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Radio: Yorkshire Brass

Plenty of music to get you through the Festive period thanks to David Hoyle.



Yorkshire Brass:

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Live broadcast available weekly on Sunday afternoon from 1pm BBC Radio Leeds 92.4FM, 103.9FM, DAB digital and 774AM or BBC Radio York 95.3FM, 103.7FM or 104.3 FM

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Sunday 18th December:

Oberaargauer Brass Band
A Christmas Celebration
Arr Howard Lorriman

Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Midnight Sleighride
Ray Farr

Harrogate Band
The Carollers
R E Holz

Cory Band
Russlan & Ludmilla
Mikhail Glinka

Brian Evans & Wingates Band

Brighouse & Rastrick Band
Marching Through Georgia
Goff Richards

Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Mistletoe & Wine

Yorkshire Building Society Band
Caribbean Christmas
Sandy Smith

Black Dyke Band
O Holy Night
Adolphe Adam

Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel Band
Santa Claustrophobia
Sandy Smith

Cory Band
The Christmas Song

Brass Band Aid Celebrity Band
Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Black Dyke Band
Alan Fernie

Black Dyke Band
Clive Barraclough

Maurice Murphy & Leyland DAF Band
Love on the Rocks
Arr P Sparke

Solid Brass
It’s a Sin

Roberts Bakery Band
Grand March from Tannhauser
Richard Wagner

Royal Doulton Band
Music Box Dancer

Band of the Salvation Army
The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy
Arr Kevin Norbury

Brighouse & Rastrick Band
O Come All Ye Faithful
Arr Ray Woodfield

Rothwell Temperance Band
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
J Styne

Brighouse & Rastrick Band
Stop the Cavalry
Jona Lewie

Besses Boys Band
Christmas Crackers
Ray Woodfield

Brighouse & Rastrick Band
As With Gladness Men of Old
Arr Ray Woodfield

Royal Doulton Band
Mary’s Boy Child

Thoresby Colliery Band
A Christmas Festival
Leroy Anderson


Stars Signal intent at Cosford Open Day

November 24 • Ian Porthouse, Katrina Marzella, Richard Marshall, Nick Hudson, Simon Gresswell and Helen Varley will be leading an Open Day alongside The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals at RAF Cosford next week — and you can be there!


International flavour to the Scottish Open in Perth

November 24 • There is a cross border, cross ocean feel to the Scottish Open Championship in Perth this weekend.

Swiss flag

Swiss contenders ready to seek Eden in Montreux

November 24 • 67 bands will compete for the various Swiss National titles in Montreux this weekend, with the best seeking a trip to Utrecht by creating their perfect Eden.


A4 look to invigorate quartet writing with new initiative

November 24 • The A4 Brass Quartet is hoping a new composer competition will help reinvigorate the art of brass ensemble writing...

Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE

Enfield Citadel Band -

Saturday 25 November • The Salvation Army. 42 Clarence Road. Southend. SS1 1AN SS1 1AN

Newstead Brass -

Saturday 25 November • John Godber Centre. Ogle Street. Hucknall. Nottingham NG15 7FQ

Olney Brass

November 23 • 2nd Trombones, look no further. We are looking for a 2nd trombone to join our band. We are an ambitious 3rd section band with a new MD, winning the ODBBA winter contest 2017. Any other instruments, we would be interested to talk, please get in touch.

The Corsham Band

November 23 • With promotion to the 2nd Section from January 2018 the band are now looking to fill a couple of vacancies. One back row cornet (2nd or 3rd) plus an EEb Bass.

Thoresby Colliery Band

November 22 • Sadly due to work commitments we are looking for an experienced Percussionist to join our friendly and progressive Band. The Band has experienced a recent run of good form and is currently enjoying a sensible mix of contests, concerts and recordings.

Darren R. Hawken

PGdip, BMus(hons) PGCE, dipABRSM, LRSM
Conductor, Arranger, Teacher, Adjudicator, Band Trainer