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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 12 January 2020

    Hello Brass Banders Welcome to another two hour programme of brass band music from my Sunday Bandstand. Leon Jessel, (22.1.1871 – 4.1.1942), was a German composer of operettas and light classical music pieces. He is best known as the composer of the popular jaunty march The Parade of the...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 5 January 2020

    Hello Brass Banders Happy New Year to you all. Now that Christmas has been and gone for another year many bands will soon start to think about what the new year has in store for them. Will it be a continuation of what seems to be the never ending struggle to fill those vacant chairs? Well...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 29 December 2019

    Hello Brass Banders Welcome to what is my last show of 2019. We have a good mix of seasonal music and some to take us into the new year. 2020 promises to be another good year for the show which is finding more and more listeners overseas. My website www.chrishelme-brighouse.org.uk is where...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 22 December 2019

    Hello Brass Banders Well we are almost there... just a few days to go to the big day. Now here is the perfect recipe for the festive season: Take 2 ozs of patience, 1 cup of kindness, 4 ozs of good will. To these add 2 handfuls of industry, a packet of prudence, a little sympathy and a...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 15 December 2019

    Hello Brass Banders Well not long to go now, it will soon be Christmas. This week we have bands from at least six different countries. The Christmas music programme we have for you has a few gems which will not have been heard here in the UK and are certainly worth looking at for your...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 8 December 2019

    Hello Brass Banders I am sure many of you will have a full list of Christmas concerts and no doubt you have already ventured out street caroling. Ah, those were the days playing at all the pubs and clubs back in the 1960s. Standing outside playing Silent Night for the umpteenth time and playing...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 1 December 2019

    Hello Brass Banders Sorry there was no show last week but here we are again and the quality of the content of this show hopefully makes up for last week. Guy d'Hardelot (August 1858 – January 7, 1936) was the pen name of Helen Rhodes (née Helen Guy), a French composer, pianist, and teacher...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 24 November 2019

    Hello Brass Banders Here we are with another great show for you - two hours of brass band music something old and something new - a little bit for everyone. Stephen Collins Foster (July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864), known as "the father of American music", was an American songwriter known...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 10 November 2019

    Hello Brass Banders From its beginnings in Adelaide, Australia the Salvation Army spread rapidly and soon reached Victoria where the first corps in the state was opened in December 1882 at North Melbourne. By 1890, just 10 years after the first meeting in Adelaide, there were 255 corps and...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 3 November 2019

    Hello Brass Banders Another wonderful programme of brass band music for you today. With bands and soloists from different parts of the world - there should be something for everyone this week with a couple of surprises thrown in as well. Major Terry Camsey was born in Cheltenham...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 27 October 2019

    Hello Brass Banders It is good to be back after three weeks away in the sun. Even though I was thousands of miles from home I did manage to keep up to date with the band world. Congratulations to Philip Harper and the Cory Band following their magnificent win at the National Final. I have a...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 29 September 2019

    Hello Brass Banders I have another wonderful two hours of brass band music from some of the best bands in the business - with one of them dating back to a performance in 1938, sadly a band that is no longer with us. As usual I have a fair helping of bands from overseas, which illustrates the...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 22 September 2019

    Hello Brass Banders Welcome to another two hours of brass band music with bans from around Europe. The music comes from the pen of Sousa, Carl Maria von Weber, Kenneth Hesketh, Leonard Bernstein and John Barry with some fabulous arrangements from many of the well known names from the brass band...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 15 September 2019

    Hello Brass Banders Apologies for not being able to be with you last week - we had joiners in the house fitting new doors and there was just too much noise to do the recording. The doors are all fitted now so the show is back to normal. This week we have some fab soloists with Roger Webster...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 1 September 2019

    Hello Brass Banders Welcome to another two hours of music from the world of brass bands. Once again we bring you performances from bands from around the world. We have a fabulous selection of soloists and even a duet which was published c1904. I am sure we will have something that suits all...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 25 August 2019

    Hello Brass Banders Welcome to another two hours of music from the world of brass bands. We have a fine choice of bands from overseas as well as some home grown bands here in the UK. Joseph John Richards was born August 27, 1878 in Cwmavon, Wales. His family immigrated to the United States...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 18 August 2019

    Hello Brass Banders We have some real treats for you in this show. We are featuring a number of bands from overseas and a performance from a euphonium player some of you may not have come across before. He is playing a very familiar melody but I am certain you will never have heard a recording...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 11 August 2019

    Hello Brass Banders Is it really a week since my last show ? - How time passes by so quickly. Well, I have another fab show for you, great bands and soloists and some pretty good music as well. King Cotton is a military march composed in 1895 by John Philip Sousa, for the Cotton States and...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 4 August 2019

    Hello Brass Banders It is good to be back. A week away speaking on a cruise ship - we met some wonderful fellow passengers from around the world predominantly from the US. The crew we came into contact with were wonderful. I hope that I might get an opportunity to repeat the experience again...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 14 July 2019

    Hello Brass Banders Please note I will not be posting another show until August 4th, as I am taking a break for a couple of weeks. To enjoy past shows of Sunday Bandstand whilst I am away please take a look at my website www.chrishelme-brighouse.org.uk Chris Helme - Sunday Bandstand...
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