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Radio: World of Brass

Plenty of great brass band music to enjoy over the festive period thanks to John Maines.

  John Maines hosts plenty of great brass band music over the Christmas period

John Maines invites you to listen to World of Brass Radio

A new programme every Friday heard 24/7 and 52 weeks. Also catch up with previous programmes.

Latest episodes

Listen now to the latest episodes from 22nd December and 29th December at: www.worldofbrassradio.com or click on the radio icon on: www.worldofbrass.com

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December 22nd:

Christmas Joy
Erik Leidzen
International Staff Band
Conductor: Dr. Stephen Cobb

Christmas Festival Overture
Leroy Anderson
Conductor: Prof. David King

O Holy Night
Adolphe Adam arr Farr
Manger Musiklagg
Conductor: Alan Withington
Vocalist: Lydia Hoen Tjore

Yule Dance
Philip Harper
Conductor: Philip Harper

Silent Night
Franz Gruber arr. William Gordon
Manger Musiklagg
Conductor: Alan Withington

Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor: Prof. David King
Whistler: David Morris

Dies Natalis
John Golland
Conductor: Major Peter Parkes

Once in Royal David's City
arr Willcocks
Cory/Treorchy MVC
Conductor: Philip Harper

On Christmas Night
Paul Sharman
International Staff Band
Conductor: Dr. Stephen Cobb

Santa Claus-trophobia
Sandy Smith
Household Troops
Conductor: Carl Saunders

Christmas Finale
Paul Lovatt- Cooper
Black Dyke
Conductor: Prof. Nicholas Childs
Narrator: Ken Greenwood
Voice of Scrooge: James Sykes

December 29th:

George Allen
Ever Ready
Conductor: Stephen Malcolm

Beatrice and Benedict
Hector Berlioz
Enfield Citadel
Conductor: Jonathan Corry

My Favourite Things
Alan Fernie
Conductor: Michael Fowles
Soloist: Glyn Williams

Howard Snell
Brighouse & Rastrick
Conductor: Prof. David King

Variations on a German Carol
James Curnow
New York Staff
Conductor: Ronald Waiksnoris

Island Whirl
Paul Lovatt-Cooper
Black Dyke
Conductor: Prof. Nicholas Childs

Sweet Little Jesus Boy
arr Paul Sharman
International Staff Band
Conductor: Dr. Stephen Cobb
Soloist: Richard Woodrow

Dean Jones
International Staff Band
Conductor: Dr. Stephen Cobb

Henri Mulet arr. Andrew Wainwright
Virtuosi GUS
Conductor: John Berryman

Hallelujah Chorus
GF Handel
Black Dyke/Halifax CS
Conductor: John Pryce-Jones


4BR Shop: Flash the plastic!

June 22 • There is a great deal on the iconic plastic pTrumpet through the 4BR Shop at the moment thanks to Band Supplies.


Jagger makes stone's throw move to sop

June 22 • Rob Jagger has made the move from bumper-up to soprano cornet for Grand Shield champion Hammonds.

Bass trom

Are you in the market for a bass trombone?

June 22 • If you are looking for a pro level bass trombone then John Packer has one ready and waiting for a new home...


Muggeridge takes Flight with life saving CD

June 22 • Former Fairey Band baritone player Keith Muggeridge has launched a fund raising CD to say thank you to the brilliant Air Ambulance Service that helped save his life.

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

Blidworth Welfare Band - Organist Keith Hearnshaw

Saturday 23 June • St Andrews Church, The Green, Swanwick, Derbys DE55 1AN

Besses o' th' Barn Band - Charity Celebration Concert

Saturday 23 June • St Thomas Church, Warrington Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield WN4 9PL

York Railway Institute Band - Dan Thomas - Euphonium

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

Frampton on Severn Silver Band

June 22 • We are a friendly non-contesting band in Gloucestershire looking for players, particularly cornets, baritone and basses, but all are welcome. We play at many local events and bandstand jobs, and practice on Tuesday evenings just off Junction 13 of the M5.

Crewe Brass

June 22 • 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.

Lydbrook Band

June 22 • Lydbrook Band are recruiting a 2nd Trombone to our join our Championship section band . This is a great opportunity to be part of the premier band in the Royal Forest of Dean.

Chris Wormald

B.Mus (Hons), LTCL, PGCE
Conductor, adjudicator, arranger