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November Top 20 List
Published Dec. 1, 2018
As Voted on by the
Listeners

1. Chariots of Fire - Brass Band de Waldsang
2. You Raise Me Up - Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band
(Kirsty Abbotts, Cornet)
3. Bolero - Brighouse and Rastrick Band
4. The Melody Shop - Black Dyke Band
5. Dundonnell - Brighouse and Rastrick Band
6. Black Dyke Mills Band - Mars, The Bringer of War
7. Love Changes Everything - Desford Colliery Caterpillar Band
8. Fire in the Blood - International Staff Band
9. Lionheart - Polysteel Band
10. Endless Power - New York Staff Band

11. Path of Duty - Melbourne Staff Band
12. Tequila - Brass Band Willebroek
13. Because - Hitchin Band
(Sarah Gibbons, Tenor Horn)
14. Sounds of Switzerland - Cory Band
(feat. Robert B. Childs & David Childs)
15. Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan - Kirkintilloch Band
16. Army of the Nile - British Army Brass Band
17. A Space Voyage Special - East of England Coop Band
18. Music from the Motion Picture Tombstone - Cory Band
19. Shine as the Light - Pikes Peak Brass Band
20. The Lincolnshire Poacher - Roberts Bakery Band





Voices of All Brass Radio



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Alan has been the voice of ALL BRASS RADIO for a long time. He has helped the station immensely and at reasonable rate since the radio station became independent and fully on the air!
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German Voice Promos provided by Heike Bachmann Voice Overs. She has also provided voice material at a very reasonable rate to All Brass Band Radio.

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Thanks also to Mica and Judy Calfee who generously donated their services to provide spots and special introductions. This gave some "American Voices" to the mix.
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Fusako Shiotani, a Japanese Voice-Over Artist, has provided at a reasonable cost promos in Japanese. We are happy to have her talents and gifts on the station.



Recently Donated CDs

Wingates Brass Band


At my new location in Colorado,
I open my mailbox and found a gift.
A gift of FOUR CDs from the Wingates Band.


Wingates Brass Band is an innovative musical ensemble with a contemporary outlook on brass band music.

Wingates Band is a Championship Section brass band based in Wingates, near the town of Westhoughton. Our musical director is “‘Paul Andrews'” an ex Euphonium player and founder of Wire Brass. Wingates Band was formed in 1873 by members of the local Independent Methodist church’s Bible class. Reflecting this origin, the band was originally known as the Wingates Temperance Band. Early in the 20th century Wingates rose to become a member of the elite of brass bands. In 1906 it achieved the “double” by winning the British Open brass band championships and the British National championships. The following year, in 1907, the band repeated its success and retained both titles, completing the first “double double” in the British banding world. The feat was not matched for over 70 years. In total Wingates has won the ‘Open’ seven times and the ‘National’ on four occasions. The band won the French Open brass band championship in 2004 and 2006.

Paul Andrews was made Musical Director in July 2013. Within 3 weeks of being the band’s conductor, Paul was already conducting the band at a hymn and march contest in which the band came fourth. Two weeks later the band recorded 5 tracks in BBC Media City philharmonic hall for BBC Radio 2 show listen to the band with Frank Renton to celebrate its 140th anniversary. Also in 2013, to celebrate its 140th anniversary, the band recorded its first ever double disc CD called “‘From Fifes to Fanfares and Fame, they brought out a book written by the band’s president David Kaye called From Bible Class to World Class. They also put on a concert in Bolton’s Victoria Hall. And to finish their year of celebrations on the 17th of November 2013 Wingates Band became the 2013 Northern Open Championship/First Section Champion, in which they won a best conductors prize, best Soprano Cornet prize and Best Euphonium prize. The band won the 2013 Senior Cup at The Spring Festival and obtained promotion to The Grand Shield.

The band has a long and illustrious history dating back to 1873.

The Wingates story has had its ups and downs. The band – one of the oldest and most famous brass bands in the band movement is based in the village of Westhoughton near Bolton, Lancashire.

Wingates Band was formed in 1873 by the members of the Bible Class of Wingates Independent Methodist Church in Westhoughton, in response to a challenge thrown down by the members of the Westhoughton Old Band, which had existed since 1858, to develop brass band music in the region.

In 1910 almost half the band’s members and senior committee personnel were lost in the Pretoria pit disaster, one of the worst in British mining history which claimed the lives of 344 men and boys, numbering cornet players, trombone players and horn players from Wingates Band.

William Rimmer
It was in 1891 that the band signed its first professional conductor, Mr William Rimmer from Southport. Mr Rimmer was one of the all-time ‘giants’ of the British band movement. By the turn of the century he had transformed Wingates into an outfit amongst the finest in the land. In 1906 the band achieved the ‘double’ of British Open and British national Champions. This was repeated again in 1907, a feat known as the ‘double double’ which has only once been emulated since then in the 1970s by the world famous Black Dyke Mills Band.

Since the 1900s Wingates has been regarded as one of the elite bands in Britain and by many as amongst the very best bands during the life of the band movement.

In 2013 the band appointed Paul Andrew as its conductor which rejuvenated the ensemble and turned it into one of the most entertaining brass bands in the UK, and the band is currently ranked in the top 45 in the world!

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Brass Band Hessen sent me
their latest CD titled "10"


The Brass Band Hessen, that is 26 brass players and 4 percussionists under the direction of their inspiring musical director Hans-Reiner Schmidt, set out in 2008 to leave their very own musical traces in the concert scene. Off the beaten path, the band cultivates the extensive brass band repertoire that is still largely to be discovered in Germany, enriching it with its own compositions and arrangements.

The identity of the Brass Band Hessen is characterized by a distinctive sound, cross-genre programs and highest quality standards. The band regularly works with internationally esteemed guest soloists. It is entertaining and at the same time ambitious concert programs, the Hessians go forth with their distinct joy of playing, and thus know how to surprise, touch and enthrall the audience.

The sustainable development of the band is shaped by Hans-Reiner Schmidt, who following his mission statement of his own sound idea and the creation of a distinctive brass band brand, tirelessly directs and promotes the fortunes of the band. The urge to make a difference, to advance the band in their prosperity and to lead them to new horizons in terms of repertoire, musical development and presence on renowned concert stages characterizes his work.

The result of this work, the Brass Band Hessen has been able to inspire visitors to several prestigious music festivals in their Hessian home in recent years and is a welcome guest at the Burgfestspiele Bad Vilbel, the Limburger Meisterkonzerten, the Nieder-Mooser concert summer, the Bad Hersfeld festival concerts and the big Christmas concert of the Hessischer Rundfunk. The concerts of the Brass Band Hessen are a thrilling listening experience with a very own touch!

This CD is filled with some very interesting tracks including:

Ad Astra
Overture to "The Thieving Magpie"
Interlude of the Symphonic Cantata "Sangen"
The Coffee Story
Piece for Jazz Trumpet and Brass Band (Soloist: Alex Schlosser)
Finale from Mahler's 3rd Symphony
Fabric In Brass
and I Vow Thee, My Country

Two pieces that are way too long to be played on the radio are very interesting. First, there is
Piece for Jazz Trumpet and Brass Band, I have not heard very often fine jazz playing with marvelous trumpet solos with a brass band. For jazz aficionados, it is a wonderful piece.

The second piece is
The Coffee Story. It is a 23 minute track that tells the story of coffee with both narration and great brass band playing. It is an interesting piece that goes by quickly. It does not seem like a long piece.

The three tracks added to All Brass radio include,
Finale from Mahler's 3rd Symphony, Fabric in Brass and I Vow Thee, My Country,

This CD can be purchased from the Brass Band Hesson website.
Click Here


If you donate your band’s CD
I will play tracks from the CD on the station unless it is just awful (after about 80 donated CDs I have had only one couldn’t use) and I will put the cover image above with some notes attached. The notes you can write or I will write something after visiting your website and/or reading the CD cover information. If I get a few CDs, I will have them rotate. The cover image will have a link to your band’s website or to a CD seller’s site where listener’s can buy the CD. I love donations of CDs and try to give donors as much publicity as I can.
headphones Feel free to drop me a note. Have suggestions? Want to talk about Brass Bands? Ideas for improving the station? Email me Dr. Jim Fox (DrJAFox@gmail.com).

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