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Radio: Sunday Bandstand

More great music to send out to the banding world from Chris Helme in the heartland of Yorkshire...

  Plenty of great music from Chris Helme in the brass band heartland of Yorkshire

Sunday Bandstand: 8th April

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)

Royal Tiger March (Harold Moss)
Leyland Band
MD: Russell Gray — (2006)

Benvenuto Cellini (Hector Berlioz arr. Frank Wright)
Black Dyke Mills Band
MD: Geoffrey Brand — (1971)

Send In The Clowns (Stephen Sondheim arr. Adam Taylor)
Soloist: Jim Hayes
Co-operative Funeral Care Band
MD: Michael Fowles — (2013)

Deliverance (Philip Catelinet)
Duet: Keith Hutchinson & Richard Martin
Enfield Citadel Band of Salvation Army
BM: James Williams — (1977)

Morgenblatter op. 279 (Johann Strauss II)
Munn & Felton's (Footwear) Band
MD: Stanley Boddington — (1961)

Variations on a Theme (Mermaid's Song) from Oberon — (Carl Maria Von Weber arr. Alexander Owen)
Soloist: James Shepherd
Besses o' th' Barn Band
MD: Elgar Howarth
Live recording at the Royal Albert Hall Festival Concert — (1983)

Fetes (Claude Debussy arr. Thomas Wyss)
Massed bands of CWS Glasgow, Desford Colliery Dowty, Britannia Building Society, Cory & Grimethorpe Colliery
MD: Howard Snell — (1988)

Tancredi Overture (Rossini arr. William Rimmer)
Brighouse & Rastrick
MD: Derek Broadbent — (1989)

Spanish Impressions — No. 4: Santiago di Compostella — (Rodney Newton)
Williams Fairey Band
MD: James Gourlay — (1997)

Galop from the musical comedy Moscow, Cheryomushki (Dmitri Shostakovich arr. Gary Westwood)
Leyland Band
MD: Russell Gray — (2006)

The Light Fantastic (Paul Lovatt-Cooper)
European Youth Brass Band
MD: Erik Janssen — (2016)

Poet and Peasant (Franz von Suppe)
Massed bands of Foden's Motor Works, Fairey Aviation and Morris Motors
MD: Harry Mortimer — (1957)
Fantasy for Euphonium (Philip Sparke)
Soloist: Ian Craddock
Band of the Yorkshire Metals
MD: Denis Carr — (1979)

March Centaur (Derek Broadbent)
Brass Band Schoonhoven
MD: Erik Janssen — (1996)

Partita: 3rd mvt Canzona and the 4th mvt Rondo — (Wilfred Heaton)
Black Dyke Band
MD: Professor Nicholas Childs -(2002)

Granada (Austin Lara arr. Mark Freeh)
Soloist: Jim Hayes
Co-operative Funeral Care Band
MD: Michael Fowles — (2013)

Mischievous Spirit (Gabriel Major-Marothy)
Hannaford Street Silver Band
MD: Raymond Tizzard

Victoria (Alexander Lithgow)
Wellington Municipal Fire Brigade Band
MD: Norman Goffin — (1968)

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

Enjoy the show...


Welsh youngsters offered adventure time

July 17 • A new musical initiative by the Rhondda Fach Youth Band is aimed at getting youngsters from all over Wales to enjoy a weekend of fun and adventure — as well as a bit of practice.


Radio: Sunday Bandstand

July 17 • More red hot brass music music to keep you cool this Summer from Chris Helme in Yorkshire.


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...

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

The Corsham Band

July 17 • With a solid result in our first year in the Second Section at the Regional Contest, the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.


July 16 • Are you looking for a band in the North West?. PEMBERTON OLD WIGAN DW 'B' BAND have vacancy for 1st horn, Bb Bass and kit player.

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.

Dr. Stephen Arthur Allen

D. Phil. (Oxon) [Ph.D Oxford University], GBSM, LTCL, ABSM, ALCM, Cert. Ed.