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Radio: Sunday Bandstand

Chris Helme provides plenty of festive cheer with his selection box of music.

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Sunday Bandstand:

Broadcast on Phoenix FM 96.7 community radio in the Halifax area of West Yorkshire. This programme is also available via www.phoenixfm.co.uk Every Sunday afternoon from 2pm to 3pm

Produced and presented by Chris Helme or further information please see: www.chrishelme-brighouse.org.uk

It is also available via Podcast from the Radio Phoenix website

I am always pleased to receive requests—you might want to hear a piece from your own early days in banding, recordings that have long since joined the record deletions list and difficult to find.

Or have a burning nostalgia question about the world of brass bands, if you have then please contact me via e-mail:

Happy Christmas to all my listeners and all the best for 2012.

Sunday 25th December:

Rhythm and Blues
Philip Sparke — Opening for weekly show
Fodens Band
MD: Michael Fowles—2010

Hail Smiling Morn
Reginald Spofforth
Diggle Band — 2007

On a Bare Mountain
Mussorgsky
Belgian Brass Soloists — 1991

Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Mendelssohn arr: David Wilcox
Fodens Band
MD: Nicholas Childs
With the Halifax Choral Society MD: John Pryce Jones — 1998

Frank Richards — The Christmas Truce of 1914
Silent Night
Gruber arr: Darrol Barry
Narrated by Chris Helme accompanied by
Middleton Band
MD: Matt Stringer — 2009 & 2011

Benediction from The Armed Man
Karl Jenkins
Brass Band Aid Celebrity Band
MD: Howard Evans — 2007

Three Kings Swing
William Himes
Sheldon Theatre Brass Band
MD: Larry Brentzel — 1995

I Dreamed a Dream
Schonberg arr: Darrol Barry
David Morris—Champion Whistler accompanied by the Scottish CWS Band
MD: Ray Tennant — 2004

Epic Themes
John Williams arr: Steve Sykes
Fodens Band
MD: Thomas Wyss — 2005

Christmas Fantasy
Leroy Anderson
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
MD: Richard Evans and the

Colne Valley Male Voice Choir
MD: Thom Meredith — 2005

Rhythm and Blues — Philip Sparke Ending for weekly show
Fodens Band
MD: Michael Fowles—2010



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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


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


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.


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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.


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Steve Pritchard-Jones

FTCL LTCL LDBBA DipMusEd GMus QTS NPQH
Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher