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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

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

The Corsham Band

November 21 • With promotion to the 2nd Section from January 2018 the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.

Chinnor Silver

November 20 • Despite winning the 2nd section at the GBBA contest we still need a Bb BASS to complete our line up. Good but realistic book of concerts and concerts planned.. We have well attended rehearsals on a Wednesday in our own bandroom.

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.

David Hirst

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