Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 13 January 2019


Hello Brass Banders

Here we are again how quickly the week has flown by since our last show. We have another two hours of fab music from the world of brass bands. I was very pleased this week to receive the 'Legacy' triple CD collection featuring the Sunlife (Stanshawe) Band. This is a band as many listeners will be aware is no longer with us but have left brass band followers and the former members of the band lots of wonderful memories. This triple CD collection highlights just what a good band it was.

I was also sent from our friend and regular listener Andre from Switzerland the annual CD featuring Canny Brass with its conductor Rene Wohlgensinger. I received it just too late for this week's show but we will hearing from the band's annual concert next week. Once again thank you Andre for sending me this annual concert CD.

Don't forget if your band has a CD you would like to hear tracks from it on the show you can always contact me through my email: -OR- through my website

Getty Herschel Huffine (25,08.1889 - 12,02.1947) was an American music composer, trombonist and tuba player. He was born in Bowling Green Kentucky, the eldest of 4 children

He was employed at an axe handle factory and, when the local town band was organized in 1907, he joined and played the valve trombone. He was a self-taught musician. During the next 5 years, he taught himself tuba as well as the basics of harmony, counterpoint and composition. He spent his mature years as a tuba player in professional bands and circus bands. It is said he worked for C.L. Barnhouse as a music engraver. In 1919 he settled in Binghamton, New York playing in the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Factory band playing the tuba, as well as filling in on trumpet, trombone, and string bass based on information from Endicott-Johnson Co.

The Endicott-Johnson shoe band where he was a a member played his famous march, "Them Basses", at the graveside. Sunlife (Stanshawe) Band close our show this week with this march.

He died in Binghamton on February 12, 1947. The Endicott-Johnson shoe band, of which Getty Huffine was a member at the time of his death, played his famous march, "Them Basses", at the graveside.


  • Basses on a Rampage March - pub. Karl King 1927
  • The Bear Cat March - pub. C.L. Barnhouse 1924
  • Dull Razor Blues - pub. Karl King 1929
  • I B M March - pub. Karl King 1928
  • The Syncopator March - pub. Karl King 1929
  • Them Basses March - pub. Fillmore 1924
  • Triple Cities March - pub. King 1930 (Binghamton, Endicott, Johnson City)
The Sunlife (Stanshawe) Band conducted by Roy Newsome in 1979 close this week's show with 'Them Basses'.

Playlist 13 January 2019
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
Battle of the Winds - Charles Duble Sunlife (Stanshawe) Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1979
Life Divine - Cyril Jenkins Yorkshire Building Society - MD: David King - 1997
Estudiantina - Emile Waldteufel GUS (Footwear) Band MD: Stanley Boddington - 1967
Drink to me only with thine eyes - Philip Sparke Cornet soloist Jantina Rozema with the Soli Brass (The Netherlands) MD: Frans-Aert Burghgraef - 2011
Music from the film Hook - John Williams arr: Rieks van der Velde Brass Band De Waldsang (The Netherlands) MD: Rieks van der Velde - 2007
Summers' Last Bloom - Jim Parker Black Dyke Band MD: James Watson - 1999
Variants on St Francis - David Chaulk Baritone Soloist Simon Birkett with the Marple Band MD: Graham O'Connor - 2000
Overture: The Abduction from Il Seraglio - Mozart Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band MD: William Rushworth
Scherzo For Motorcycle & Orchestra - John Williams arr: Klaas van der Woude Willebroek Brass Band (Belgium) MD: Frans Violet - 2008
Mountain Camp - Donald Osgood Kettering Citadel Band of the Salvation Army BM: Richard Philips - 2001
English Heritage - George Lloyd Foden's Band MD: Howard Snell - 1991
American in Paris - George Gershwin arr: Howard Snell Williams Fairey Band MD: Allan Withington - 2002
Two Part Invention - Philip Sparke Euphonium Soloists Nicholas and Robert Childs with the Rochdale Band GMD: Richard Evans - 1990
Happy Trombones - Rob Ares The Trombone Section of the Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Jan de Haan - 1998
Riverdance – Bill Whelan arr: Ray Farr Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Garry Cutt - 1996
The Bells of Notre Dame - Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz arr: Andre Waignein Brass Band De Bazuin Oenkerk MD: Klaas van der Woude - 1998
Anything Goes - Cole Porter arr: Alan Fernie Hammonds Saltaire Band MD: Morgan Griffiths - 2012
Them Basses - Getty Huffine Sunlife (Stanshawe) Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1979
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

Enjoy the show