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John Maines makes sure you don't miss out on any brass band music this Christmas.

John Maines


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Brass Music 24/7 52 Weeks of the Year!

21st December:

Christmas Special!

Jingle Bells
Norman Bearcroft
Household Troops
Conductor: Major John Mott

Christmas Festival Overture
Leroy Anderson
Burry Port Town
Conductor: Michael Thorne

Stop the Cavalry
Jona Lewie
Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Childs

Silent Night
Franz Xaver Gruber arr Andrew Wainwright
GUS Virtuoso
Conductor: John Berryman
Vocal: Faryl Smith

Sleigh Ride
Leroy Anderson
Scottish Co-op
Conductor: Raymond Tennant

When a Child is Born
arr John Golland
Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Childs

Suite of Carols
Norman Bearcroft
Household Troops
Conductor: Major John Mott

Away in a Manger
arr. Peter Graham
Black Dyke
Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Childs
Soloist: John Doyle

Santa Claus-trophobia
Sandy Smith
Sellers International
Conductor: Phillip McCann

O Lttle Town of Bethlehem
World of Brass Ensemble
Conductor: Dr. Stephen Cobb

Christmas Joy
Erik Leidzen
Conductor: Dr. Stephen Cobb

O Holy Night
Adolphe Adam arr. Darrol Barry
Black Dyke
Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Childs
Soloist: David Thornton

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

28th December:

Norman Bearcroft
Conductor: Prof. David King

Gioacchino Rossini
Black Dyke
Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Childs

Huron Carol
Kevin Norbury
New York Staff
Conductor: Ronald Waiksnoris
Soloist: Michael Baker

A Phantom Menace Suite
John Williams arr. Andrew Duncan
Conductor: Thomas Wyss

Concertino for Cornet
Jonathan Bates
Conductor: Russell Gray
Soloist: Iain Culross

Christmas Song
Mel Torme
Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Childs

Three Ancient Customs
Richard Huw Cole
Conductor: Craig Patterson

With Fire and Sword
Peter Graham
Brighouse & Rasrtrick
Conductor: Prof. David King

Harlem Rag March
Thomas Turpin
Brighouse & Rastrick
Conductor: David Hirst

4th January:

Clive Barraclough
Grimethorpe Reunion
Conductor: Frank Renton

Jubilee Overture
Philip Sparke
Conductor: Mark Peacock

Off the Scale
Tom Davoren
BB Buizingen
Conductor: Luc Vertommen
Soloist: Harmen Vanhoorne

Sing Sing Sing
Louis Prima
Scottish Co-op
Conductor: Raymond Tennant

Japanese Slumber Song
Gareth Wood
Conductor: Mark Peacock

Slipping Through My Fingers
ABBA arr Alan Fernie
Conductor: Dr. Robert Childs

Temptress for Trombones
arr Roger Harvey
Virtuosi GUS
Conductor: John Berryman
Trio: Chris Jeans, John Hopkins, Nigel Love

Academic Festival
Johannes Brahms arr. Denis Wright
South Milford
Conductor: Martin Hall

Robin Dewhurst
RAF Central
Conductor: WC Duncan Stubbs
Soloist: Steven Mead

Polonaise No. 1
Frederic Chopin
Black Dyke
Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Childs

Band Supplies

Band Supplies focuses on youth

April 21 • Make sure you get along and see the brilliant deals that can be bagged on student and intermediate instruments at the National Youth Championships of Great Britain.

Penine Music

Brass Band Music Shop heads to Youth Championships

April 21 • There will be plenty of great music and fantastic products to browse through at the Brass Band Music Shop and Pennine Music trade stand at the National Youth Championships. — so make sure you visit them!


Davoren's proclamation heard across Atlantic

April 21 • Composer Tom Davoren's latest work, 'Proclamation' has been given its American premiere in a concert featuring the New York and Amsterdam Staff Bands of the Salvation Army.

Logan Hartley

Logan's run to Black Dyke

April 21 • The Yorkshire champion adds a new signing to their percussion ranks as Logan Hartley heads to Queensbury.

Black Dyke Band - Conthey - Switzerland

Saturday 21 April • tbc tbc

Gresley Colliery Band - Gresley Colliery Youth and Senior Brass Bands

Saturday 21 April • Gresley Old Hall,. Gresley Wood Road . Swadlincote DE11 9QW

Fishburn band - Memorial concert

Saturday 21 April • Saint Hilda's, Rectory walk, Headland, Hartlepool TS24 0PW

Godalming Band - A Night at the Movies - Spring Concert

Saturday 21 April • Bramley Village Hall, Hall Road, Bramley, Surrey GU5 0AX

The Hepworth Band - Wakefield Grammar School Foundation Chorus

Sunday 22 April • Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (QEGS). Northgate. Wakefield WF1 3QX

Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

April 21 • A friendly non-contesting community band within easy reach of Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, we are developing rapidly under our new MD, Steve Block, and urgently need cornet players, front and back row, as well as baritone and BBb bass.

Chinnor Silver

April 21 • we require a Bb BASS player to replace one of our award winning section who is moving away.. Good book of concerts and contests planned. We would also like to hear from back row cornets as we would like to strengthen this area

Blidworth Welfare Band

April 20 • Assistant Principal Cornet and Percussionist. Having recently secured 5th place at the Midlands Area Championship Section and a new Principal cornet we are looking for applications for the above positions. The band operate a sensible diary of engagements.

James Chamberlain

BMus (Hons) PGCE
Conductor, Teacher