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Correct LTTB Billings

The Beeb give us the correct Listen to the Band listings for the next few weeks — contrary to what you may have read elsewhere.


Below are the next batch of billings. The billings in the British Bandsman over the past few weeks have been incorrect ( including having us broadcasting a Christmas special on January 3rd !), so if any of the information is unclear please can you contact me. Thanks Al Booth

Fridays — BBC Radio 2 ( 88-91 FM) 9.30 pm. Presented by Frank Renton and produced by Al Booth

Week 53 — Friday 3rd January
Yorkshire Building Society Band — Conductor David King


Prelude on Tallis — arr Graham
Lord of the Rings — Shore ( arr Duncan)
Lark in the Clear Airt ( arr Banks ) — Cornet solo — Stuart Lingard
Music from Harry Potter- John Williams ( arr Sykes)
Breezin' Down Broadway — Goff Richards

Week 1 — Friday Jan 10th

Highlights from Spennymoor's Brass in Concert 2002 —

Tonight featuring the JAG Mount Charles Band from Cornwall

Week 2 — Friday January 17th

More Highlights from Brass in Concert 2002 held in Spennymoor, County Durham

Tonight featuring performances from Fodens Richardson and Sellers International Bands

Week 3 — Friday January 24th

The final programme of Highlights from Brass in Concert 2002 held in Spennymoor, County Durham

Tonight featuring the contest champions, Grimethorpe Colliery UK Coal Band.

Week 4 — Friday January 31st

Frank Renton presents a session from the Leyland Band, conducted by Michael Fowles


Gibralter — Waterer
Volga Boatmen — Trad arr Bill Finegan
Laura — David Raskin arr Ingo Luis ( E Flat horn solo — Donna Lewis)
Entrance of the Emperor — Puccini arr M Fowles
Apres un reve — Graham ( Cornet Solo Leon Renilson)
Her Majesty the Queen — Sousa


Superb tuba on hand at Band Supplies

August 17 • There is a superb fully refurbished 922 round stamp Boosey & Hawkes BBb tuba ready for a new home at Band Supplies Leeds.


Ager to take helm at City of Norwich

August 17 • The experienced Mark Ager will take over the conducting lead of City of Norwich Band with Cheltenham on the horizon.


Judges announced for Brass Showcase event

August 17 • Four entertaining Scottish bands will have their efforts scrutinised by some fearless judges — and an audience — at Johnstone Town Hall later this month.

Geneva Group

Geneva set for showroom opening

August 17 • The final touches are being out in place for the opening of the brand new Geneva Group showroom in Stockton on Tees on the weekend.

St Michael's Brass Band - We are playing in Middleton Town Centre.

Saturday 18 August • Middleton Gardens, Middleton. M244DF

Ibstock Brick Brass - Ibstock Country Fair

Sunday 19 August • Ibstock Showground. Pretoria Road. Ibstock. Leicestershire LE676LN

Black Dyke Band - St Wilfrid's Church, Harrogate

Saturday 1 September • Duchy Rd, Harrogate HG1 2EY

Contest: 166th British Open

Saturday 8 September • Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA

Black Dyke Band - Brass on Sunday Gala Concert, Birmingham

Sunday 9 September • Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA

Crewe Brass

August 17 • Crewe Brass seek Eb and Bb bass, Euphonium and Baritone players. We are a friendly 1st Section Band and perform at a variety of events (including contests) under the baton of our MD Matt Pithers. Rehearsals are every Friday at 7.45pm in Shavington, Crewe.

Burnham and Highbridge Brass Band

August 16 • The Burnham and Highbridge Band has the following vacancies: Principal and 2nd Trombone, 2nd Euphonium and, Back Row Cornets.

The Corsham Band

August 16 • Due to work commitments, a vacancy has arisen for a Tenor Trombone player. First or Second position available. We are a newly promoted Second Section band with a new MD and a friendly and enthusiastic team.

Chris Wormald

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