Vote Using the Stars Below
It takes several hundred dollars a month to keep the radio station running. I believe in the idea of bringing the music to with few or little advertising. If a fraction of the listeners of All Brass Radio would donate $5 a month, the station would run smoothly without any ads at all. Would you consider a small monthly donation?
But first I want to thank the donors who have so graciously given month after month. Some wish to be anonymous so I will not mention them by name. That is why the thermometer started above zero.
I do not wish to run ads or become an advert salesperson. If 1% of the listeners gave $5 a month I would have way more money than I need. I need a little over $200 a month to keep the station running. I have been supplying the extra money, but because of a car accident, I can no longer work. My wife, because of many problems (mostly budget) has lost her job as a pastor.
Please donate and keep the station on the air!
Eight donations so far. Still could use several more!
Here Is The Scale As I Will Interpret Your Votes:
• 5 Stars: Love The Track
• 4 Stars: Really Like The Track
• 3 Stars: Like The Track Ok
• 2 Stars: Do Not Like The Track Or Consider Removing It From The Playlist
• 1 Star: Hate The Track Or Please Remove It From Playlist
The Votes Will Be Compiled At The End Of Each Month And Top Results Will Be Published.
The 10 Recently Played Tracks:
ALTERNATE MUSIC PLAYER INFO
http://stream.radio.co/s7e93721d0/listen (the most flexible)
The Playlist in December was a mix of Christmas and Full Playlist Tracks
- Hendon Salvation Army Band - Faith Is The Victory
- Clifton & Lightcliffe Band - Benedictus
- Spiritual To The 'Bone - Linus & Lucy
- Spiritual To The 'Bone - Mary's Boy Child
- Coventry City Salvation Army Band - Who Is He?
- Pasadena Tabernacle Band - Hallelujah from The Messiah
- Fodens Band - Procession to the Minster
- Oberaargauer Brass Band - Gettysburg (Reunion And Finale)
- Pikes Peak Brass Band - Seize The Day
- Chicago Staff Band - Joyous Song
- Fodens Band - Dundonnell from Hymn of the Highlands
- International Staff Band Of The Salvation Army - Soli Deo
- Chicago Staff Band - Three Kings Swing
- Hendon Salvation Army Band - People Need The Lord
- International Staff Band - You Raise Me Up
- Sheldon Theatre Brass Band - Lord Of The Dance
- Seindorf Beaumaris Band - Make His Praise Glorious
- Willebroek Brass Band - Rudolph Around The World
- Montclair Citadel Band - I Love You, Lord
- Fairey FP (Music) Band feat. David Daws - St. Teresa
Lists of Championships, Festivals and Contests in North America
In addition solo competitions are held under the auspices of NABBA. This is a wonderful two day event filled with music, vendor displays, meeting of MDs and other brass banders. Unfortunately it is a long ways to travel for West Coast bands. They often do not make the trip. The Pikes Peak Brass Band of Colorado Springs, Colorado made the longest trip in 2016 (and won the first division).
This "Championship" (and they do select a champion) makes the US Open more like a serious festival. More unusual types of playing will be found at the Open. Fountain City Brass Band of Kansas City was the winner in 2016. Lots of CDs for sale, lots of displays and a less structured environment provides more of a festival mood than a contest.
This is not a contest, nor is a it a truly a brass band only festival. It has morphed over the years into a very full event with something for everyone. The Festival is always held in Danville, Kentucky and in 2017 will be on June 1- 4. As the date gets closer, more information will become available on the GABBF website.
Recently Donated CDs
Wotton Silver Band
Legacy - The CD
Legacy reflects the band’s journey through its 122-year history and it is dedicated to all members past and present who, together with the many supporters, have worked hard to maintain a brass band to serve the town of Wotton-under-Edge and its surrounding district.
Formed in 1894, the band started life as The Abbey Band, named after the abbey in the nearby village of Kingswood where they rehearsed for the first 20 years. The band’s founder was William Henry Armitage, General Manager of Tubbs Lewis & Co. which amongst other things was famous for its ‘Porcupine Brand’ hair pins.
The earliest surviving photographs of the band date back to a time when clarinets were used in addition to brass instruments – this was around the time that Charles Gounod composed the opera ‘Faust’ which is featured on this CD.
By 1899 the band had reverted to the use of brass instruments only. This was just after brass bands began competing in the now world-famous ‘Whit Friday Marches’ (a competition in Yorkshire dating back to 1884 where brass bands compete against each other by playing a march). The band recently travelled north to take part in this unique competition, playing John Carr’s march ‘Bramwyn’.
In 1969 the band became Wotton-under-Edge & District Silver Band, having moved its base from Kingswood to Wotton over 40 years earlier. The band grew during the 1970s, with many learners in the band. To this day, the band continues to offer free tuition to all who want to learn via its training band and many of the training and junior band members eventually join the senior band.
The current band is extremely proud of the position we are in today and extremely grateful to the past members whose dedication and persistence assured the band’s survival and growth. The band continues to work towards its objective, ‘to make music for the pleasure of its players, and the general public and to encourage recruitment and teaching of musicians, particularly young people, so that a brass band is maintained as an amenity to the town and district of Wotton-Under-Edge for posterity’ – Our Legacy.
Hitchin Brass Band
Because - The CD
The history of Hitchin Band starts some time in the 1860’s which ranks it among the oldest “Brass” Bands in the world still performing. It has formed a cornerstone of musical culture in and around Hitchin ever since. A relatively recent example of this is the link with the Sponsheim KKH band based in a village on the outskirts of Bingen, Hitchin’s twin town in Germany. This link has been on-going for over 21 years with visits by both bands roughly every four years.
The band has performed in many venues ranging from river barges, open-air garden shows, football grounds, television and radio programmes and the Royal Albert Hall. Our activity is subsidised through a busy programme of summer and Christmas events. We have performed in a number of local “Proms” concerts and regularly play in the town square during the summer and for the town Christmas Carol service. Performances take us as far afield as Northampton, Kent and, of course, Germany.
Some of the concerts that we undertake are not solely for our own benefit. Several times a year we undertake concerts to help organisations ranging from schools to the RNLI and the Royal British Legion to raise funds for their own causes.
In addition, we participate in regional and national competitions having appeared as finalists on a number of occasions.Most recently, we achieved 3rd place in our own section at a contest in Leicester.
Having been in our own wooden building for a number of years, this building was found to be no longer suitable and we could not replace the building on the land for various reasons. We had to move and were grateful for premises kindly supplied to us by a local agent. However, this site was re-developed and we now rehearse Mondays and Thursdays in the Recital Hall of North Herts College in Hitchin. Despite being on the look-out for our own rehearsal and storage premises.
A Note from All Brass Radio:
Hitchin's latest CD, Because, is a wonderful collection of fantastic "bandstand" pieces along with some new tracks and some very tradition tracks. It is the kind of CD you can listen to over and over and enjoy every time. Many tracks have been put up on All Brass Radio. They are in he mix of 705 tracks that are randomly played. For more information about the CD, click here.
Bramwell Tovey (International Conductor)
Les Neish has created a career as a soloist, chamber musician and educator with a world-wide reputation.
Known for his musicianship, artistry and high level of communication, Les dazzles audiences with fabulous technique and the real essence of music making ; Fun.
Friary Guildford Band has released their long awaited CD Letter from Home, showcasing the best of their current repertoire. The 2015 Butlins 'Most Entertaining Band' kicks off the CD with Paul Lovatt-Cooper's popular Walking with Heroes and a swift transcription of Leonard Berstein's overture Candide, before turning to film music and many other fine tunes.For a limited time only you can purchase Letter from Home at £5 + £1 p&p (half price!). If you would like to purchase it, click here or on the cover for more info
I will play tracks from the CD on the station (unless it is just awful — after about 65 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.
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