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 is safe from this deadly peril, even now - stay safe.

This week the show is in almost two halves - three-quarters of the show is featuring many bands from around the world with some fabulous music. The last quarter of the show is dedicated to the fact this weekend is the US Independence Day weekend. The music reflects that with some pieces you will know but you may not know some of the arrangements.

Chad Shoopman, originally from Tucson, Arizona, is a professional trumpet player and conductor in the Central Florida area. Aside from performing regularly as lead trumpet for the Walt Disney World Co., Chad is also the lead trumpet player for The Chuck Owen Jazz Surge Big Band, allowing him to work with artists such as Gordon Goodwin, Chick Corea and many more. He can also be heard playing with orchestras and Big Bands.

Along with his big band work, Chad can also be heard on pops concerts for The Florida Orchestra. His most recent performance featured Patti Austin singing her Ella Fitzgerald songbook. In 2006 Chad had the honour of performing with Gordon Goodwin and The Big Phat Band in Los Angeles and was asked to go on tour with the band to Canada.

He is also an avid studio trumpet player. Among numerous recordings for Disney shows and theme parks all over the world, Chad can also be heard on the Danny Elfman soundtrack to the motion picture "Extreme Measures". He is also a freelance conductor, clinician, and adjudicator. As a clinician for Disney's Magic Music Days, every year he has the privilege of working with over 100 high school and college bands and orchestras from all over the world. Chad graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education ('96) and a Master's degree in Conducting Performance ('99) from the University of Arizona. He now resides in Orlando, Florida with his wife Susan.

For several years he conducted the Brass Band of Central Florida and is conducting the band in this week’s show.

Playlist 5 July 2020Recording Details
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke
Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010​
'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010
Avetroz March - Bertrand Moren​
La Concordia de Vertroz (Switzerland) MD: Bertrand Moren​
'Ave Troz' - CD - 2018​
American Overture for Band - Joseph Wilcox Jenkins arr. Tim Sarsany​
Brass Band of Columbus (USA) MD: Dr. Paul Droste - 2000​
'Americans We' - CD - BBC - 2000​
Sanctus From "Saint Cecile" - Charles Gounod arr. Thomas Wyss
Northop Silver Band MD: Thomas Wyss​
'It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow' - CD -​
Fatherland - John Hartmann arr. Andrew Owenson​
Cornet Solo Philip McCann - Fairey Band MD: Ken Dennison - 1973​
'Sounds Of Brass No. 4' – Vinyl - Decca SB304 - 1973​
Ghosts, Goblins, Witches & Wizards - Darrol Barry​
Cory Band MD: Dr Robert Childs - 2011​
'The Welsh Heroes' - CD Obrasso Recording CD943 - 2011​
Sparkling Slides - Darrol Barry​
Trombone feature with the Brass Band Willebroek (Belgium) MD: Frans Violet - 2002​
'Sparkling Brass' - CD - Bernaerts Recording - 2002​
Dances With Wolves - John Barry arr. Klaas van de Woude​
Soli Brass (The Netherlands) MD: Klaas van de Woude - 2003​
'Soli Film Hits' - CD - De Haske Recording DHR 03-040-3 - 2003​
Aria - Philip Sparke​
Tenor Horn soloist Leah Williams with the Foden's Richardson Band MD: Richard Evans -2003​
Kaleidoscope' - CD - Angelo Records AR 006-3 - 2003​
Sound the Bells - John Williams arr. Luc Vertommen​
Brass Band of Central Florida (USA) MD: Chad Shoopman - 2015​
'Brass Band of Central Florida '15th Anniversary' - CD - Doyen​
Able - Festival March - William Turkington arr. Williams Himes​
Camberwell Citadel Band (Australia) BM: Ross Johnson - 2009
'Equilibrium' - CD - SPS CD - 2009​
L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers) - Rossini arr. Major Peter Parkes​
Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1988​
'Black Dyke Mills Overtures' - CD - Chandos Records CHAN 4514 - 1988​
Amazing Grace - Traditional​
Euphonium Soloist Adam Frey with Damon Denton (USA) pianist and the sound scape artist - 2003​
'Collected Dreams' - CD - Publications CD02 -2003​
Hosea Overture - arr. Bruce Broughton​
Earlscourt Citadel Band (Canada) BM: Brian Ring - 1976​
'Two Centuries - Salute to the American Bicentennial 1776-1976' - Vinyl - Festival Recording ECB67504 - 1976​
Americana - Martin Cordner​
New York Staff Band (USA) BM: Ron Waiksnoris - 2015​
'Fighting for the Lord' - CD - CD BABY.COM/ ...........2015​
American Eagle Waltz - Offenbach arr. Drew Frennell​
Cornet Soloist Bernie Black with the River City Band (USA) MD: Denis Colwell - 2001​
'All American' - CD - summit Records DCD 310 - 2001
Coming to America - Neil Diamond arr. Alan Fernie​
Oberaarguaer Brass Band (Austria) MD: Manfred Obrecht - 2000​
'Oberaarguaer and Friends' - CD - Obrasso Records CD872 - 2000​
An American Trilogy - Traditional arr. Goff Richards​
Sellers International Band MD: Philip McCann - 2003​
'American Landscapes' - CD - SP&S Recording DOY CD158 - 2003​
Frankie and Johnny - Traditional arr. Stephen RobertsEuphonium Soloist Steven Mead - Multi-tracking he plays every note you hear -
'Steven Mead Euphonium Magic' - CD - Bocchino Music CD BOCC101 -​
New York, New York - John Kander arr. P. Kerne​
Black Dyke Band and the Halifax Choral Society MD: Nicholas Childs - 2004​
'Halifax Choral Society Summer Prom with the Black Dyke Band' - CD - Doyen AMSSCDO75 - 2004​
Manhattan Beach - John Philip Sousa arr. C.W. Hewitt​
Williams Fairey Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1996​
'From Maine to Oregon Williams Fairey Band Play Sousa Marches ' - CD - Chandos 4535 - 1996​
Stars and Stripes Forever - Dave Wolpe arr. Dorothy Gates​
New York Staff Band (USA) BM: Ron Waiksnoris - 2015​
'Fighting for the Lord' - CD - World of Brass Catalogue Number: TRCD 1103 - 2015​
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke
Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010​
'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010