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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

Brass in Concert

Results: 2017 Brass in Concert Championship

November 19 • The all conquering Norwegians of Eikanger become the Brass in Concert champions.


Results: 2017 Scottish Challenge Shield

November 19 • Clackmannan claims the Scottish Challenge Shield honours with a triumphant performance in Perth.


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.

Gloucestershire Brass Band Association - Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH

Rotherham Schools' Youth Brass Band - Fountain City Brass Band

Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd

Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD

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

Hucknall & Linby Brass

November 20 • Hucknall and Linby Band - 2nd section- Require a front row cornet player. We rehearse Thursdays 7.30 -9.30 in Hucknall, Nottingham. With great transport links to the city centre and the universities.

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.

Stuart Black

BA (Hons) Music
Conductor, Teacher, Flugel soloist