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Radio: Sunday Bandstand

More great music from Chris Helme deep in the Yorkshire Moors....

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 6th January:

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

Roll Away Bet March
J. Ord Hulme
Lindley Band
MD: Neil Jowett — 2007

Eric Ball
Black Dyke Band
MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs — 2012

Softly Softly
Ray Farr
Eikanger Bjorsvik Musikklag
MD: Ray Farr — 1997

Time and Eternity
Ivor Bosanko
Duet featuring David Daws (Cornet) and Derrick Kane (Euphonium) with the International Staff Band of the Salvation Army
BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb — 2000

King Carnival
Bohumir Kryl
Cornet Soloist Bohumir Kryl with piano accompaniment — 1903

Queen Isobel’s Prayer
Philip Harper
Flowers Band
MD: Philip Harper — 2003

Cornet Carillon
Ronald Binge
Drighlington Band
MD: Shane Foster — 2006

The Red Machine
Peter Graham
Brighouse & Rastrick Band
MD: Professor David King — 2012

La Boda de Luis Alonso
Gerónimo Bellido
Arr: James Gourlay
Co-operative Funeralcare Band
MD: Michael Fowles — 2010

Pick Yourself Up
Jerome Kern
Arr: Steve Sykes
Duet — Solo tuba Steve Sykes (playing both parts)
Brass Band Bazuin Oenkerk
MD: Klass van der Woude — 2008

Gareth Wood
Cory Band
MD: Dr. Robert Childs — 2012

Plymouth Hoe Overture
John Ansell
GUS (Footwear) Band
Guest MD: Harry Mortimer — 1964

Huug Steketee
Cornet Soloist Huug Steketee with Brass Band Bazuin Oenkerk
MD: Klass van de Woude — December 2012

The Battle of Bosworth Field from Richard lll
Sir William Walton
Arr: Ted Watson
Black Dyke Band
MD: James Watson — 2000

Darrol Barry
Brighouse & Rastrick Band
MD: Alan Morrison — 2011

Irish Blessing
Joyce Eilers Bacak
Arr: Stephen Bradnum
Fodens (Courtois) Band MD: Gary Cutt—2001

Amazing Grace
Arr: William Himes
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
MD: Philip McCann — 2008

Standard of St George March
Kenneth Alford
Virtuosi Brass Band of Great Britain
MD: James Scott — 1970s

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


Player registration queries to be investigated

March 21 • The series of Regional Championship events has brought player registration infringements to light — with investigations and disqualification decisions made.


National Youth Band heads west for April showcase

March 21 • Bramwell Tovey and the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain will head to Cheltenham and Wells this April for their end of course concerts — with an Open Day opportunity on offer too.


Shirebrook open for entries

March 21 • The popular Shirebrook Entertainment Contest is looking for competing bands as local council continues long term support of banding movement.


Death of Riki McDonnell QSM

March 21 • The death has been announced of the celebrated New Zealand brass band musician Riki McDonnell QSM.

Black Dyke Band - Mirfield Parish Church

Thursday 22 March • Mirfield Parish Church, 38 Church Lane, Mirfield WF14 9HX

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Brass Band

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

The Fairey Band - Ensembles from Bramhall High School

Friday 23 March • Bramhall High School. Seal Road. Stockport SK72JT

Croydon Citadel Band - The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army

Saturday 24 March • The Salvation Army. Booth Rd. Croydon. CR0 1XY CR0 1XY

Black Dyke Band - Newtown (Powys)

Saturday 24 March • Theatre Hafren, Llanidloes Rd, Newtown SY16 4HU

Amington Band

March 21 • Amington band are looking for back row cornets, a bass of each flavour & a bass trombone. We're a friendly, hard working bunch and welcome all to join us. We rehearse on Mondays & Wednesdays from 8-10pm in our own band room in Tamworth.

Leyland Band

March 21 • FLUGEL HORN. As a principal player, this will provide regular opportunities for solo performances in the concert and recording schedule. There will also be contest appearances at this year’s British Open Championship and the National Finals at the RAH.

Blidworth Welfare Band

March 21 • Percussionist.. Having just secured a fifth place in the Midlands Championship Section we are inviting applications for percussionist. We have a sensible diary of engagements whilst providing players with the potential to achieve success..

Alwyn Green

Conductor, composer, arranger, adjudicator, teacher and soloist