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Radio: All Brass Radio

Dr Jim Fox has plenty of brilliant music to listen to with his latest selections.

All Brass Radio
  Dr Jim Fox brings you plenty of brilliant music

Last month there was a huge amount of movement in our playlist, with 60 tracks dropping off to be replaced by 50 new ones.

One of those added was Hepworth Band's latest CD, but the rest were rotations — showing just how popular some tracks have become over the past few years. Thankfully, we have a huge library of tracks, so no one missed out!

Growing audience

As our audience continues to grow, it has also become much more varied in its choices.

The tracks in the Top 20 are now leading towards a serious side. Kirsty Abbotts playing with Carlton Main Frickley has been in the Top 5 for a long period of time. There are many lighter pieces though such as 'Fat Bottom Girls' by Ebbw Valley Brass.

There has seemed to be a slowdown in the number of CDs coming out in the last several months, although April promises plenty of new releases.

Commercial free

All Brass Radio plays only brass bands (with one or two surprises). It plays tracks from both the latest CDs and the best of days gone by. It is commercial-free thanks to the donors.

Tune in at www.AllBrassRadio.com to listen to great brass music and vote on the tracks you like the best or dislike. The playlist is primarily controlled by the listeners.

April Playlist:

1. Love Changes Everything (Desford Colliery Caterpillar)
2. Country Roads (Las Vegas Brass)
3. You Raise Me Up (Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band)
Soloist: Kirsty Abbotts
4. Fat Bottom Girls (Ebbw Valley)
5. Fire in the Blood (International Staff Band)
6. Mars — The Bringer of War (Black Dyke Mills)
7. Olympic Fanfare & Theme — (Dalewool Auckland)
8. Hallelujah (Amsterdam Staff)
9. Benedictus from The Armed Man (Polysteel)
10. Barnacle Bill (Pikes Peak)
11. Myfanwy (Unison Kinneil)
12. Irish Blessing (Rothwell Temperance)
13. Day of the Dragon Special (Cory)
14. Procession to Covenant (Canadian Staff)
15. The Old Rugged Cross (EYMS)
16. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (Hitchin)
Soloist: Mike Thorn
17. The Barber of Seville Overture (Brass Band Berner Oberland)
18. Theme From Crimson Tide (Black Dyke)
19. Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan (Kirkintilloch)
20. 1812 Overture (All Star Girls of Brass)

David Childs

Atlantic crossing and global outreach for Childs

April 23 • David Childs accepts new academic role in the USA as well as being featured in this year's Proms Concerts in the UK.


Report & Result: 2018 Band Cymru Youth competition

April 23 • Band Jazz Ysgol Tryfan , a remarkable jazz ensemble from a single secondary school in North Wales has won the televised Band Ieuenctid Cymru competition for youth bands

Warwick Arts Centre

Result: 2018 National Youth Championships of Great Britain: Championship Section

April 22 • Youth Brass 2000 retains its Championship Section National crown in Warwickshire.

Wardle Junior Blast

Result: 2018 National Youth Championships of Great Britain: Beginners Section

April 22 • It's a winning 'Blast' from Wardle as they retain the Beginners Section title in Warwick.

Lofthouse Brass Band - Mayor's Annual Charity Concert

Monday 23 April • Ossett Town Hall, Market Place, Ossett WF5 8BE WF5 8BE

Regent Hall Concerts - Clarendon Brass Ensemble

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

Egremont Junior Band - Egremont Town Band and Workington Town Band

Friday 27 April • Workington CA14 3AW

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

Hathern Band

April 23 • Hathern Band are looking for a PRINCIPAL EUPHONIUM to join their Championship Section Band. This position has become vacant because the present player wishes to retire. We are looking for a committed player to fill this key seat. www.hathernband.co.uk.

Lofthouse Brass Band

April 23 • Lofthouse Brass Band require a DRUMMER to complete their line up. We are a friendly 3rd section band who rehearse on Thursday evenings 7.30pm - 9pm and Saturday mornings 10am - 12noon at Outwood WMC.

Lindley Band

April 22 • TUTTI CORNET required to join friendly team who enjoy a sensible balance of contests and high quality engagements under the direction of our new MD Rob Westacott. We rehearse Monday and Wednesday evenings in our own bandroom just 1 mile from M62 Jcn 24.

Sarah Groarke-Booth

BA (Hons) MA
Conductor, Adjudicator, Compere, Actor