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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:

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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)

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Nailsworth Silver band

January 18 • Vacancies have arisen for a front row CORNET and EB BASS to complete our area line up. We rehearse on Mondays in our own bandroom. Friendly well attended rehearsals. It's our centenary year so CD, concert with Tom Hutchinson and trip to France booked.

Chinnor Silver

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January 17 • We are keen to fill our final remaining vacancies prior to the Yorkshire Regional Contest & are looking to recruit Eb/BBb bass & percussionists. if you fancy a change for the New Year & are looking for a friendly band, then please get in touch.

Stephen Tighe

Adjudicator / Music Director / Arranger