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Radio: Sunday Bandstand

More fine festive music to get you into the Christmas spirit from Chris Helme

Chris Helme


Sunday Bandstand:
16th December

Produced and presented by Chris Helme or further information please see: www.chrishelme-brighouse.org.uk and follow the Sunday Bandstand links for this play list and previous week’s. It is also available via Podcast from the Radio Phoenix website www.phoenixfm.co.uk

Yorkshire Dales

It is also available on Drystone Radio 106.9FM or through their website www.drystoneradio.com on Sunday mornings between 8am and 10am

New Zealand

Listeners in New Zealand will be pleased to hear that this programme is now also played on www.worldfm.co.nz in Wellington at 2p—4pm (NZ time) every Thursday.

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.

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Sunday 16th December

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

Christmas Festival
Leroy Anderson
Arr: James Woods
Thoresby RJB Band
MD: Stan Lippeatt — 2000

Variations on a German Carol
James Curnow
Atlantic Brass Band
MD: Salvatore Scarpa — 1998

Pineapple Poll
Arthur Sullivan
CWS (Manchester) Band
MD: Alex Mortimer — 1962

Saint Saens Variations
Philip Sparke
The Cory Band
MD: Dr. Robert Childs — 2010

The Three Kings
Peter Cornelius
Arr: Sydney Swancott
Trombone Soloist: Joanne Reasbeck with the Hammonds Saltaire Band
MD: Morgan Griffiths — 2012

Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Arr: David Willcox
Halifax Choral Society with the Fodens (Courtois) Band MD: Nicholas Childs with Organist Darius Battiwalla — 1998

Philip Sparke
Euphonium soloist David Childs with the Cory Band
MD: Dr. Robert Childs — 2005

Harmony Music
Philip Sparke
Yorkshire Building Society Band
MD: Professor David King — 1999

An der Rawke March
Ernst Stieberitz
Besses o’th Barn Band
MD: Roy Newsome — 1983

Horn Concerto No.1 Eb Flat Major Op11
Richard Strauss
Tuba soloist Ian Foster accompanied by Jo Sealey on Piano — 2012

Silent Night
Franz Gruber
Arr: Andrew Wainwright
Vocalist Faryl Smith with the Virtuosi GUS Band
MD: John Berryman — 2012

Panis Angelicus
Cesar Franck
Classic Festival Choir with the Brass Band Oberaarguar
MD: Manfred Obrecht — 2009

Blue Rondo a la Turk
Dave Brubeck
Arr: Kevin Edwards
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
MD: Frank Renton — 1991

Vois Tu La Neige Qui Brille
Cornet soloist Russell Gray with the Leyland Band
MD: Michael Fowles — 2008

Little Serenade
Ernest Tomlinson
Kings of Brass
MD: James Scott — 2000

A Christmas Reverie
Kenneth Downie
New York Staff Band
BM: Ron Waiksnoris — 2006

Frackeltanz March
Ernst Stieberitz
Besses o’th Barn Band
MD: Roy Newsome — 1983

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


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July 20 • The team from Your Logo Here meet the very specific stand banner demands of a hard working brass band in Hampshire.


Proms double for Childs

July 20 • David Childs gets armed to make a late substitution appearance at the Welsh Proms — just days after his BBC Promenade Concert performance at the Royal Albert Hall.


New horizons for Jersey as MD heads to Spain

July 20 • Jersey Premier Brass will be led by a new MD as their inspirational founding conductor Tim Pritchard prepares to take his leave to Spain.

Roberts Bakery Band - Bluedot Festival

Saturday 21 July • Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. . The University of Manchester. . Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DL

Medway Band - Higham Church Annual Prom

Saturday 21 July • St. Marys Church. 1 Abbey Farm Cottages . Church Street. Higham. Rochester . ME3 7LS

Lofthouse Brass Band - Oxenhope Railway Station

Sunday 22 July • Oxenhope Railway Station, The Railway Station, Station Road, Haworth BD22 8NJ BD22 8NJ

Tendring Brass - Opening Night Concert of the Frinton Mission 2018

Saturday 28 July • Greensward,. Frinton on Sea,. Essex CO13 9DN

Lofthouse Brass Band - Filey Bandstand

Sunday 29 July • Filey Bandstand, The Crescent, Filey YO14 9JS YO14 9JS

Blidworth Welfare Band

July 20 • *PRINCIPAL EUPHONIUM* A great opportunity has arisen for a first class Euphonium player to join one of the UK's most upwardly mobile Championship section bands. The successful candidate will be a regular solo feature at concerts, contests and recordings.

Arrow Valley Brass

July 20 • The Band seeks cornet players, front and back row to add to a band steadily improving under Andy Culshaw.. The band is friendly and welcoming and has a good mix of concerts and competitions. . Main rehearsal is on Sunday morning in Inkberrow, Worcs.

Loxley Silver Band

July 19 • Musical Director - We are a friendly, contesting band currently holding a strong position in the fourth section. We have a varied concert/engagement programme in place and we are looking for a Musical Director who can help us to move onwards and upwards.

David A. Stowell

Conductor and composer