Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 6 January 2019


Hello Brass Banders

Welcome to my weekly two hour Sunday Bandstand radio programme which is produced, pre -recorded and presented by me from my office in Lightcliffe on the outskirts of Halifax here in the UK.

The show is now being played through 13 community radio stations - 8 here in the UK and a further 5 which are all based overseas and are as far apart as New Zealand, Cyprus, Italy, France and Australia. On top of that I send the programme out to 200 individual listeners which is sent direct to their own computer each week. These listeners are as far apart as Thailand and then all the way across to Nova Scotia. Sunday Bandstand is appreciated and enjoyed by many people all around the world.

The Hendon Band was formed in 1956, came to the fore during the 1970s. It won the Are contest in 1975, took runner-up position on four other occasions and earned quite a reputation for its concert work.

The conductor, Don Morrison, had a flair for making arrangements in the style of the big band and several commercial recordings were made featuring these.

Hendon was a well-travelled band and by 1978 had completed 17 continental tours. Through sponsorship, it became John Laing (Hendon) Band during 1985.

In 1988 Don Morrison retired after 31 years. Though losing its sponsorship in 1998, Hendon benefitted from the temporary demise of Hanwell Band in the following year, as it welcomed some of the players to its ranks and in 1990 won the Area contest.

Jeremy Wise became a musical director in the early 1990s and there were further Area wins in 1993 and 1995. However, with the formation of First City Brass in 1997, also based in Hendon, Jeremy wise and several players moved, and the remaining members of Hendon amalgamated with another local band. Denham Hendon Brass was created from Denham Brass and the Hendon Band in April 1998.

In March 2013, the band was officially renamed as Chiltern Hills Brass under the baton of Gordon Davies L.R.S.M. and today is a thriving first section band.

This week’s image is John Laing (Hendon) Band’s LP Bricks and Brass which was released in 1986.

Playlist 6 January 2019
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
Kirton 140 Celebration March - Philip Wilby Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2011
Red Priest - Philip Wilby Oslo Brass Band (Norway) MD: Andreas Hansson - 2012
Caprice: Conchita - Eric Ball Cornet Soloist Kevin Bolton with the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band MD: Robert Oughton - 1972
Meet me in St Louis - George Stoll - Trs David Roberts Rothwell Temperance Band MD: David Roberts - c2005
Bishop Blaize - Goff Richards John Laing (Hendon) Band MD: Don Morrison - 1986
Bravura - Peter Graham Euphonium Soloist Aaron Van Derweele with the New York Staff Band (USA) MD: Ron Waiksnoris - 2008
Waltzing Trumpets - Denzil Stephens Harry Mortimer and his All-Star Brass MD: Harry Mortimer - 1963
Eriskay Love Lilt - Trad arr: Alan Fernie Brass Band Heist (Belgium) MD: Bert van Thienen - 2007
Touch of Gershwin arr: Derek Broadbent Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Derek Broadbent - 1989
Britannia Celebration - Tony Zilincik (Dedicated to Geoffrey Brand) Brass Band of Columbus (USA) MD: Tony Zilincik - 2017
Introduction - Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: David King - 1995
Rondo from Hummel's Trumpet Concerto -arr: William Relton Cornet Soloist Robert Oughton or it might be Irvine Vaines (the sleeve notes have both) with Carlton Man Frickley Colliery Band MD: Robert Oughton or it might be GMD: William Relton - 1970
Pulse - Martin Cordner International Staff Band BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2018
The King's March & Prince Eugene's March - Jeremiah Clarke arr: Eric Crees Soloists: Maurice Murphy and Rod Franks with the London Symphony Brass MD: Eric Crees - 1992
Love at Home - Olaf Ritman Amsterdam Staff Band of the Salvation Army (The Netherlands) BM: Howard Evans - 2002
Hollywood! - Goff Richards The Britannia Building Society Band MD: Howard Snell - 1994
Harbour Light - Norman Bearcroft (Written for the Soloist ) Euphonium Soloist Wilfrid Mountain with the Hollywood Tabernacle Band (USA) BM: William Gordon - 1985
Uncle Joe's Mintballs - Tony Berry Vocalist Tony Berry with the Wingates Band MD: Andrew Berryman - 2009
Shenandoah - Traditional arr: Steven Verhelst Bass trombone Soloist Ben van Dijk with the Amsterdam Staff Band of the Salvation Army (The Netherlands) BM: Olaf Ritman - 2014
By Faith Alone - Tony Zilincik Brass Band of Columbus (USA) MD: Tony Zilincik - 2017
War of the Worlds - (i).Wrath Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Professor David King - 2013
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

Enjoy the show