Sunday Bandstand 3 September 2023

Sunday Bandstand 3 September 2023

Dedicated to bringing British - style brass band music to audiences in Chicago and across the Midwest, George Foster and William Holmer founded The Illinois Brass Band in February of 1991 with assistance from Boosey and Hawkes. The band is composed of 30 volunteer musicians and is the most senior of Illinois' brass bands.

As a member of the North American Brass Band Association (NABBA), The band attended its first competition in 1993. It was awarded first place in NABBA's Honours Division in 1994 and followed with an unprecedented string of six championships in seven years (1996- 2002) in the Championship Division. 

The band also represented NABBA at the Great American Brass Band Festival in 1999 and was honoured to attend the 2003 British Open Brass Band Championships - the first brass band outside the British Commonwealth to compete in this prestigious event.

The band has released several recordings: A Christmas Fantasy; Championship Brass; Shakin'...not Stirred; Live and Kickin; Hark!; and most recently Cookin' with brass. It has also showcased exceptional guest soloists, including internationally renowned euphonium virtuosi Robert and David Childs, cornet soloist Roger Webster, trombone soloist Brett Baker, euphonium soloist David Thornton, and tenor horn soloist Paul Bennett. 

The band has astonished audiences with the power, virtuosity, and beauty of the British style brass band and breadth of its repertoire. Through performances, recordings, and participation in competitions and festivals, it continues to bring the excitement of brass band music to general audiences and brass aficionados alike. 

Playlist 3 September 2023

 

Recording 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
Hillcrest March - Bruce Broughton  Canadian Staff Band (Canada) BM: John  Lam - 2016  'From the Bandmaster's Vault' - CD - CSB01 - 2016
Helvetia - Gareth Wood  Cory Band MD: Dr Robert Childs - 2012  'Out of this World' - CD - Doyen Recording DOYCD294 - 2012
Estudiantina - Emile Waldteufel  GUS (Footwear) Band MD:  Stanley Boddington - 1967  'Kings of Brass' - Vinyl - Columbia SX6146 - 1967
Carman Fantasy - Bizet arr. Luc Vertommen Euphonium Soloist Steven Mead with the Whitburn Band MD: Andy Duncan - 2010   'Rococo Variations' - CD - Bocchino Music CD BOCC114 - 2008
Trumpets Wild - Harold Walters All Star Girls of Brass MD: Nicholas Childs - 2000  'All Star Girls of Brass' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD090 - 2000
New World Fantasy - Gordon Langford Harry Mortimer's Men O' Brass MD: Harry Mortimer - 1975  'Fireman's Galop' - Vinyl - The Grand Massed Bands (Men O'Brass) EMI – TWOX 1033, EMI – 0C 062 ○ 05818 - 1975
The Nightingale - Harold Moss Cornet Soloist James Shepherd with the Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1966  'Carnival of Venice' - Vinyl - Hallmark Records ‎– HMA 211 - 1966
Erie Canal - Bruce Broughton  Brass Of The Potomac (USA) MD: Stephen Bulla - 2010  'American Rhapsody' - CD - Brass of the Potomac - 2010
Can Can from Orpheus - Offenbach arr. Ray Woodfield  Harry Mortimer's Men O'Brass MD: Harry Mortimer - 1975  'Fireman's Galop' - Vinyl - The Grand Massed Bands (Men O'Brass) EMI – TWOX 1033, EMI – 0C 062 ○ 05818 - 1975
Brass Triumphant - Gareth Wood Cory Band MD: Dr Robert Childs - 2013  'Regional Finals 2013' - CD Doyen Recording DOY CD302 - 2013
All in the April Evening - Hugh S. Roberton arr. Eric Ball CWS (Manchester) Band MD: Alex Mortimer - 1961  'Brass Bounty' - Vinyl - Fontana – TFL 5121 - 1961
Facilita - John Hartmann Cornet Soloist Derek M. Garside with the CWS (Manchester) Band MD: Alex Mortimer - 1961  'Brass Bounty' - Vinyl - Fontana – TFL 5121 - 1961
Credo - Lorne Barry Tredegar Town Band MD: Ian Porthouse - 2012  'Tredegar in Concert Vol 1' - CD -  Avanti: TIC001 - 2012
Beauty and the Beast - Alan Menken arr. Corsin Tuor Vocalists: Yasmine Meguid and Daniel Zihlmann with the Brass Band Mg Rickenbach (Switzerland) MD: Corsin  Tuor - 2008  'Brass and Voices' - CD - Brass Band Mg Rickenbach Recording - 2008
Homelands - Robin Dewhurst Trombone Soloist Brett Baker with the  Illinois Band (USA) MD: Peter Lipari - 2003  'The Illinois Brass Band - Live and Kickin' - CD - Fine Audio Recording, Chicago - 2003
Sunrise Over Blue Ridge - Dan Price The Household Troops Band of the Salvation Army BM: Carl Saunders - 2018  'For The World' - CD - SP&S CD414 - 2018
Flourish and Dances - Kevin Norbury International Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Stephen  Cobb - 2002  'Jubilee Brass - Highlights of the 2002 National Finals Gala Concert - CD - SPS165
Honest Toil - William Rimmer Old Silkstone Band MD: Norman Law - 2004   'The Colliers' - CD - Amadeus Recording  AMSCD076 - 2004
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010  'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010

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