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  1. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 26 July 2020

    Hello Brass Banders Another two-hour programme of brass band music from band around the world. We have a real treat on this show a rare recording where the soloist on the C Trumpet is Ray Farr, a fabulous performance dating back to 1991 which was recorded in Norway. Sir Richard Rodney...
  2. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 19 July 2020

    Hello Brass Banders Welcome to another two-hour Sunday Bandstand radio show with me Chris Helme. Music for all tastes this week and I am sure you will hear a few old favourites, as well some which will become new favourites for your band to consider for a future programme. Some of the...
  3. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 5 July 2020

    Hello Brass Banders I hope you have managed to have a good but safe time now that the lock down is beginning to be unlocked a little. Safe distancing is still one of the keys to staying safe - many young people think they are untouchable and it is just older people who catch the virus. No one...
  4. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 28 June 2020 - Brass Bands of the Antipodes

    Hello Brass Banders Well I have another theme with this week's show for you. Following a request from one of the show's regular Australian listeners who asked for a theme linked to Australia, New Zealand areas. Having gone through my CD collection I was in the difficult position of having to...
  5. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 31 May 2020 - A Space Odyssey

    Hello Brass Bands Following on from our themed programme last week this week we have a programme of music that reflects space, the stars, planets, the galaxies, time, flight and space in the movies. There are pieces of music which many listeners will have played with their own bands or possibly...
  6. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 17 May 2020

    Hello Brass Banders Welcome to another two hours of brass band music featuring bands from around the world. Another great choice for you this week, I am sure there is something that will appeal to everyone. Don't forget if you do have a request or a question about brass bands of the past...
  7. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 10 May 2020

    Hello Brass Banders Well, the lock-down situations goes on. This week I have finished varnishing an out-building, I don't think the lawn dare grown now having been cut so many times. Still plenty to do though, with cataloguing my hundreds of brass band CDs, 390 done so far with at least...
  8. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 26 April 2020

    Hello Brass Banders Welcome to another two hours of brass band music from Sunday Bandstand produced and presented each week by Chris Helme. Another week in lock down and so far we don't know how many more weeks there are to go. Hopefully, whilst missing your brass band fix at rehearsals...
  9. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 19 April 2020

    Hello Brass Banders Another week of lock down has gone by and it sounds as though maybe another four weeks is to follow before we start to see some light at the end of the tunnel. I hope this programme will help to brighten up your week. I have chosen a very diverse choice of music for this...
  10. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 12 April 2020

    Hello Brass Banders - Another week of self-isolation I hope you have been kept busy. I have been very busy with jobs at home that I have always kept putting off but have finally caught up with me with no excuses left to continue putting them off. Another big job this week has been to catalogue...
  11. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 5 April 2020

    Hello Brass Banders I hope you are all managing to keep isolated and busy during these very difficult times. I have been catching up on all those jobs at home I tend to always put off until tomorrow but tends never to happen, another job to put off yet again. The latest job is to catalogue...
  12. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 22 March 2020

    Hello Brass Banders Welcome to another two hours of brass band music for some wonderful bands and soloists. We are now going through difficult times with the Corvid-19 with all things brass band now being cancelled. Many bands will be going through difficulties with no rehearsals, little to...
  13. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 1 March 2020

    Hello Brass Banders Well, where have all the days gone as we now enter into the third month of the new year. It only seems like yesterday that I was playing Christmas music. I have another diverse choice of brass band music for you this week and featuring bands from around the world as well...
  14. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 2 February 2020

    Hello Brass Banders Christmas now seems a long time ago as we moved into February with another contesting season soon to begin. This week it is another mixed bag of old favourites and hopefully a few that will become favourites of the future. Enjoy the show.... PLEASE NOTE I will not be...
  15. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 26 January 2020

    Hello Brass Banders Welcome to another two show of brass band music from Sunday Bandstand. Ernst Stieberitz b: 2.05.1877 d: 27.03.1945, a German composer, conductor and flautist. His first music lessons were at the music school in Camburg on the Saale River. His was taught the flute. He...
  16. ChrisHelme

    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...
  17. ChrisHelme

    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...
  18. ChrisHelme

    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...
  19. ChrisHelme

    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...
  20. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 17 November 2019

    Hello Brass Banders Another two hour show of some wonderful brass band music from bands far and wide. I am looking for some help............ I am looking for stories that I could include on the show during December between the Christmas music. The stories are funny involve you or your band...
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