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Radio: Sunday Bandstand

Enjoy the New Year with some great music from Chris Helme

Chris Helme


Sunday Bandstand:

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.

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

Sunday 30th December

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

Paul Lovatt-Cooper
Black Dyke Band
MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs — 2010

Legend in Brass
James Curnow
Sellers Engineering Band
MD: Philip McCann — 1994

Christmas Idyll
Kenneth Downie
Chicago Staff Band
BM: William Himes — 2006

Tuba Solo from Orchestra Finalists
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Tuba Soloist Ian Foster — 2012

The Pitman March
Wingates Band
MD: David Thornton — 2010

Belmont Variations
Sir Arthur Bliss
Arr: Eric Ball
Sun Life Band
MD: Roy Newsome — 1991

Carol Setting: Carol of the Bells — Stephen Bulla — Vol: 6
Carol Setting: God Rest You — Noel Jones — Vol: 2
The New York Principals — (Roger Webster, Matthew Baker (Cornets), David Horn (Tenor Horn), Andrew Berryman (Trombone), Robert Childs (Euphonium) & David Nesbitt (Tuba) — 1995

Carnival of Venice
Arr: Del Steigers
Cornet Soloist Fred Muscroft with the
Yorkshire Imperial Metals Band
MD: Trevor Walmsley DFC — 1973

Love on the Rocks
Neil Diamond
Sellers Engineering Band
MD: Philip McCann — 2000

3DGs -March
James Brophy
CWS (Manchester) Band
MD: Alex Mortimer — 1962

Ray Steadman-Allen
International Staff Band
BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb — 1997

Dr Philip Wilby
Williams Fairey Band
MD: Allan Withington — 2002

We’ve Only Just Begun
Roger Nichols
Arr: Bill Geldard
Trumpet soloist James Morrison with the Foden's (Courtois) Band
MD: Nicholas Childs — 2000

Lullaby for Christmas
Sandy Feldstein & Larry Clark
Royal Doulton Band
MD: Ted Gray — 1970s

Tristan and Isolde
Richard Wagner
Arr: Alexander Owen
Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band
MD: Elgar Howarth — 2007

Manhattan Skyline
Arr: Alan Catherall
Elland Silver Band
MD: James Shepherd — 2009

Violin Concerto
Allegro 3rd mvt
Tenor Horn soloist William Rushworth with the Foden's (Courtois) Band
MD: Nicholas Childs — 1999

Ave Verum Corpus
Arr: James Curnow
The New York Principals — 1995

Imperial Echoes March
Arnold Safroni
CWS (Manchester) Band
MD: Alex Mortimer — 1963

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

Sheona White

White joins adjudication association

June 19 • Sheona White is the latest high profile recruit to join the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators


Superb UK deals on Besson 180th Anniversary instruments

June 19 • UkBrassHire has a number of limited edition Besson 180th anniversary instruments available to buy or hire — so get in touch now not to miss out.


Pennine partnership adds extra levels of musical Strata

June 18 • A new musical partnership between Pennine Music and Strata Brass will give customers the chance to sample new releases with an authentic sound...


Inside information gives brass bands Radio 3 boost

June 18 • Not all is lost on the BBC for brass bands if we can get more insight and passion for the medium from the likes of conductor Greg Beardsall.

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

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.

Hade Edge Band

June 19 • An opportunity has arisen at Hade Edge Band for an Eb bass player to join our very friendly First Section Band. We rehearse on a Tuesday and Thursday evenings in Hade Edge Band Room, Greave Road, Hade Edge from 8pm to 10pm

Neil Samuel