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More great music from the heartland of Yorkshire with Chris Helme.

  There is plenty of great brass band music to enjoy from Chris Helme.

Sunday Bandstand: 11th February

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

Minton March (Wilfred Shadbolt)
Royal Doulton Band
MD: Ted Gray — (1982)

L'italiana in Algeri (Rossini arr. William Rimmer)
Fairey Band
MD: Kenneth Dennison — (1975)

The Prayer (David Foster & Carole Bayer Sager arr. Alan Ramsey)
Soloists: Jim Hayes & Paul Kiernan
Cooperative Funeralcare Band
MD: Michael Fowles — (2013)

The Frogs of Aristophanes (Granville Bantock arr. Frank Wright)
Grimethorpe Colliery RJB Band
MD: Major Peter Parkes — (1999)

On Parade March (Eiliv Herikstad)
Hamilton Temple S.A. Band
BM: David Buckley — (1978)

Meditation: The New Covenant (James Curnow)
Soli Deo Gloria Band
MD: Jan De Haan — (1993)

Silver Showers (William Rimmer)
Soloist: Jim Davies
Brighouse & Rastrick Band
MD: David Hirst — (1997)

N'er Blooms Sae Red (Trad arr. Alan Fernie)
Scottish Borders Youth Band
MD: Alan Fernie — (2017)

Abide With Me (W.H. Monk)
Brass Band Froschl Hall
MD: Hannes Buchegger — (2006)

Adventures in Brass (Ray Farr)
Oberaargauer Brass Band
MD: Manfred Obrecht — (1990)

Le Domino Noir (Daniel Auber arr. George Hawkins)
Black Dyke Mills Band
MD: Major Peter Parkes — (1992)

Swedish Hymn (Trad arr. Peter Graham)
Soloist: Gordon Ward
New York Staff Band
BM: Ron Waiksnoris — (1987)

The Gabrielettes (Richard E. Holz)
Soloists: Ron Waiksnoris, Kenneth Kirby & Gordon Ward
New York Staff Band (USA)
BM: Derek Smith — (1983)

Japanese Carnival — Andre de Basque (Albert Ketelby)
Callendar's Senior Band
MD: Tom Morgan — (1938)

Carman Suite (Bizet arr. Gordon Langford)
Williams Fairey Band
MD: James Gourlay — (1987)

Kiss Me Again (Victor Herbert arr. Bill Geldar)
BNFL (Leyland) Band
MD: Richard Evans — (1994)

Violin Concerto No. 1 (2nd mvt) Adagio (Max Bruch arr. Steven Hague)
Soloist: Kirsty Abbotts
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band
MD: Allan Ramsay — (2006)

Yodelling Brass (Philip Lane)
Sun Life Stanshawe Band
MD: Brian Howard — (2007)

Spring from the Four Seasons (Vivaldi arr. Henry de Boer)
Percussion feature
Brass Band de Bazuin
MD: Klaas van der Woude — (1997)

Holiday for Strings (David Rose arr. Ray Farr)
NSK-RHP Ransome
Band MD: Brian Grant — (1997)

Poeme Op 41 No. 4 (Zdenek Fibich)
Swiss Army Band
MD: Andreas Sporri — (1999)

Frog King's Parade (Heini Kronberger)
National Brass Band of New Zealand
MD: K.G.L. Smith — (1953)

Sarafand March (George H. Willcocks)
GUS (Footwear) Band
MD: John Berryman — (1986)

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

Enjoy the show....


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Last week of May Madness at Ev-entz

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Friday 25 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3

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Saturday 26 May • Huddersfield Town Hall, Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Foden's Band - Edwin Firth Commemoration Event - Sandbach

Friday 1 June • Sandbach School, Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS

Contest: French Open Championships 2018

Friday 1 June • Amboise 37400

Contest: French Open Championships 2018

Saturday 2 June • Amboise 37400

Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Brass Band

May 23 • Under our newly appointed Musical Director, Lindon Bolt, our friendly and ambitious band are looking to strengthen the team with a Principal Euphonium player and Front row cornets (Principal to right candidate).

Llwydcoed Band

May 23 • Llwydcoed Band (Championship Section) are looking for a committed Solo Cornet to sit Bumper up in our established cornet team. We are a hard working band with a good balance of contests/concerts/tours and social events. Lifts from Cardiff and West Wales.

The City of Wolverhampton Brass Band

May 23 • We are looking to appoint an MD with experience of brass band conducting to move us forward as a band. We rehearse Thursday evenings 7:30-9:40. Ideally, someone reasonably local to Wolverhampton.

Andrew White

MA(Ed Man), B Ed (Hons), BBCM, ADNCB, PGCE, Cert Ed
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator & Educationist