

Best wishes for 2018

Enjoy the show...

Elkhart flugel

4barsest.shop: Special offer item

January 19 • Band Supplies has a fantastic special offer on at the moment through the 4barsrest.shop with the the student Elkhart flugel horn.


Tredegar to close major Brass Festival in Linz

January 19 • Tredegar will head to the Brucknerhaus concert hall in Austria in November to perform at the Gala Concert of the prestigious Brass Festival Linz series.

Brass Toff

Brass Toff makes brass connection in Africa

January 19 • A wonderful musical mission by the Brass Toff instrument repair company has been a great success.

Philip Harper

Harper on his bike at Cory

January 19 • Philip Harper will be back in the saddle to lead the Cory peloton challenge to raise funds to help the Welsh Champions head to Utrecht.

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Wind Soloists

Friday 19 January • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - EYMS Brass Band at Hull City Hall

Saturday 20 January • Hull City Hall. 67 Carr Lane,. Kingston upon Hull HU1 3RQ

Black Dyke Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 20 January • Morley Town Hall, Morley, Leeds LS27 8DX

Wantage Silver - Gary Curtin

Saturday 20 January • Reading Central Salvation Army RG1 7JR

The Hepworth Band - Soprano Sarah Ogden

Sunday 21 January • Christ Church, Sude Hill, New Mill, Holmfirth HD9 7BL

Frampton on Severn Silver Band

January 19 • We are a friendly non-contesting band in Gloucestershire looking for players, in particular cornets, baritone and basses. We play at many local events and bandstand jobs, and practice on Tuesday evenings just off Junction 13 of the M5.

Shipston Town band

January 18 • We currently need a Kit percussionist, horn and Bb Bass as we prepare for the forthcoming Midlands Area at Bedworth in March. We are graded Section 4

The Corsham Band

January 18 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for a back row cornet player, 2nd or 3rd, to join our team

David Frame

Bass/Tenor Trombone Player, Adjudicator (Member of AoBBA) Occasional Conductor