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  1. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 12 February 2017

    Hello Everyone Apologies the show is a few days late but I have been off ill – so here it is, better late than never. Originally formed as the Yorkshire Copper Works Band at Stourton near Leeds where the factory was based and then in 1958 it became affectionately known as ‘ The Yorkshire...
  2. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 5 February 2017

    Hello Everyone Here is this week’s Sunday Bandstand programme another fab two hours of music from the world of brass bands. Mixcloud Link: Playlist: Playlist 5 February 2017 Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010 Opening...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 29 January 2017

    Hello Everyone - Here is another fabulous two hours of brass band music from some of the best bands and some fine soloists. Philip Cobb has been Principal Trumpet of the London Symphony Orchestra since 2009. As a youngster, he regularly featured as a soloist on both the cornet and trumpet...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 22 January 2017

    Hello Everyone Another great show and play list for you this week. Plenty of top class brass band music from around the world along with some great soloists. Please consider forwarding and sharing this weekly link e-mail with your contacts from the brass band world. Here we have a show where...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 15 January 2017

    Hello Everyone – Here is today’s Sunday Bandstand programme another two hours of brass band music from the brightest and the best and some wonderful soloists from the world of brass bands.................. Enjoy Derek Broadbent commenced playing the cornet at the age of 9 with Thornton...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 8 January 2017

    Hello Everyone Here is this week’s Sunday Bandstand radio programme. Two hours of brass band music from around the world. Something new and some old favourites and may be a few old favourites you had not heard for many years. Edvard Grieg b: 15.06.1843 d: 4.09.1907. Norwegian composer...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 1 January 2017

    Hello Everyone Happy New Year – I hope you all had an excellent Christmas... I have a great show for this first one of 2017. With bands from far and wide and some top drawer soloists. Thanks to Box Hill City Band, Victoria, Australia for sending me its 125th Anniversary CD (2014) for this...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 25 December 2016

    Hello Brass Banders Happy Christmas to you all – I hope you are all having a good time. Here is my Christmas Day show – another two hours of wonderful music from brass bands around the world with the playlist. Click the link below as usual...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 18 December 2016

    Hello Everyone – Just a week to go now – here is another two hours of seasonal music from some of the best brass bands in the business. There are some old favourites, something new and perhaps just one or two you have not heard for such a long time. As always we have some fine soloists. Here...
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    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme - 11 December 2016

    Hello Everyone Just 14 days to Christmas Day.... and still so much to do.... A wonderful programme of seasonal music for you this week. I understand the show now has some listeners in Japan so I have included a rare performance from a Japanese brass band with one of the UKs all time great...
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    Sunday Bandstand Weekly Radio Programme - 4 December 2016

    Hello Everyone Well, there are but 20 days left to the Christmas holiday. Those still active brass band players will I am sure be busy most days with engagements of different kinds whether it is a full concert or playing outside your local shopping precinct. I hope your preparations for...
  12. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand Weekly Radio Programme - 27 November 2016

    Hello Everyone – Here is the new show and playlist which was played earlier today across 13 community radio stations. This includes nine in the UK, one in Australia, one in New Zealand, one in Cyprus and now one in USA. I am taking requests as usual and particularly Christmas requests all next...
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    Sunday Bandstand Weekly Radio Programme - 20 November 2016

    Hello Everyone I am pleased to announce that from this week Sunday Bandstand is now being played through All Brass Radio in USA and with a new audience from America, Canada and even as far away as Japan and I understand some listeners tuning in from China Sunday Bandstand is going much further...
  14. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand Weekly Radio Programme - 13 November 2016

    Hello Everyone Here is Sunday Bandstand the two hour brass band programme from yesterday with the playlist. Albert Edward Kelly born London 8 Sept 1914 and died in 1994. A British composer, conductor and military musician. He received his first music lessons from his father, a musician in...
  15. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand Weekly Radio Programme - 6 November 2016

    Hello Everyone Here is the new show and playlist for 6 November 2016. Thank you to Brian Meixner the musical director at the North Carolina Brass Band USA for the tracks from the band’s latest Christmas CD – great music and a fabulous sound from this band. A track from this CD ‘Christmas...
  16. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand Weekly Radio Programme - 30 October 2016

    Hello Everyone Here is the new show and play list for Sunday 30 October – having been away for a month normal service is now back up and running. Zdenek Fibich (21.12.1850 – 15.10.1900) was a Czech composer of classical music. He composed two string quartets, a piano trio, piano quartet...
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    Sunday Bandstand 9 October - a weekly 2 hour brass band radio programme

    Hello Everyone - Sunday Bandstand sends best wishes to Philip Harper and all those connected with Cory Band at yesterday's championship winning performance at the Royal Albert Hall National Finals. Of course we also congratulate 2nd placed Fairey Band with conductor Garry Cutt who will also go...
  18. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand 2 October 2016

    Hello Everyone Here is my weekly Sunday Bandstand radio programme for the 2 October 2016. The first half of the show has an anniversary feel about it. I have had the conductor of the North Carolina Brass Band in USA contact me about their new Christmas which I will be featuring during December...
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    Sunday Bandstand Weekly Radio Programme 11 September 2016

    Hello Everyone Sorry with the programme error last week – now I have tested this one and as I say it with fingers crossed, this week everything is OK.................Enjoy Playlist 11 September 2016 Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles -...
  20. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand - weekly radio programme 28 August 2016

    Hello Everyone Here is this week’s Sunday Bandstand programme. Lots of music both old and new and some fine soloists. Don’t forget the show is always open for requests and questions about the world of brass bands. If your band has or is producing new CD please consider sending me a couple of...
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