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Radio: Sunday Bandstand

More great music from Chris Helme in the heartland of Yorkshire banding

  More great brass band music making to enjoy with Chris Helme

Sunday Bandstand: 7th January

Produced and presented by Chris Helme.

For further information please see www.chrishelme-brighouse.org.uk and follow the Sunday Bandstand links for this play list and previous shows dating back to 2014.
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Rhythm and Blues (Philip Sparke)
Opening for weekly show
Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles 2010

The Billboard (John Klohr)
Sun Life (Stanshawe) Band
MD: Roy Newsome
Originally performed 1979

Overture: The Mill on the Cliff (Reissiger arr: William Rimmer)
Grimethorpe Colliery
MD: George Thompson — 1967

Here's that Rainy Day (Jimmy van Heusen arr: Bill Geldard)
Soloist: Nick Hudson
Britannia Building Society
MD: Howard Snell — 1996

Frolic for Trombones (Reginald Heath)
Soloists: Stuart Scott, Raymond Stansfield and Keith Lister
Besses O' Th Barn
MD: Roy Newsome — 1981

Pursuing Horizons (Dudley Bright)
The massed staff bands of ISB, Amsterdam, Canadian, Chicago, German, Japan, Melbourne and New York
BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb — 2011

You Raise Me Up (Rolf Lovland arr: Peter Graham)
Soloist: Aaron Vanderweele
New York Staff Band
BM: Ron Waiksnoris — 2003

Glemdene March (John Carr)
MD: Kevin Bolton — 1979

March from Pines of Rome March (Ottorino Respighi arr: Howard Snell)
Fountain City
MD: Dr. Joseph Parisi — 2010

Don't Stop Me Now (Freddie Mercury arr: Philip Harper)
MD: Philip Harper — 2011

Welcome to the Jungle, as performed by Guns N 'Roses (arr: Paul Murtha)
MD: Philip Harper — 2015

Symphonic Suite — Toccata (Leighton Lucas)
Brass Band Oberschwaben-Allgau
MD: Ueli Kipfer — 2016

Prelude on Three Welsh Hymn Tunes (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
MD: Dr. Robert Childs — 2010

Don't It Make Your Brown Eyes Blue (Richard Leigh arr: Darrol Barry)
Soloist: Maurice Murphy
Leyland DAF
MD: Richard Evans — 2007

Gypsy Earrings (Ardeshir Farah arr: Ryan McGeorge)
Euphonium Duet: David Thornton and Mark Bousie
Piano: John Barber, Bb Bass: Andrew Cattanache, Percussion: Mark Landon & Anthony Mann

Tone Poem: Everywhere (Marcus Venables)
North York Temple Band
BM: Glenn Barlow — 2013

Spring Song (Matthew Eden)
Soloist: Mark Wilkinson
MD: Michael Fowles — 2016

Dances with Wolves (John Barry arr: Klaas Van Der Woude)
Soli Brass
MD: Thijs Oud — 1998

Humming Chorus from Madam Butterfly (Puccini arr: Sandy Smith)
Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal)
MD: Richard Evans — 2005

L'Amore Sei Tu (I will always Love You) (Dolly Parton arr: Paul Drury)
Soloist: Kirsty Abbotts
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery
MD: Philip McCann — 2010

Ruler of the Spirits (Carl Maria von Weber arr: William Halliwell)
Black Dyke Mills
MD: Major Peter Parkes — 1987

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

Best wishes for 2018

Enjoy the show...


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Martin Smith

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Medway Band - Higham Church Annual Prom

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Tendring Brass - Opening Night Concert of the Frinton Mission 2018

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Lofthouse Brass Band - Filey Bandstand

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Arrow Valley Brass

July 20 • The Band seeks cornet players, front and back row to add to a band steadily improving under Andy Culshaw.. The band is friendly and welcoming and has a good mix of concerts and competitions. . Main rehearsal is on Sunday morning in Inkberrow, Worcs.

Loxley Silver Band

July 19 • Musical Director - We are a friendly, contesting band currently holding a strong position in the fourth section. We have a varied concert/engagement programme in place and we are looking for a Musical Director who can help us to move onwards and upwards.

Bakewell Silver Band

July 19 • Solo Cornet. Bakewell Silver Band are a second section band with a wide ranging contest and concert programme and are seeking a Solo Cornet.

Mark Wilkinson

Cornet Soloist, Teacher, Adjudicator, Conductor