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Radio: Sunday Bandstand

More music to enjoy as we head into December from Chris Helme

Chirs Helme
  More music from the heartland of Yorkshire with Chris Helme

Sunday Bandstand: 26th November

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

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.

The show is now played on nine licensed UK community radio stations and five overseas via a Mixcloud link (USA, Australia, New Zealand, Cyprus, France).

The website also has a review section and a brass band nostalgia section.

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Has your band produced a CD this year? If so we would be very pleased to play tracks from it if you have.

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

The Invincible Eagle (J.P. Sousa)
Williams Fairey Band
MD: Major Peter Parkes — 1996

Coriolanus (Cyril Jenkins)
The Massed Bands of Britannia Building Society, Leyland DAF & Williams Fairey
Guest MD: Harry Mortimer -1990

Rhapsody in Blue (George Gershwin)
Yorkshire Imperial Metals Band
MD: Trevor Walmsley DFC — 1972

Napoli (Herman Bellstedt)
Soloist: Maurice Murphy
Black Dyke Mills Band
MD: Jack Emmott — c1960

Fortress (Harold Burgmayer)
New York Staff Band (USA)
BM: Ron Waiksnoris — 2015

Mexican Shuffle (Pol Stone arr: Don Morrison)
Hendon Band
MD: Don Morrison — 1971

Rondoletto for Two Euphoniums (Frank Bryce)
Soloists: Trevor Groom and John Clough
Virtuosi Brass Band of Great Britain
MD: James Scott — 1974

Glory Fanfare (Otto Schwarz)
Brass Band Oberosterreich (Austria)
MD: Hannes Buchegger — 2010

Le Cid — Jules Massenet (arr: Howard Snell)
Sun Life Band
MD: Bryan Hurdley — 1992

Red Sky at Night (Elgar Howarth)
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
MD: Elgar Howarth — 1976

County Palatine Concert March ( Maurice Johnstone)
Auckland Metropolitan Fire Brigade Band(New Zealand)
MD: Lloyd Thorne — 1960

American Patrol (arr: Fred Muscroft)
Yorkshire Imperial Metals Band
MD: Trevor Walmsley DFC — 1972

Harbour Light (Norman Bearcroft)
Soloist: Wilfrid Mountain
Hollywood Tabernacle Band (USA)
BM: William Gordon — 1985

Mühlendorf March (Derek Broadbent)
Brass Band Heist (Belgium)
MD: Bert Van Thienen 2007

Hey Jude (Lennon & McCartney arr: Derek Broadbent)
Trinity Girls Brass Band
MD: Stuart Barton — 2006

Splanky (Neil Hefti arr: Philip Harper)
Brass Band De Waldsang
MD: Rieks van der Velde — 2005

Narnia Suite (Geoffrey Burgon)
Tredegar Town Band
MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs — 2000

Variations ( Andrew Lloyd Webber arr: Peter Graham)
Soloist: Steven Mead
Williams Fairey Band
MD: Howard Snell — 1998

Morning Mood from Peer Gynt (Greig arr: Howard Lorriman)
Black Dyke Band
MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs — 2004

Abu Hassan (Weber arr: Howard Lorriman)
British Army Band
MD: Bandmaster (WO1) Chris King — 2008

I Know Thou Art Mine (Leonard Ballantine)
Kensington and Norwood City Band
MD: Bruce Raymond — 2005

Furioso Polka (Johann Strauss II arr: Luc Vertommen)
Brass Band Froschl Hall
MD: Hannes Buchegger

Appreciation (Thomas J. Powell)
Sun Life Band
MD: Brian Howard
originally performed 1979

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

Enjoy the show....


Major UK youth championship cancelled as 2018 entries collapse

December 12 • There will be no Pennine Action Medical Research Youth Entertainment Championships in 2018 after entries drop to just five bands.

Solar System

Sparke work to increase brass band sphere of influence

December 10 • Philip Sparke's 'Music of the Spheres' is to be performed by Brass Band of Battle Creek at the opening of the influential Midwest Clinic in Chicago.

Factory Girls

Time travellers sought in South Wales

December 10 • A television production company is looking for people with an interest in all things 1970s — especially with the rag trade and a bit of brass banding...

Fountain City

Fountain City success makes a mark in Kansas

December 10 • The UK tour success of Fountain City in claiming podium finishes at Brass in Concert and the Scottish Open has certainly made a mark back home in Kansas.

Strata Brass -

Wednesday 13 December • Rockingham Centre,Sheffield Road,Hoyland Common,Nr Barnsley S74 1DQ

South London Fellowship Band -

Wednesday 13 December • John Lewis Department Store. Bluewater. Kent DA9 9SA

Black Dyke Band - Queensbury Parish Church

Thursday 14 December • Queensbury Parish Church Halifax Road Queensbury BD13

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Thursday 14 December • St Alfege Church. Greenwich Church Street. London. SE10 9BJ SE10 9BJ

Concert - Grimethorpe Colliery: Emmanual Church

Thursday 14 December • Huddersfield Rd, Barnsley S75 1DT

Rhyl Silver Band

December 12 • We have vacancies in our training band who have engagements in their own right.. We would welcome cornets, horn and basses.. Just check us out.

Rhyl Silver Band

December 12 • A friendly North Wales Band based has various vacancies due to a rebuild under our new MD Mr Alan Milnes.. We require front row cornets, back row cornets, solo horn, 2nd trombone and bass.. Come on give us a call.

Garforth Brass

December 12 • Really URGENT final call for anyone who can help us out for the Regional competition at Huddersfield on Saturday, 3rd March! As entries need to be in by the end of the year we need a strong Bb bass player to give us a fighting chance in the World Tour!

Ian Porthouse

Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator