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Radio: Sunday Bandstand

Chris Helme provides plenty of festive cheer with his selection box of music.



Sunday Bandstand:

Broadcast on Phoenix FM 96.7 community radio in the Halifax area of West Yorkshire. This programme is also available via www.phoenixfm.co.uk Every Sunday afternoon from 2pm to 3pm

Produced and presented by Chris Helme or further information please see: www.chrishelme-brighouse.org.uk

It is also available via Podcast from the Radio Phoenix website

I am always pleased to receive requests—you might want to hear a piece from your own early days in banding, recordings that have long since joined the record deletions list and difficult to find.

Or have a burning nostalgia question about the world of brass bands, if you have then please contact me via e-mail:

Happy Christmas to all my listeners and all the best for 2012.

Sunday 25th December:

Rhythm and Blues
Philip Sparke — Opening for weekly show
Fodens Band
MD: Michael Fowles—2010

Hail Smiling Morn
Reginald Spofforth
Diggle Band — 2007

On a Bare Mountain
Belgian Brass Soloists — 1991

Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Mendelssohn arr: David Wilcox
Fodens Band
MD: Nicholas Childs
With the Halifax Choral Society MD: John Pryce Jones — 1998

Frank Richards — The Christmas Truce of 1914
Silent Night
Gruber arr: Darrol Barry
Narrated by Chris Helme accompanied by
Middleton Band
MD: Matt Stringer — 2009 & 2011

Benediction from The Armed Man
Karl Jenkins
Brass Band Aid Celebrity Band
MD: Howard Evans — 2007

Three Kings Swing
William Himes
Sheldon Theatre Brass Band
MD: Larry Brentzel — 1995

I Dreamed a Dream
Schonberg arr: Darrol Barry
David Morris—Champion Whistler accompanied by the Scottish CWS Band
MD: Ray Tennant — 2004

Epic Themes
John Williams arr: Steve Sykes
Fodens Band
MD: Thomas Wyss — 2005

Christmas Fantasy
Leroy Anderson
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
MD: Richard Evans and the

Colne Valley Male Voice Choir
MD: Thom Meredith — 2005

Rhythm and Blues — Philip Sparke Ending for weekly show
Fodens Band
MD: Michael Fowles—2010

Sheet Music

Project findings highlight inexcusable lack of female compositions

June 20 • Figures compiled by a new report show that 95% of classical music concerts only feature works by men.


SBBA continues to sow seeds for sustainable grass roots future

June 20 • The Scottish Brass Band Association is helping to strengthen the grass roots future of banding with investment in youth.


Report & Result: 2018 Morley March & Hymn Tune

June 20 • Yorkshire Imps prove to be march wizards amid the contest traffic as they claim the honours, the money and the silverware at the popular Morley contest.

Denis Wick

All that glitters...

June 20 • John Packer Ltd has a fantastic range of golden Denis Wick mutes ready to be played...

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

Cheshire Constabulary Band

June 20 • Cheshire police band based in Winsford & rehearsing Mondays are looking for a tutti & 3rd cornet. Great rh facilities and a smart friendly band.

Blidworth Welfare Band

June 20 • Midlands area Championship section (5th place 2018) Blidworth Welfare band require a percussionist to join us (Thursday rehearsals only apart from contest run up). Our only vacancy is now for a percussionist who can join our great team.

Stannington Brass Band

June 20 • Stannington Brass Band are looking for a soprano cornet player to join our progressive 1st section band. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests.. . Rehearsals - Thursdays 8pm-10pm and Sunday 7.30pm-9.30pm

Chris Wormald

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