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Radio: Sunday Bandstand

Plenty of great Christmas music to accompany the turkey and prezzies from Chris Helme.

Chris Helme

 

Sunday Bandstand:

Produced and presented by Chris Helme or further information please see: www.chrishelme-brighouse.org.uk and follow the Sunday Bandstand links for this play list and previous week’s. It is also available via Podcast from the Radio Phoenix website www.phoenixfm.co.uk

Yorkshire Dales

It is also available on Drystone Radio 106.9FM or through their website www.drystoneradio.com on Sunday mornings between 8am and 10am

New Zealand

Listeners in New Zealand will be pleased to hear that this programme is now also played on www.worldfm.co.nz in Wellington at 2p—4pm (NZ time) every Thursday.
Requests

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:


Sunday 23rd December:

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

The Carollers March
Robert Holz
Southern Territorial Ensemble
BM: Brigadier Robert Holz -2007

They Shall Come From The East
General John Larsson
Arr: Kevin Larsson
International Staff Band of the Salvation Army
BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb — 2012

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4
Edward Elgar
Arr: Chris Wormald
Black Dyke Band
MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs — 2012

Vanguard
James McFadyen
Cornet Soloist Iain Culross with the Leyland Band
MD: Russell Gray — 2012

Fandango
Frank Perkins
Arr: Howe
Brass Band of Central Florida
MD: Chad Shoopman — 2012

Going The Distance
Paul Lovatt -Cooper
European Youth Brass Band
MD: Erik van der Kolk — 2012

White Christmas
Irving Berlin
Arr: Philip Sparke
Foden's (Courtois) Band
MD: Nicholas Childs — 1998

Dance With The Elves
David Popper
Arr: Andrew Wainwright
Virtuosi GUS Band
MD: John Berryman — 2012

Angels from the realms of glory
Arr: Ray Woodfield
Brighouse and Rastrick Band
MD: David Hirst — 1999

Three Christmas Chorale Preludes
J S Bach
Arr: Eric Crees
The Royal Opera House Brass Soloists
MD: Eric Crees — 2005

The Snowman
Howard Blake
Arr: Philip Sparke
Atlantic Brass Band USA
MD: Salvatore Scarpa — 1998

Isaiah 40
Robert Redhead
Hepworth (Lanson Homes) Band
MD: Mark Bentham — 2007

A Traditional Christmas
Arr: Peter Ratnik
13 E’toile Band
MD: Peter Ratnik — 2011

Bring Him Home — Boubil and Schonberg
Arr: Keith Wilkinson
Cornet Soloist Iain Culross with the Leyland Band
MD: Leigh Baker — 2012

Peace on Earth
Jean Francois Michel
Black Dyke Band
MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs — 2009

Suite from the Gadfly
Dimitri Shostakovich -
Arr: Steven Vergaerts
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Brass Soloists
MD: Ivan Meylemans — 2012

It came upon the midnight clear
Arr: A. Wakefield
Brighouse and Rastrick Band
MD: David Hirst — 1999

Christmas Suite
Arr: Steven Wood
Thoresby R J B Band
MD: Stan Lippeatt — 2000

We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Royal Doulton Band
MD: Ted Gray — 1970s

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



Winter Gardens

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: First Section

February 25 • Results from the First Section in Blackpool.


Winter Gardens

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: Championship Section

February 25 • Foden's make it a hat trick in Blackpool with Leyland joining them and pre-qualified Fairey in London.


Winter

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: Second Section

February 25 • Middleton, Bollington and Flixton head to Cheltenham


Winter Gardens

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: Fourth Section

February 25 • Lostock Hall takes the honours as Sale Brass join them in Cheltenham


Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 25 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool. FY1 1HU


Friary Guildford Brass Band - the best of Guildford's musical talent

Sunday 25 February • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX


Northop Silver Band - Northop Brass

Thursday 1 March • Northop Band Room CH7 6BQ


Regent Hall Concerts - Guildhall Brass Band

Friday 2 March • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ


Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 3 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

February 25 • FLUGEL PLAYER required to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.


Amington Band

February 25 • Amington Band are in desperate need of a Bass Trombone player for the Midlands Area on 10th March (and beyond!). We’re a friendly bunch of mixed ages, rehearsing under MD Alan Gifford on Mondays and Wednesdays 8-10pm in our band room in Tamworth.


Enderby Band

February 24 • Enderby Band are looking for a SOLO TROMBONE to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.


Sandy Smith


Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger