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  1. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 22 July 2018

    Hello Brass Banders I hope you are having a smashing summer. It must be a first for many years with no park engagements cancelled owing to inclement weather. I well remember in the 1960s being one of the younger members having to fetch the seats for our band and then set them out for our...
  2. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 17 June 2018

    Hello Brass Banders Welcome to another two hours where you will hear some of the best brass band music both old and new. We are featuring bands this week from USA, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, Belgium and some great bands of course from the UK. We have soloists straight out of the top draw...
  3. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 10 June 2018 - The music of Darrol Barry...

    Hello Brass Banders This week's show is different from the usual Sunday Bandstand. Our music choices this week are all by Darrol Barry, one of our most gifted and popular brass band composers and arrangers, who sadly passed away last week. We would usually play one or two tracks from the...
  4. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 3 June 2018

    Hello Brass Banders Well it's good to be back. Four weeks holiday soaking up the sun but it cannot last forever. So here we are with another two hours of brass band music from many parts of the world. We have some music tracks from three CDs that were only released in the last couple of weeks...
  5. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 15 April 2018

    Hello Brass Banders - Welcome to another two hours of music from the world of brass bands. This week all the bands are from the UK, with many of the usual musical favourites and one or two that you might not have heard for a few years. We have the usual crop of top drawer soloists. The music...
  6. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 8 April 2018

    Hello Brass Banders - Welcome to another two hours of music from the world of brass bands. As always we have bands from around the world with some both up to date and vintage performances, dating as far back as 1957. We also have a fabulous crop of soloists. Don't forget to have a look at my...
  7. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 1 April 2018

    Hello Brass Banders and welcome to my programme of wonderful music from the world of brass bands. We have performances from bands around world with some wonderful soloists. We have some real vintage performances dating back to 1957, the 1960s and 70s as well as some up to date performances...
  8. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 25 March 2018

    Hello Brass Banders and welcome to another two hours of wonderful music from the world of brass bands. We have some fine performances from bands around world. We have some real vintage performances dating back to the 1970s. There are soloists straight out of the top draw. We have two wonderful...
  9. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 4 March 2018

    Hello Brass Banders and welcome to another two hours of brass band music from some of the best bands and soloists in the business, both from the past and the present. The bands included this week are from a number of different countries including Belgium, Sweden. USA, New Zealand and of course...
  10. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 25 February 2018

    Hello Brass Banders - Welcome to another two hours of brass band music featuring bands and soloists from around the banding world. With the UK National Brass Band Championships area finals now with us again for another year, everyone here at Sunday Bandstand wishes all the best for those bands...
  11. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 18 February 2018

    Hello Brass Banders and welcome to another two hours of music from the world of brass bands. As always we have a rich and diverse choice of music for your enjoyment. With bands from around the world and some fine soloists. In particular listen out for two of the finest soprano cornet players...
  12. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 11 February 2018

    Hello Brass Banders and welcome to another two hours of music from the world of brass bands. As always we have a fine eclectic mix of music for you to enjoy. We have bands from around the world and some fabulous soloists. Max Bruch, the composer, conductor and teacher was born in 1838 and died...
  13. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 28 January 2018

    Hello Brass Banders and welcome to another two hours of brass band music from around the world. We have a varied and diverse choice for you this week , some old and some new. The soloists are straight out of the top draw with an incredible performance from 'The Wizard of Oz', the...
  14. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 21 January 2018

    Hello Brass Banders - Welcome to another two hours of sparkling music from the world of brass bands. As always I have a varied and eclectic choice for you this week. A special mention of 'A British March Parade...', any band taking this on needs to have both the ability and almost as important...
  15. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 14 January 2018

    Hello Brass Banders - welcome to another two hours of our kind of music. Brass band music both from the past (1957) and the present. As always we have bands from many parts of the world and some extraordinary soloists straight out of the top draw. Congratulations to all those bands that...
  16. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 7 January 2018

    Hello Brass Banders - Welcome to Sunday Bandstand and what is the first show for 2018. A Happy New Year to all my listeners where ever you are. I have a wonderful two hours of brass band music from around the world with some great soloists, some you will know some that may be new to you...
  17. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 31 December 2017

    Hello Everyone I hope you have all had a good Christmas. I was asked in December 2007 if I would like to produce and present a weekly brass band programme. Having been a player in brass bands for almost 50 years and having held various positions in bands from librarian to concert secretary...
  18. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 24 December 2017

    Hello Everyone - welcome to our Christmas Eve edition of Sunday Bandstand. We have two hours of festive music featuring many of the usual favourites at this time of year with some others you may not have heard before or may be it was a long time ago. The bands are from around the world with...
  19. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 10 December 2017

    Hello Everyone - Well, here in my part of the UK we are having the odd flurry of snow - which will be nothing compared to what some of you will be experiencing I am sure. Another great show for you with a little bit more festive music that we had last week. We have a fine crop of bands from...
  20. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 3 December 2017

    Hello Everyone - well we are now into the countdown for the festive season. In out first show in December we have a taste of Christmas music and lots more too. If you have a favourite piece of Christmas music or Christmas Carol and you would like to hear them on the show please contact me by...
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