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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.

My website also has a review section and a brass band nostalgia section.

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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....


SBBA continues to sow seeds for sustainable grass roots future

June 20 • The Scottish Brass Band Association is helping to strengthen the grass roots future of banding with investment in youth.


Report & Result: 2018 Morley March & Hymn Tune

June 20 • Yorkshire Imps prove to be march wizards amid the contest traffic as they claim the honours, the money and the silverware at the popular Morley contest.

Denis Wick

All that glitters...

June 20 • John Packer Ltd has a fantastic range of golden Denis Wick mutes ready to be played...


Report & Results: 2018 Brass at Beamish March & Hymn Tune

June 19 • There was a great deal of quality traditional march and hymn tune playing on show at the popular Beamish Museum in County Durham.

Tredegar Town Band - Mussorgsky meets Mozart

Wednesday 20 June • ROYAL BIRMINGHAM CONSERVATOIRE, Birmingham City University, 200 Jennens Rd, Birmingham. B4 7XR

Black Dyke Band - Halifax Choral Society

Saturday 23 June • Victoria Theatre, 2 Fountain St, Halifax HX1 1BP

The Marple Band - The Marple Band presents Music from Musicals

Saturday 23 June • Stockport Grammar School. Buxton Road. Stockport SK2 7AF

Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Band

Saturday 23 June • Blackley Blackley Church Prospect View Elland HX5 0TD

York Railway Institute Band - Dan Thomas - Euphonium

Saturday 23 June • Central Methodist Church. St Saviourgate. York. YO1 8NQ YO1 8NQ

Witney Town Band

June 19 • A friendly 4th section band based in West Oxfordshire require Front row cornet and Second Horn. We rehearse from 7:30 - 9.30pm pm every Tuesday at Witney Methodist Church, High Street, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6HG. .

Torbay Brass Band

June 19 • Torbay Brass Band is looking for trombone and cornet players to join their current set up. We are a friendly hard working group who really would welcome such players into our fold. So if you are looking to join a band or returning to playing....?

Crewe Brass

June 19 • Crewe Brass currently have vacancies for Eb and BBb Bass, Baritone, and Cornet. We are a friendly, social first section band with a good mix of concerts and contests, and rehearse on Monday and Friday evenings in Shavington, Crewe.

Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator