Brass on TV and radio at Christmas

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Bariman, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. Bariman

    Bariman Member

    Just to let you know that BBC Essex will be featuring two programmes containing brass music over the Christmas period.

    Christmas Eve
    18:00 to 19:00 - Christmas Around The World - featuring Chelmsford SA Band, the Cambridge Chorale, Drum Jam, the Brentwood School Big Band and the Federation of Essex Women's Institutes choir.

    Christmas Day
    06:00 to 07:00 - Your Favourite Christmas Carols - featuring Enfield Citadel Band and Chelmsford Citadel Songsters.

    All times GMT

    For details of the FM frequencies go to These broadcasts are also available via the internet

    In addition various local BBC stations are broadcasting highlights of The Salvation Army's Carol Concert held recently at the Royal Albert Hall.

    See the link for details

    Could the mods make this a sticky until after Christmas?
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2004
  2. cornetkate

    cornetkate Member

    Great :) - there should be more bands on TV at Christmas.

    0700 Christmas morning is a bit early for me though!!
  3. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly Active Member

    Presumably Chalk Farm SA Band will be making their annual appearance on the Blue Peter Christmas Special?
  4. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Presumably their final one, with Blue Peter moving up to Manchester :shock:
  5. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    More Brass on the radio.....
    Wem will be playing 'Carols in the Square' in Shrewsbury at 6 o'clock on Wednesday 22nd December.
    This will go out live on BBC Radio Shropshire (96 fm, I think) and apparently it will also be on the internet.

    Edit: This has been advertised in the national press too! A neighbour gave us an extract from the mail on sunday this morning, It doesn't mention the name of the band, (Wem!) but does advertise the event itself and the fact that a Brass Band is playing!
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2004
  6. Gorgie boy

    Gorgie boy Member

    For those of you North of the Border, Clydebank SA Band will be appearing on 'River City'.
  7. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly Active Member

    I should think that a certain band based close to the Trafford Centre would be willing to take the job over.
  8. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    More brass on the radio...

    GMR Brass presented by John Maines, has a 2 part Christmas special on the 26th....
    Frequency: 95.1 & 104.5 FM GMR

    Part One

    Part Two 6pm
    Special Guest: Richard Evans


    have Music from Goff Richards 60th Birthday Charity Concert, recorded live at The Hall for Cornwall, Truro, by PM Sound...
    (Combined Bands of Camborne Town and St Austell Town with The Four Lanes Male Choir)

    also on the 26th :)
  9. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    Just read this on :)

    Smithills in radio special

    SEASONAL music to be broadcast in a BBC GMR (95.1 FM) Christmas Special radio programme on Christmas Eve (5pm) and Christmas Day (noon) was recorded at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, on December 16 by Smithills School Senior Brass (MD Chris Wormald), Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra (Ian Darrington) and four choirs from Greater Manchester.

    Smithills were one of a number of bands featured in the ITV1 South Bank Show on December 19.
  10. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    this is very true Cas.
    look us up on radio shropshire on the net tonight
  11. pegleg

    pegleg Member

    An excellent 55 minutes from Radio Shropshire. :) I heard the entire program on the web.

    Well done, Wem Jubilee Band.!!!

    :woo :woo :woo
  12. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    wow dude, thanks, im glad you enjoyed it.

    it was an excellent evening.
  13. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    And it snowed!

  14. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

  15. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly Active Member

    There was a brief appearance by a Salvation Army octet on "Coronation Street" on 26 December.

    I recognised the conductor, Gordon Kirsopp, so I assume that they were from the Central North Divisional Band, or possibly Stockport Citadel Band (Gordon is the bandmaster of the Central North Divisional Band, and was the bandmaster of Stockport Citadel until 2003).
  16. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    There was also a service from Coventry Methodist Central Hall on BBC1 on Christmas Day (between 10 and 11AM) which had amongst its performers (if I'm not mistaken) the Fine Arts Brass Ensemble.
  17. lister89

    lister89 Member

    I know it's a little off the subject but did anyone see Hollyoaks the other week when they had the "Brass Band" playing? The first carol was unmistakably no 12 from the red coral books but then suddenly they had a synth playin horrible arrangements and called it a brass band. Just wondered who was actually playing Away in a Manger to start with and why didnt they ask you to do them all?!?!
  18. Ross Berry

    Ross Berry Member

    Casualty@Holby City

    My favourire banding moment was when the hospital was still blowing up after the tanker crashed into it and people were being dragged out of the blazing building, they finished with a small SA group strolling through the emergency services playing carols.

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