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More great music from the heartland of Yorkshire with Chris Helme.

  There is plenty of great brass band music to enjoy from Chris Helme.

Sunday Bandstand: 11th February

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

Minton March (Wilfred Shadbolt)
Royal Doulton Band
MD: Ted Gray — (1982)

L'italiana in Algeri (Rossini arr. William Rimmer)
Fairey Band
MD: Kenneth Dennison — (1975)

The Prayer (David Foster & Carole Bayer Sager arr. Alan Ramsey)
Soloists: Jim Hayes & Paul Kiernan
Cooperative Funeralcare Band
MD: Michael Fowles — (2013)

The Frogs of Aristophanes (Granville Bantock arr. Frank Wright)
Grimethorpe Colliery RJB Band
MD: Major Peter Parkes — (1999)

On Parade March (Eiliv Herikstad)
Hamilton Temple S.A. Band
BM: David Buckley — (1978)

Meditation: The New Covenant (James Curnow)
Soli Deo Gloria Band
MD: Jan De Haan — (1993)

Silver Showers (William Rimmer)
Soloist: Jim Davies
Brighouse & Rastrick Band
MD: David Hirst — (1997)

N'er Blooms Sae Red (Trad arr. Alan Fernie)
Scottish Borders Youth Band
MD: Alan Fernie — (2017)

Abide With Me (W.H. Monk)
Brass Band Froschl Hall
MD: Hannes Buchegger — (2006)

Adventures in Brass (Ray Farr)
Oberaargauer Brass Band
MD: Manfred Obrecht — (1990)

Le Domino Noir (Daniel Auber arr. George Hawkins)
Black Dyke Mills Band
MD: Major Peter Parkes — (1992)

Swedish Hymn (Trad arr. Peter Graham)
Soloist: Gordon Ward
New York Staff Band
BM: Ron Waiksnoris — (1987)

The Gabrielettes (Richard E. Holz)
Soloists: Ron Waiksnoris, Kenneth Kirby & Gordon Ward
New York Staff Band (USA)
BM: Derek Smith — (1983)

Japanese Carnival — Andre de Basque (Albert Ketelby)
Callendar's Senior Band
MD: Tom Morgan — (1938)

Carman Suite (Bizet arr. Gordon Langford)
Williams Fairey Band
MD: James Gourlay — (1987)

Kiss Me Again (Victor Herbert arr. Bill Geldar)
BNFL (Leyland) Band
MD: Richard Evans — (1994)

Violin Concerto No. 1 (2nd mvt) Adagio (Max Bruch arr. Steven Hague)
Soloist: Kirsty Abbotts
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band
MD: Allan Ramsay — (2006)

Yodelling Brass (Philip Lane)
Sun Life Stanshawe Band
MD: Brian Howard — (2007)

Spring from the Four Seasons (Vivaldi arr. Henry de Boer)
Percussion feature
Brass Band de Bazuin
MD: Klaas van der Woude — (1997)

Holiday for Strings (David Rose arr. Ray Farr)
NSK-RHP Ransome
Band MD: Brian Grant — (1997)

Poeme Op 41 No. 4 (Zdenek Fibich)
Swiss Army Band
MD: Andreas Sporri — (1999)

Frog King's Parade (Heini Kronberger)
National Brass Band of New Zealand
MD: K.G.L. Smith — (1953)

Sarafand March (George H. Willcocks)
GUS (Footwear) Band
MD: John Berryman — (1986)

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

Enjoy the show....


Eagley help raise funds for hospital

July 16 • A superb concert by Eagley Band has helped raise over £3,000 for the Christie Hospital in Manchester.

St PInnock

Your Logo Here head to Cornwall

July 16 • The Your Logo Here team has been enjoying missing the World Cup football during the summer...


Report & Results: 2018 New Zealand National Championships

July 15 • Wellington makes it an Australasian 'double' as they add New Zealand title to their 2018 honours under Nigel Seaman — whilst there are Grade victories for Brass Whanganui, Howick Brass, Roxburgh Pioneer Energy Brass and Nelson City Brass Academy.


New works from Pennine Music

July 14 • There are two new works to enjoy from the pen of composer Nick Brocklehurst at Pennine Brass

Kettering Citadel S A Band -

Tuesday 17 July • 66, Rockingham Road,. Kettering,. NN16 8JU

Roberts Bakery Band - Bluedot Festival

Saturday 21 July • Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. . The University of Manchester. . Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DL

Medway Band - Higham Church Annual Prom

Saturday 21 July • St. Marys Church. 1 Abbey Farm Cottages . Church Street. Higham. Rochester . ME3 7LS

Lofthouse Brass Band - Oxenhope Railway Station

Sunday 22 July • Oxenhope Railway Station, The Railway Station, Station Road, Haworth BD22 8NJ BD22 8NJ

Tendring Brass - Opening Night Concert of the Frinton Mission 2018

Saturday 28 July • Greensward,. Frinton on Sea,. Essex CO13 9DN

Cheltenham Silver Band

July 16 • We are a progressive and inclusive 2nd Section band.. We are in an unusual position of needing some experienced cornet players, positions negotiable.. Half of our front row are leaving to ensure we have players for the future aka maternity leave.

Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Brass Band

July 16 • Following the recent appointment of our new Musical Director we are looking to strengthen our team with a Principal Euphonium, Front row cornets, one of which could be the Principal to the right candidate and Percussion (Kit).

Blidworth Welfare Band

July 16 • *PRINCIPAL EUPHONIUM* A great opportunity has arisen for a first class Euphonium player to join one of the UK's most upwardly mobile Championship section bands. The successful candidate will be a regular solo feature at concerts, contests and recordings.

Phil Lawrence

Composer and conductor