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Radio: Sunday Bandstand

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...

Andy Wareham

Wareham takes Tortuous route to Black Dyke

April 26 • Andrew Wareham, the composer behind the award winning 'Tarot! Tortuous Tarot!' is to take on the role of 'Young Composer in Residence' with Black Dyke.


Musical Gale force wins Kirklees Composition Competition

April 26 • Young composer Tom Gale wins the prestigious original composition award at the annual Kirklees Composition Competition at the University of Salford, with Jared McCunnie winning the new 'Best Arrangement' accolade.


Fernie to lead youth workshop

April 26 • The celebrated Scottish composer and arranger will be leading a great youth workshop day in County Durham next month — and you can be a part of it.


Whitburn ready to show their outrage!

April 26 • The Scottish champion will showcase its European Championship preparation before they head out to Utrecht

Egremont Junior Band - Egremont Town Band and Workington Town Band

Friday 27 April • Workington CA14 3AW

Regent Hall Concerts - Clarendon Brass Ensemble

Friday 27 April • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

Wotton and District Silver Band - Tom Hutchinson

Saturday 28 April • St Mary's Church, Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire GL12 7LS

Black Dyke Band - Lincoln Cathedral

Saturday 28 April • Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX

The Fairey Band - Pre-European Championships concert

Sunday 29 April • Glossop Old Bandroom. Derby Street, Glossop SK13 8LP SK13 8LP

Kippax Band

April 26 • Kippax Band. Require a Musical Director. Due to the work and family commitments of our current MD, Kippax Band are looking for a new Musical Director to take us forward.. We rehearse Monday and Thursday at our own bandroom in Kippax 8.00-10.00pm.

The Corsham Band

April 26 • Due to work commitments, a vacancy has arisen for a Tenor Trombone player. First or Second position available. We are a newly promoted Second Section band with a friendly and enthusiastic team.

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

April 25 • MUSICAL DIRECTOR required to take the helm. With a 5th place in the 1st Section we are in a great position for promotion in 2019. Do you have the drive and ambition to help carry on with our progress and gain us championship status ? If so get in touch!!!

Phillip Littlemore

GGSM, AoBBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator, Arranger, Teacher and Publisher