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Radio: World of Brass

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



World of Brass Radio:
Presented by John Maines


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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


Gateshead prepares for the entertainers to arrive

November 17 • The Sage Gateshead will host two days of world class brass band talent this weekend at the Brass in Concert Championship festival.


Trinity Girls look for new lead

November 17 • The successful musical partnership between conductor Ryan Watkins and Trinity Girls Band has come to an end.

Your Logo Here

Big, little, large or small for Your Logo Here

November 17 • It doesn't matter about the size or number for Your Logo Here — just ask and we can keep everyone feeling part of your banding team...


Welsh heavyweights join forces under one roof

November 17 • Cory and Tredegar renew their support for the Ty Cerdd organisation that helps promote and celebrate music making in Wales.

Foden's Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 18 November • Queen Street, Morley LS27 9DY

Contest: Brass in Concert

Saturday 18 November • Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead NE28 2JR

Rushden Town Band -

Saturday 18 November • Park Rd Baptist Church, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 0RW

Walsall Brass Band - Willenhall Singers

Saturday 18 November • Sneyd Communnity Centre, Vernon Way, Bloxwich, Walsall. WS3 2PA

Black Dyke Band - Waterford, Ireland

Saturday 18 November • Carriganore Arena, Waterford Institute of Technology Sports Campus tbc

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.

Glossop Old Band

November 17 • SOLO TROMBONE. The Glossop Old Band Welcomes applications for the Solo Trombone Chair. The Band will be competing in the First Section as of 2018 and are looking to continue its progression back to the top levels of performance

East London Brass

November 17 • Champ band under their INSPIRATIONAL MD Jayne Murrill are looking for a top quality BASS TROMBONE player to join our team. Lots of exciting projects (concerts and contests) lined up in the next 2 years.

Ian Porthouse

Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator