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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


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.

Walsall Brass Band - Willenhall Singers

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

Rushden Town Band -

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

Contest: Brass in Concert

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

Foden's Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 18 November • Queen Street, Morley LS27 9DY

Black Dyke Band - Waterford, Ireland

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

Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.

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

David Hirst

MA, B.Ed (Hons), LTCL
Conductor, adjudicator and arranger