Freckleton Band Broadcasts in the USA

For those of you that don’t know, 3 or 4 years ago the band was recorded at Kirkham Grammar School by a touring band from America and that recording, along with a Christmas CD we gave them gets played across America from time to time.

For any of you that may be interested, the links below are to the next set of recordings due to be played. Note that you will have to work out the time differences if you wish to listen and some will be in the early hours of the morning.

WindAndRhythmWinterBandstand Episode 314: A Brass Band Christmas

At this time of year if you haven’t been reminded of the poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas you are indeed somewhat isolated from popular culture. It has been part of the marketing program of countless companies and causes, “visions of sugarplums” are probably dancing in your head by now, too. I suppose my personal trainer is hoping that the “little round belly – bowl full of jelly” rhyme sticks in my mind, too.

Santa Claus-trophobia: arr. Sandy Smith

The Little Drummer Boy: Katherine K. Davis, Henry Onorati And Harry Simeone

Fountain City Brass Band, Joseph Parisi

The Snowman: Blake, arr. Sparke

Shepherd’s Pipe Carol: John Rutter, arr. Graham

Variations On A German Carol: James Curnow

Freckleton Band, Paul Dalton

Huron Carol: French Folk Carol, arr. Kevin Norbury

What Sweeter Music: John Rutter, arr. Douglas Yeo

New England Brass Band, Doug Yeo

Three King Swing: arr. William Himes

A Christmas Suite: arr. Stephen Bulla

Natural State Brass Band, Rusty Morris

The Twelve Days Of Christmas: arr. Bulla

Frosty The Snowman: Nelson, Rollins/Arr. Smith

Brass Band Of Battle Creek, Frank Renton, Martin Erickson, E flat Bass


Wednesdays at 7pm (CT) –Listen

WRR (Dallas 101.1)

Thursdays at 9pm (CT) Listen

Alabama Public Radio Network

(Tuscaloosa 91.5, Florence 88.7, Mobile 91.3, Montgomery 88.3, Huntsville 100.7)

Fridays at 11am (CT)

KCCU Network – Listen

(Lawton 89.3 & 102.9, Altus 90.1, Ardmore 90.3, Clinton 89.1,

Chickasha 100.1, Wichita Falls 88.7, Woodward 95.9)

Saturday at 4pm (ET) – Listen

WKAR (East Lansing 90.5)

Saturdays at 6pm (CT) – Listen

KLRE (Little Rock 90.5)

Sundays at 3pm (CT) – Listen

KUCO (Edmond/Oklahoma City 90.1)

KBCW (McAlester 91.9)

Sundays at 7pm (CT) – Listen

KWTU (Tulsa 88.7)

Or, you can check our website for streaming instructions  and click on the “listen live” button on the front page. It will open the Public Radio Tulsa site where you can choose from the second group (KWGS is listed first) but the correct choices are listed as Classical 88.7, KWTU. There are three choices depending on your computer and software preference.

So, please join us and bring along a friend who loves band music!

Doug Brown

Host  and Executive Director

Wind and Rhythm, Inc.

The gathering place for people who love band music

How Time Flies…

Since taking over the running of the Freckleton Band website a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been looking through a lot of photos and news stories of the band from the last few years. Well, I say a few years, but was it really 2007 when we recorded our “In the Search for Atlantis” CD? It was, and listening again to it, I don’t think I realised at the time what a ground-breaking recording this was for the band.

Young, gifted composer Ben Tubb (now based in NY) was playing solo horn with us and wrote In the Search fo Atlantis which was first recorded on this CD. Not only that, but Henry Geehl’s Normandy, unjustly neglected, had not been recorded before or since. Ben Tubb playing a movement from his own Horn Concerto, his arrangement of Praise My Soul, Jon Hall’s arrangement of Parry’s Elegy, my arrangement for Vicky Little of Schubert’s Du Bist die Ruh… a series of premières.

Alex Thomas and Patrick Howard were in sparkling form for some breathtaking solos and the band responded with sensitivity and the musical shaping that is MD Paul Dalton’s trademark.

Judge for yourself by clicking an the track names, and I hope you’ll agree it was a ground-breaking recording.

In the Search for Atlantis

Track Listing