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Radio: Sunday Bandstand

More music to enjoy as we head into December from Chris Helme

Chirs Helme
  More music from the heartland of Yorkshire with Chris Helme

Sunday Bandstand: 26th November

More great music to send out to the banding world from Chris Helme in the heartland of Yorkshire...

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.

The show is now played on nine licensed UK community radio stations and five overseas via a Mixcloud link (USA, Australia, New Zealand, Cyprus, France).

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

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Has your band produced a CD this year? If so we would be very pleased to play tracks from it if you have.

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

The Invincible Eagle (J.P. Sousa)
Williams Fairey Band
MD: Major Peter Parkes — 1996

Coriolanus (Cyril Jenkins)
The Massed Bands of Britannia Building Society, Leyland DAF & Williams Fairey
Guest MD: Harry Mortimer -1990

Rhapsody in Blue (George Gershwin)
Yorkshire Imperial Metals Band
MD: Trevor Walmsley DFC — 1972

Napoli (Herman Bellstedt)
Soloist: Maurice Murphy
Black Dyke Mills Band
MD: Jack Emmott — c1960

Fortress (Harold Burgmayer)
New York Staff Band (USA)
BM: Ron Waiksnoris — 2015

Mexican Shuffle (Pol Stone arr: Don Morrison)
Hendon Band
MD: Don Morrison — 1971

Rondoletto for Two Euphoniums (Frank Bryce)
Soloists: Trevor Groom and John Clough
Virtuosi Brass Band of Great Britain
MD: James Scott — 1974

Glory Fanfare (Otto Schwarz)
Brass Band Oberosterreich (Austria)
MD: Hannes Buchegger — 2010

Le Cid — Jules Massenet (arr: Howard Snell)
Sun Life Band
MD: Bryan Hurdley — 1992

Red Sky at Night (Elgar Howarth)
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
MD: Elgar Howarth — 1976

County Palatine Concert March ( Maurice Johnstone)
Auckland Metropolitan Fire Brigade Band(New Zealand)
MD: Lloyd Thorne — 1960

American Patrol (arr: Fred Muscroft)
Yorkshire Imperial Metals Band
MD: Trevor Walmsley DFC — 1972

Harbour Light (Norman Bearcroft)
Soloist: Wilfrid Mountain
Hollywood Tabernacle Band (USA)
BM: William Gordon — 1985

Mühlendorf March (Derek Broadbent)
Brass Band Heist (Belgium)
MD: Bert Van Thienen 2007

Hey Jude (Lennon & McCartney arr: Derek Broadbent)
Trinity Girls Brass Band
MD: Stuart Barton — 2006

Splanky (Neil Hefti arr: Philip Harper)
Brass Band De Waldsang
MD: Rieks van der Velde — 2005

Narnia Suite (Geoffrey Burgon)
Tredegar Town Band
MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs — 2000

Variations ( Andrew Lloyd Webber arr: Peter Graham)
Soloist: Steven Mead
Williams Fairey Band
MD: Howard Snell — 1998

Morning Mood from Peer Gynt (Greig arr: Howard Lorriman)
Black Dyke Band
MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs — 2004

Abu Hassan (Weber arr: Howard Lorriman)
British Army Band
MD: Bandmaster (WO1) Chris King — 2008

I Know Thou Art Mine (Leonard Ballantine)
Kensington and Norwood City Band
MD: Bruce Raymond — 2005

Furioso Polka (Johann Strauss II arr: Luc Vertommen)
Brass Band Froschl Hall
MD: Hannes Buchegger

Appreciation (Thomas J. Powell)
Sun Life Band
MD: Brian Howard
originally performed 1979

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

Enjoy the show....


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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.


Coalburn's Got Talent — plenty of it!

June 19 • Simon Cowell should have been in Coalburn as the band's 'Talent' showcased their brilliant playing.


Report & Results: 2018 Holme Valley Solo & Ensemble

June 19 • There were some stunning performances to enjoy at the Hade Edge bandroom on the weekend.


Radio: Sunday Bandstand

June 19 • Music over the airwaves from Chris Helme

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.

David A. Stowell

Conductor and composer