facebook twitter rss vimeo shop label


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.

Your CD

Has your band produced a CD this year?

I would be very pleased to play tracks from it if you have. Or have you a burning nostalgia question about the world of brass bands, if you have then please contact me via e-mail:




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....


Dutch launch internet brass band coverage on a High Note

October 17 • A new subscription internet music channel has been launched in The Netherlands to cater for brass, wind and fanfare band lovers.


Bolsover Festival delight as event reaches all corners of the globe

October 17 • Organisers of the Bolsover Festival of Brass have been delighted by the feedback received from around the banding world to their live streamed event.


Siddis entertainment to be beamed worldwide

October 17 • The performances from this year's SIDDIS Entertainment contest are to be beamed across the banding globe from the Stavanger Konserthaus.


Brass at the Guild opens entry doors

October 16 • The popular early season contest at Preston's Guild Hall will be welcoming bands once again — with a choice of test-pieces, generous prizes funds and that extra qualification incentive to get on the British Open ladder...

Gresley Colliery Band - Byrkley Park - Christmas Open Evening

Thursday 18 October • Byrkley Drive, Rangemore St, Burton upon Trent DE13 9RN DE13 9RN

Besses o' th' Barn Band - Celebration Concert

Friday 19 October • Shaw Playhouse 2. 2 Newtown Street, Oldham Ol2 8NX

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Northern College of Music Brass Band

Friday 19 October • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London. W1C 2DJ

Black Dyke Band - Elsecar Heritage Centre Barnsley

Saturday 20 October • Elsecar Heritage Centre Wath Road Elsecar Barnsley S74 8HJ

Woodfalls Band - Wellstead Community Choir

Saturday 20 October • Chandlers Ford Methodist Church. Winchester Rd, Chandler's Ford, Hants SO53 2GJ

Richmond Brass Band

October 17 • We are looking for an Eb bass to complete our stellar bass line-up! We are a non-contesting band that plays a variety of music, fun & challenging, for a wide range of events. Richmond Brass maintains a busy performance schedule so join us!

Shipston Town Band

October 17 • We are currently looking for Bb Bass Eb Bass Bb Cornet and kit percussion. We are graded 4th Section in the Midland Area and have a full programme of Concerts and 3 contests a year. Come along for a blow and give us a try. You will be most welcome

Silver Spectrum Wind Band

October 16 • Sheffield based adult community wind band in Crookes. We welcomed several new brass players this term but still have vacancies for Trumpets/Cornets, Horns (Tenor or French) and a confident first Trombone. We also have vacancies for some wind instruments.

Craig Roberts

BA (Hons), MA
Conductor / Adjudicator