facebook twitter rss vimeo shop label support us


Radio: Sunday Bandstand

New Year brass band music to enjoy from Chris Helme

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

Sunday Bandstand: 30th December

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:

Click this link:



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

Brilliant March (J. Ord Hume)
Black Dyke Mills Band
MD: Geoffrey Brand (1974)

Marco Spada Overture (Daniel Auber)
Black Dyke Band
MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs (2007)

Variations in Blue (Derek Broadbent)
Trombone Section
Brass Band Berner Oberland
MD: Markus S. Bach (1987)

April in Paris (Music by E Y Harburg, words by Vernon Duke ar. Mark Freeh)
Soloist: Alan Morrison
Travelsphere Holidays Band
MD: Captain Barry Wassall (2001)

Choral of Hope (Johan Evenepoel)
Brass Band Buizingen
MD: Luc Vertommen (2004)

Forward 2000 March (Martin Cordner)
Enfield Citadel Band
BM: James Williams (2001)

Marching through Georgia (Goff Richards)
Hammonds Sauce Works Band
MD: Geoffrey Whitham (1980)

Carnival of Venice (Harry James)
Soloist: David Daws
Oslo Temple Salvation Army Band
BM: Not known (2006)

2nd Sinfonietta for Band (Jean Balissat)
Brass Band Willebroek
MD: Frans Violet (1994)

The Millennium Song (Kees Vlak)
Brass Band Bazuin Oenkerk
MD: Klaas van der Woude (1998)

Inter City (Darrol Barry)
Hammonds Sauce Works Band
MD: Geoffrey Whitham (1980)

Snowy Polka (Walter John Ridley)
Royal Doulton Band
MD: Ted Gray

The Bronze Horse (Daniel Auber arr. Drake Rimmer)
BMC Concert Band
MD: Harry Mortimer (1968)

Northern Spirit (Alan Fernie)
Brighouse & Rastrick Band
MD: Alan Morrison — (2009)

Variations on 76 Trombones (Meredith Willson arr. Kenneth Amis)
Soloist: Scott Hartman
Brass Band of Battle Creek
MD: Constantine Kitsopoulus (1998)

Sparkling Diamonds from Moulin Rouge (Jules Styne & Leo Robin arr. Sandy Smith)
Black Dyke Band
MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs (2004)

Polka Concertante: Pluie d'Etoiles (Emil Waldteufel arr. Eric Crees)
Soloist: David Smith
Desford Colliery Band
MD: Eric Crees (1997)

King of Kings (Eric Ball)
Egon Virtuosi Band
BM: James Williams (1996)

Brass Band Froschl Hall
MD: Hannes Buchegger (2006)

Spitfire Prelude & Fugue (William Walton arr. Elgar Howarth)
Foden's Richardson Band
MD: Garry Cutt (2005)

MacArthur Park (Jim Webb arr. Alan Catherall)
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
MD: Major Peter Parkes (1998)

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

Enjoy the show....

Support us for less than a cup of coffee...

4BR wants to ensure that the brass band movement remains vibrant and relevant. We also want to be able to question, challenge and critically examine those who run and play in it, producing high quality journalism that informs as well as entertains our readers.

So if like us you value a strong, independent perspective on the brass band world - then why not consider becoming a supporter and help make our future and that of a burgeoning brass band movement more secure.

So one less cappuccino then?

Support us    

Battle of the Bands

Prime time Battle of the Bands on BBC1

May 25 • Prime time Bank Holiday television viewing on BBC1 on Monday will be the battle for the 2019 Welsh Regional title featuring Cory and Tredegar Bands...


Neo ensemble enjoy Scot stop

May 25 • The Yamaha Neo Ensemble has been showcasing its considerable talents in Scotland.


European focus at French Open

May 25 • Bands from France, England and Switzerland will head to the beautiful Loire Valley to take part in the 25th French Open next month.


When the suns shines...

May 25 • There is no better way to enjoy a bit of practice — especially if you are a European champion

Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band - Eastbourne Bandstand - 1812 concert

Wednesday 29 May • Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3AD

Black Dyke Band - George Lawton Hall, Mossley

Thursday 30 May • George Lawton Hall, Stamford St, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne OL5 0HR

Clifton International Festival of Music - Let Trumpets Sound - Crispian Steele-Perkins

Saturday 1 June • Clifton Cathedral, Clifton Park, Bristol BS8 3BX BS8 3BX

Foden's Band - St Andrews Hall

Sunday 2 June • St Andrews Plain, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1AU

East Anglian Brass Band Association - Concert by the Fodens Band

Sunday 2 June • St Andrew's Hall. St Andrew's Plain. Norwich NR3 1AU

Bollington Brass Band

May 25 • Bollington Brass Band require a Kit and a tutti cornet player to complete our line up. We will be playing at the 2nd section National Finals this September before promotion to the North West 1st section..

Dobcross Silver Band

May 25 • Dobcross Silver Band are looking for a B FLAT BASS player for Whit Friday.. Come and join a Saddleworth band, playing the Saddleworth circuit, including our very own Dobcross contest.. . A great chance to come and enjoy an unforgettable experience!

Stannington Brass Band

May 25 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb TUBA PLAYER to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests.

Jonathan Pippen

Conductor, Adjudicator, Trombone Soloist & Clinician