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Radio: Sunday Bandstand

More fine festive music to get you into the Christmas spirit from Chris Helme

Chris Helme


Sunday Bandstand:
16th December

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.

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.

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Sunday 16th December

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

Christmas Festival
Leroy Anderson
Arr: James Woods
Thoresby RJB Band
MD: Stan Lippeatt — 2000

Variations on a German Carol
James Curnow
Atlantic Brass Band
MD: Salvatore Scarpa — 1998

Pineapple Poll
Arthur Sullivan
CWS (Manchester) Band
MD: Alex Mortimer — 1962

Saint Saens Variations
Philip Sparke
The Cory Band
MD: Dr. Robert Childs — 2010

The Three Kings
Peter Cornelius
Arr: Sydney Swancott
Trombone Soloist: Joanne Reasbeck with the Hammonds Saltaire Band
MD: Morgan Griffiths — 2012

Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Arr: David Willcox
Halifax Choral Society with the Fodens (Courtois) Band MD: Nicholas Childs with Organist Darius Battiwalla — 1998

Philip Sparke
Euphonium soloist David Childs with the Cory Band
MD: Dr. Robert Childs — 2005

Harmony Music
Philip Sparke
Yorkshire Building Society Band
MD: Professor David King — 1999

An der Rawke March
Ernst Stieberitz
Besses o’th Barn Band
MD: Roy Newsome — 1983

Horn Concerto No.1 Eb Flat Major Op11
Richard Strauss
Tuba soloist Ian Foster accompanied by Jo Sealey on Piano — 2012

Silent Night
Franz Gruber
Arr: Andrew Wainwright
Vocalist Faryl Smith with the Virtuosi GUS Band
MD: John Berryman — 2012

Panis Angelicus
Cesar Franck
Classic Festival Choir with the Brass Band Oberaarguar
MD: Manfred Obrecht — 2009

Blue Rondo a la Turk
Dave Brubeck
Arr: Kevin Edwards
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
MD: Frank Renton — 1991

Vois Tu La Neige Qui Brille
Cornet soloist Russell Gray with the Leyland Band
MD: Michael Fowles — 2008

Little Serenade
Ernest Tomlinson
Kings of Brass
MD: James Scott — 2000

A Christmas Reverie
Kenneth Downie
New York Staff Band
BM: Ron Waiksnoris — 2006

Frackeltanz March
Ernst Stieberitz
Besses o’th Barn Band
MD: Roy Newsome — 1983

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

Yamaha Neo

Interview with Yamaha on the new Neo euphonium launch

January 16 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Jeremy Smith of Yamaha to find out more about the launch of the brand new Neo and Custom euphonium.

Flowers Cheer

Report & Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Championship Section

January 14 • Flowers regain contest prestige and ambition with Butlins victory under David Childs.


Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Youth Section & Junior Ensemble

January 14 • It's Butlins joy for 3BA Brass and Shirland as they take the Youth and Junior titles in Skegness

Eccles Borough — Butlins 2108

Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Sections 1-4

January 13 • Butlins titles and big money payouts for Eccles Borough, Haydock, Hoover Bolton and Stamford Brass as the 2018 contesting year gets underway in Skegness.

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Wind Soloists

Friday 19 January • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

Black Dyke Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 20 January • Morley Town Hall, Morley, Leeds LS27 8DX

Wantage Silver - Gary Curtin

Saturday 20 January • Reading Central Salvation Army RG1 7JR

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - EYMS Brass Band at Hull City Hall

Saturday 20 January • Hull City Hall. 67 Carr Lane,. Kingston upon Hull HU1 3RQ

The Hepworth Band - Soprano Sarah Ogden

Sunday 21 January • Christ Church, Sude Hill, New Mill, Holmfirth HD9 7BL

Derwent Brass

January 17 • Derwent Brass | Championship | Midlands invites applications for PERCUSSION. At Derwent Brass percussion is an important and integral part of the band. We are looking for a talented percussionist, ideally with good tuned ability, to complete the section.

Milnrow Band

January 17 • *PRINCIPAL TROMBONE*. The Milnrow Band has a vacancy for Principal trombone.. Our own Bandroom is easily accessible by car (J21 M62) or by the Manchester Metrolink.

Milnrow Band

January 17 • *Cornet Vacancies* Due to maternity leave and work commitments, The Milnrow Band has immediate vacancies for 2 FIRST CLASS CORNET PLAYERS (positions negotiable). Our own Bandroom is easily accessible by car (J21 M62) or by the Manchester Metrolink.

Nicholas B. Hudson

Musician | Trombonist | Educator