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John Maines has plenty of great brass band music to entertain you with this Christmas.



World of Brass Radio:
Presented by John Maines


A new programme every Friday heard 24/7 52 weeks!

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24th December:
Christmas Special!
Christmas Joy
E Leidzen
New York Staff
Conductor: Ronald Waiksnoris

Dies Natalis
John Golland
Conductor: Major Peter Parkes

Stille Stille Stille
James Curnow
New England Brass
Conductor: Douglas Yeo

White Christmas
Irving Berlin
Black Dyke
Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Childs

Caribbean Christmas
Sandy Smith
Conductor: Prof. David King

Rocking Carol
arr A Fernie
Black Dyke
Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Childs
Soloist: Richard Marshall

Jingle Bells
Norman Bearcroft
Household Troops
Conductor: Major John Mott

Silent Night
Franz Gruber/Barry
Black Dyke
Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Childs

Santa Claus-trophobia
Sandy Smith
Conductor: Phillip McCann

O Come All Ye Faithful
Arr David Willcocks
Fairey/Huddersfield Choral Youth Choir
Conductor: Major Peter Parkes

Do They Know It’s Christmas
Midge Ure
Grimethorpe Colliery
Conductor: Major Peter Parkes

O Holy Night
Adolphe Adam
Soloist: David Childs
Philip Wilby: Organ
Georgina Wells: Harp

Christmas Finale
Paul Lovatt-Cooper
Black Dyke
Conductor: N Childs
Narrator: Ken Greenwood
Voice of Scrooge: James Sykes

31st December:

Kevin Norbury
Conductor: Prof. David King

Russian Christmas Music
Alfred Reed
CWS Glasgow/ United Co-op
Conductor: Archie Hutchison

Dot and Carrie
John H White
Black Dyke
Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Childs
Duet: Richard Marshall & James Shepherd

Comfort and Joy
Martyn Thomas
Conductor: Dr. Stephen Cobb

Jubilant Faith
Ray Bowes
South London Fellowship
Conductor: Major George Whittingham

Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
John Marks
Grimethorpe Colliery
Conductor: Major Peter Parkes

Concerto in D Minor
Alessandro Marcello
BB Oberosterreich
Conductor: Hans Buchegger
Soloist: Hans Gansch

Reindeer Express
Ray Sacks
Conductor: Major Peter Parkes

Epic Themes
John Williams
Conductor: Thomas Wyss

A Starry Night
Joy Webb
HM Coldstream Guards
Conductor: Lt Col Graham Jones

A Christmas Suite
Stephen Bulla
Grimethorpe Colliery
Conductor: Major Peter Parkes

7th January:

To Regions Fair
Norman Bearcroft
Black Dyke
Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Childs

A Phantom Menace Suite
John Williams
Conductor: Thomas Wyss

Love’s Enchantment
Arthur Pryor
Black Dyke
Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Childs
Soloist: Ian Bousfield

Finale from Symphony No. 1
Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Ray Farr

Cuthbert Howard/Fernie
Conductor: Major Peter Parkes

An American Trilogy
Goff Richards
Sellers International
Conductor: Phillip McCann

Star of Bethlehem
Stephen Adams
Conductor: Major Peter Parkes
Soloist: George Thakray

Herbert Howells
Conductor: Dr. Robert Childs

Bonds of Friendship
Jaime Texidor
Conductor: James Gourlay

Yule Dance
Philip Harper
Conductor: Dr. Stephen Cobb


Report & Result: 2018 Flemish Open

April 24 • Hauts de France are second to none as they lead the way in the international battles fought at the Flemish Open in Mechelen on the weekend.

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

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

April 22 • Youth Brass 2000 retains its Championship Section title in Warwickshire with a polished win to head to Utrecht full of confidence.

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

The Corsham Band

April 24 • With a solid result in our first year in the Second Section at the Regional Contest, the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.

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.

David A. Stowell

Conductor and composer