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Radio: Sunday Bandstand

Enjoy the New Year with some great music 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.

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 30th December

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

Paul Lovatt-Cooper
Black Dyke Band
MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs — 2010

Legend in Brass
James Curnow
Sellers Engineering Band
MD: Philip McCann — 1994

Christmas Idyll
Kenneth Downie
Chicago Staff Band
BM: William Himes — 2006

Tuba Solo from Orchestra Finalists
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Tuba Soloist Ian Foster — 2012

The Pitman March
Wingates Band
MD: David Thornton — 2010

Belmont Variations
Sir Arthur Bliss
Arr: Eric Ball
Sun Life Band
MD: Roy Newsome — 1991

Carol Setting: Carol of the Bells — Stephen Bulla — Vol: 6
Carol Setting: God Rest You — Noel Jones — Vol: 2
The New York Principals — (Roger Webster, Matthew Baker (Cornets), David Horn (Tenor Horn), Andrew Berryman (Trombone), Robert Childs (Euphonium) & David Nesbitt (Tuba) — 1995

Carnival of Venice
Arr: Del Steigers
Cornet Soloist Fred Muscroft with the
Yorkshire Imperial Metals Band
MD: Trevor Walmsley DFC — 1973

Love on the Rocks
Neil Diamond
Sellers Engineering Band
MD: Philip McCann — 2000

3DGs -March
James Brophy
CWS (Manchester) Band
MD: Alex Mortimer — 1962

Ray Steadman-Allen
International Staff Band
BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb — 1997

Dr Philip Wilby
Williams Fairey Band
MD: Allan Withington — 2002

We’ve Only Just Begun
Roger Nichols
Arr: Bill Geldard
Trumpet soloist James Morrison with the Foden's (Courtois) Band
MD: Nicholas Childs — 2000

Lullaby for Christmas
Sandy Feldstein & Larry Clark
Royal Doulton Band
MD: Ted Gray — 1970s

Tristan and Isolde
Richard Wagner
Arr: Alexander Owen
Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band
MD: Elgar Howarth — 2007

Manhattan Skyline
Arr: Alan Catherall
Elland Silver Band
MD: James Shepherd — 2009

Violin Concerto
Allegro 3rd mvt
Tenor Horn soloist William Rushworth with the Foden's (Courtois) Band
MD: Nicholas Childs — 1999

Ave Verum Corpus
Arr: James Curnow
The New York Principals — 1995

Imperial Echoes March
Arnold Safroni
CWS (Manchester) Band
MD: Alex Mortimer — 1963

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

Hardaw Scar

Hardraw Scar open for entries

February 18 • One of the most famous open air brass band contests in the world is open for entries.

Brass quartet

Final chord call for A4 Quartet composer competition

February 18 • There are just a few days left to get you entry in if you want to get your work performed by the award winning A4 Brass Quartet.


Radio: Sounds of Brass

February 18 • More great music with a taste of Cornwall from Philip Hunt


Report & Results: 2018 UniBrass Trophy

February 17 • The students of the Royal Northern College of Music retain their hold on the UniBrass Trophy

Foden's Band - Patrons Concert

Tuesday 20 February • Sandbach School. Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS CW11 3NS

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

Friday 23 February • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ

Milton Keynes Brass - "Blow away those Winter Blues"

Saturday 24 February • The United Reformed Church. High Street. Newport Pagnell MK16 0FH

Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 24 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH

Marshfield Band - Marshfield Male Voice Choir

Saturday 24 February • Marshfield Community Centre. Hayfield. Marshfield SN14 8PG

Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

February 19 • A friendly non-contesting community band within easy reach of Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, we look forward to an exciting year under our new MD, Steve Block, and urgently need cornet players, front and back row, as well as baritone and BBb bass.

Strata Brass

February 17 • Require FRONT ROW CORNET (flexibility in the section) after Yorkshire Area (1st Section) in March.. Rehearsals SUN/WED.. MD Jonathan Bates (Solo Horn - Fodens Band). Sensible concert/contest schedule.

Shipston Town band

February 15 • We currently need a Kit percussionist, 2nd horn and Bb Bass as we prepare for the forthcoming Midlands Area at Bedworth in March. We are graded Section 4

Alwyn Green

Conductor, composer, arranger, adjudicator, teacher and soloist