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    From The Bandroom, Tupou College Brass Band, 10pm Tuesday 22nd November

    Tonight at 10pm, don't miss it, it's a good one!
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    From The Bandroom, Tupou College Brass Band, 10pm Tuesday 22nd November

    In “From The Bandroom” this month we’re travelling almost exactly half way around the world to Tonga and the island of Tongatapu. There we’ll meet staff and students from Tupou College, a Methodist boys’ boarding school in Toloa which was founded in 1866 by an English Missionary. A previous...
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    From The Bandroom in Lockdown, 10pm Tuesday 27th October

    Now available on 'listen again' at From The Bandroom #34
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    From The Bandroom in Lockdown, 10pm Tuesday 27th October

    Tonight at 10pm featuring: Penny Power Glyn Davies and Ammanford Town Silver Band Louise and Eilir Alexander Charles Hindmarsh and Strata Brass Peter Lawson and Easington Colliery Brass Band Catherine Moore and Fakenham Town Band Andrew Wainwright and the Virtual All-Star Band
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    From The Bandroom in Lockdown, 10pm Tuesday 27th October

    As we hit the second wave of the COVID 19 pandemic, lockdown rules have changed yet again, and for many bands that will mean even less chance of getting together and playing. However, bands and players around the country, and indeed, around the world, are doing what they can to keep the show on...
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    From The Bandroom - Lockdown 4

    Our plans to record the City of Chester Band for the programme were thwarted by this weeks change in the lockdown laws. So instead, we've spoken to people from across the brass band world to discuss how they've been preparing to get back to banding, the implications for venues, the health and...
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    From The Bandroom, Tuesday 25th August - Backstage Brass

    In “From The Bandroom” this month we’ve actually recorded a band for the first time since lockdown. Although amateur players are still unable to rehearse together, the pros are slowly getting back into the swing of things. We’re delighted to be able to feature professional outfit, Backstage...
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    From The Bandroom, Tuesday July 28th, Lockdown!

    In “From The Bandroom” this month, continuing lockdown has again meant that we have not been able to go out to record a brass band for the programme. Here at East Leeds FM, we’ve just come to the end of a very busy three month period where Ofcom granted us an emergency FM licence in order to...
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    From The Bandroom, Tuesday June 23rd, Lockdown!

    On tonight at 10pm featuring Steve Critchlow with Burbage Band, Buxton Nick West and the trombonists of the Royal Marines tubist Ross Knight David Lancaster and Craig Ratcliffe talking about Eclipse Adam Bidgood and Cobalt Brass, John Clay with the Clifton and Lightcliffe Band
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    From The Bandroom, Tuesday June 23rd, Lockdown!

    "From The Bandroom” this month finds us very much still in the grip of lockdown, and unable to go out and visit and record brass bands. However, East Leeds FM is still very busy putting out a daily FM broadcast specifically aimed at older people who don’t have internet access. As part of that...
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    From The Bandroom, Tuesday May 26th, Lockdown!

    In “From The Bandroom” this month, the present circumstances have meant that we have not been able to go out to record a brass band for the programme. We’ve not been idle though. At East Leeds FM we’ve reacted to the current crisis by putting on a daily FM broadcast specifically aimed at older...
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    From The Bandroom, April 28th, Tintwistle Band

    Don't miss it tonight at 10pm.
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    From The Bandroom, April 28th, Tintwistle Band

    In “From The Bandroom” this month, the last one we recorded before the lockdown, we’re visiting our first Midland section band, albeit in the extreme North West of Derbyshire, as we visit the bandroom of the Tintwistle Band. They've been around since 1888 and in that time have had many...
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    From The Bandroom, March 24th, Crofron Silver Band

    In “From The Bandroom” this month we’re just down the road in Fitzwilliam, at the Church Of The Resurrection, the home of Crofton Silver Band. Starting life back in the 1870s, the band have led a nomadic existence, and also spent thirty years as the Nostell Colliery Band before reverting to...
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    From The Bandroom, Tuesday February 25th, Oldham Test Piece Runout Concert

    In “From The Bandroom” tonight we’re at the Waterhead Academy in Oldham at a test piece runout concert for the forthcoming area contests. Representing the 4th section, and playing ‘Neverland’ by Christopher Bond we have Stalybridge Old Band. For the 3rd Section we have the City of Chester band...
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    From The Bandroom, Tuesday 28th January, Besses o' th' Barn

    On tonight. Great music and a passionate account of Besses' history from Stephen Hughes.
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    From The Bandroom, Tuesday 28th January, Besses o' th' Barn

    In “From The Bandroom” this month we’ve braved a trip over the Pennines to visit one of the country’s oldest, and most famous brass bands, Besses o' th’ Barn. Established in 1818, the band moved into its present bandroom in the 1880’s. The band has had both Anrdre Previn and Sir Simon Rattle as...
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    Happy New Year from all of us at 'From The Bandroom'.

    2019 was another great year for 'From The Bandroom', bringing you music recorded exclusively for the programme, interviews with band members, and giving you a taste of what it's like to be in a brass band. In 2019 we recorded over a dozen bands, including a couple from Norway. We've also been...
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