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Radio: Sunday Bandstand

More great music to send out to the banding world from Chris Helme in the heartland of Yorkshire...

  Plenty of great music from Chris Helme in the brass band heartland of Yorkshire

Sunday Bandstand: 8th April

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)

Royal Tiger March (Harold Moss)
Leyland Band
MD: Russell Gray — (2006)

Benvenuto Cellini (Hector Berlioz arr. Frank Wright)
Black Dyke Mills Band
MD: Geoffrey Brand — (1971)

Send In The Clowns (Stephen Sondheim arr. Adam Taylor)
Soloist: Jim Hayes
Co-operative Funeral Care Band
MD: Michael Fowles — (2013)

Deliverance (Philip Catelinet)
Duet: Keith Hutchinson & Richard Martin
Enfield Citadel Band of Salvation Army
BM: James Williams — (1977)

Morgenblatter op. 279 (Johann Strauss II)
Munn & Felton's (Footwear) Band
MD: Stanley Boddington — (1961)

Variations on a Theme (Mermaid's Song) from Oberon — (Carl Maria Von Weber arr. Alexander Owen)
Soloist: James Shepherd
Besses o' th' Barn Band
MD: Elgar Howarth
Live recording at the Royal Albert Hall Festival Concert — (1983)

Fetes (Claude Debussy arr. Thomas Wyss)
Massed bands of CWS Glasgow, Desford Colliery Dowty, Britannia Building Society, Cory & Grimethorpe Colliery
MD: Howard Snell — (1988)

Tancredi Overture (Rossini arr. William Rimmer)
Brighouse & Rastrick
MD: Derek Broadbent — (1989)

Spanish Impressions — No. 4: Santiago di Compostella — (Rodney Newton)
Williams Fairey Band
MD: James Gourlay — (1997)

Galop from the musical comedy Moscow, Cheryomushki (Dmitri Shostakovich arr. Gary Westwood)
Leyland Band
MD: Russell Gray — (2006)

The Light Fantastic (Paul Lovatt-Cooper)
European Youth Brass Band
MD: Erik Janssen — (2016)

Poet and Peasant (Franz von Suppe)
Massed bands of Foden's Motor Works, Fairey Aviation and Morris Motors
MD: Harry Mortimer — (1957)
Fantasy for Euphonium (Philip Sparke)
Soloist: Ian Craddock
Band of the Yorkshire Metals
MD: Denis Carr — (1979)

March Centaur (Derek Broadbent)
Brass Band Schoonhoven
MD: Erik Janssen — (1996)

Partita: 3rd mvt Canzona and the 4th mvt Rondo — (Wilfred Heaton)
Black Dyke Band
MD: Professor Nicholas Childs -(2002)

Granada (Austin Lara arr. Mark Freeh)
Soloist: Jim Hayes
Co-operative Funeral Care Band
MD: Michael Fowles — (2013)

Mischievous Spirit (Gabriel Major-Marothy)
Hannaford Street Silver Band
MD: Raymond Tizzard

Victoria (Alexander Lithgow)
Wellington Municipal Fire Brigade Band
MD: Norman Goffin — (1968)

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

Enjoy the show...

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.

Jonathan Pippen

Conductor, Adjudicator, Trombone Soloist & Clinician