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Radio: Sunday Bandstand

More music from Chris Helme from the brass band heartland of Yorkshire — with a celebration of the musical life of composer Darrol Barry

  More great music from Chris Helme

Sunday Bandstand 10th June 2018

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)

Meridian (Darrol Barry)
William Davis Construction Group Band
MD: Dr. Keith Wilkinson (1987)

A Salford Sinfonietta (Darrol Barry)
MD: Richard Evans (1993)

The Lord's My Shepherd (Irvine arr. Darrol Barry)
Black Dyke Band
MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs (2010)

Magic Trombones (Darrol Barry)
Brighouse & Rastrick Band
MD: Gavin Lindsay (2007)

Impromptu For Tuba (Darrol Barry)
Soloist: Ken Ferguson
Desford Colliery Caterpillar Band
MD: James Watson (1990)

Main Theme from Air Force One (Goldsmith arr. Darrol Barry)
Oberaarguaer Band
MD: Manfred Obrecht (2005)

Tuesday Blues (Darrol Barry)
Soloist: Simon Stonehouse
Williams Fairey Engineering Band
MD: Major Peter Parkes (1994)
Portrait of a City (Darrol Barry)
Christie Tyler Cory Band
MD: Brian Howard (1989)

Star Trek- The Voyage Home (Rosenmann arr. Darrol Barry)
Brass Band Burgermusik Lucerne
MD: Ludwig Wicki (2002)

Bohemian Rhapsody (Mercury arr. Darrol Barry)
North Carolina Brass Band
MD: Brian Meixner (2014)

Toccata, Elegy and Scherzo (Darrol Barry)
Newbridge (Celynen) Band
MD: Paul Holland (2007)

Brass Attack (Darrol Barry)
Cory Band
MD: Dr. Robert Childs (2008)

Euphology (Darrol Barry)
Soloists: Robert and David Childs
Cory Band
MD: Nicholas Childs (2006)

Dracula (Darrol Barry)
Brighouse & Rastrick Band
MD: Alan Morrison (2009)

Misty — Errol Garner (arr. Darrol Barry)
Soloist: Maurice Murphy
Leyland DAF Band
MD: Richard Evans (2007)

The Lass of Richmond Hill (arr. Darrol Barry)
Williams Fairey Band
MD: Alan Lawton (1988)

The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore (Gaudio /Crew arr. Darrol Barry)
Soloists: Maurice Murphy & Don Lusher
Hammonds Sauce Works Band
MD: Geoffrey Whitham (1993)

Samba Symphonique (Darrol Barry)
Cory Band
MD: Dr. Robert Childs (2007)

Way out West (Darrol Barry)
Brass Band Willebroek
MD: Frans Violet (2004)

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

Enjoy the show....


Legacy makes its mark around the world

August 21 • Tom Davoren's NHS 70th anniversary work, 'Legacy' has now been downloaded over 400 times to be performed all around the world


Matlock raise Banks interest

August 21 • Chris Banks has been appointed the new Musical Director at Matlock Band


Tighe takes the helm at Kippax

August 20 • The vastly experienced Stephen Tighe takes on the MD role at Kippax Band.


Radio: Sounds of Brass

August 20 • More great brass band music from Phillip Hunt

Black Dyke Band - St Wilfrid's Church, Harrogate

Saturday 1 September • Duchy Rd, Harrogate HG1 2EY

The Fairey Band - Pre-British Open concert

Sunday 2 September • Glossop Bandroom. Derby St, Glossop SK13 8LP SK13 8LP

Contest: 166th British Open

Saturday 8 September • Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA

Black Dyke Band - Brass on Sunday Gala Concert, Birmingham

Sunday 9 September • Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA

St Pinnock Brass Band - SCRYFA & Minack in "The Third Light"

Monday 10 September • The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance,. Cornwall TR19 6JU

wantage silver band

August 21 • Oxfordshire based (L&SC 2nd Section), Wantage Concert Brass are looking to recruit a new principal cornet. They have a busy schedule of diverse engagements and contests and is keen to secure an ambitious player to lead the cornet section.

Matlock Band

August 21 • Matlock Band (4th section 2019) Has vacancies for brass and percussion players. Under our new Musical Director Chris Banks, we are re-building the band to hit the ground running in 2019. Key positions available include Soprano Cornet and Flugel.

Shirebrook Miners Welfare Band

August 20 • Shirebrook Band (1st section) under our new MD Jim Henson are currently seeking a Bb Bass and 2nd Baritone. Join the Shirebrook Team with our successful concerts and rewarding contest appearances.

Howard J Evans

MA (Dist), Mus.B (hons), ARCM (hons), LRAM, LTCL, PGCE
Conductor, composer, arranger, tutor and pianist