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  1. ChrisHelme

    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...
  2. ChrisHelme

    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...
  3. ChrisHelme

    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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. ChrisHelme

    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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. ChrisHelme

    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...
  11. ChrisHelme

    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...
  12. 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...
  13. ChrisHelme

    Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 29 April 2018

    Hello Brass Banders and welcome to another two hours of bras band music from bands and soloists far and wide. Watch out this week for a fabulous test piece first performed back in 1926 and another from the 1980s. A solo with a difference written by a composer with Russian and Syrian family...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
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