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. Having written and had published brass band histories and nostalgia for many years I jumped at the chance and did not need to be asked twice - Sunday Bandstand first came to the public's attention on the 17 December 2007 - 10 years this month.
Having played some 10,000 piece of music since then the programme now has listeners in many parts of the world and the numbers continue to grow.
The show is always pleased to hear from listeners whether it be to make a request, send a copy their band's latest CD or just a couple of tracks from it to be played on the show - listeners often contact me just to say hello and have a chat.
On behalf of everyone at Sunday Bandstand we wish you the very best for 2018.


Playlist 31 December 2017
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
The Carollers - Richard Holz Southern Territorial Band (USA) BM: Richard Holz - 2007
Christmas Overture - Roland Kernen Soli Brass (The Netherlands) MD: Jan De Haan - 2001
Second to None - Philip Sparke Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2015
Frosty The Snowman - Steve Nelson & Jack Rollins Arr: Sandy Smith Bass Trombone Soloists Toby Bannon with the Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: Professor David King - 2003
When a Child is Born - Zacar and Jay Arr: John Golland Foden's (Courtoise) Band MD: Nicholas Childs - 1998
When You Wish Upon A Star from Pinocchio - Ned Washington & Leigh Harline Arr: Terry Waddell Trombone Soloist Herb Bruce with the Canadian Staff Band (Canada) BM: Brian Burditt - 2005
Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Tchaikovsky Arr: Roy Newsome Brighouse and Rastrick MD: Allan Withington - 1994
Christmas on King Street - Roger Davies Roger Davies with the Hepworth Band MD: Leigh baker - 2017
Scheherazade - Rimsky-Korsakov Arr: Ord Hume Foden's Richardson Band MD: Russell Gray - 2005
Infant Holy - Robert Redhead Euphonium Soloist Aaron Vanderweele with the New York Staff Band BM: Ron Waiksnoris - 2006
March Of The Three Wise Men - Franz Liszt Arr: Ronald Holz Lexington Brass Band (USA) MD: Dr. Ron Holz - 1998
Once Upon A Time In The West - Ennio Morricone Arr John Glenesk Mortimer Vocalist Elizabeth Atkinson with the Sellers International Band MD: Philip McCann - 2004
Caribbean Christmas - Sandy Smith Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: Professor David King - 2003
Largo from the New World Symphony - Dvorak Arr: Martin Ellerby Grimethorpe Colliery RJB Band MD: Garry Cutt and Chris Helme with childhood memories of Christmas back in the 1950s.....
Yule Dance - Philip Harper Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2016
Bonnie Mary of Argyle - Robert Burns Arr: James McCabe Cornet Soloist James McCabe with the Rothwell Temperance Band MD: David Roberts - 2017
Scottish Rhapsody - Alan Fernie Sellers Engineering Band MD: Douglas Blackledge - 1992
They shall come from the East - Kevin Larsson International Staff Band Of The Salvation Army - BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2012
Carol of Bells - Mykola Leontovych Arr: Andrew Wainwright Virtuosi GUS Band MD: John Berryman - 2012
Reunion and Finale - Randy Edelman Arr: Andrew Duncan Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: Dr. David King - 2003
March of the Kings - Arr: Robert Redhead Canadian Staff Band BM: Captain Robert Redhead - 1980
Christmas Finale - Paul Lovatt-Cooper North Carolina Brass Band (USA) MD: Brian Meixner - 2016
Auld Lang Syne - Traditional - Alan Fernie Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2011
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

Enjoy the show

Chris Helme

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