Sounds Of Brass

 

Air Time Sunday – 17:00 – 19:00
Presenters Chris Johnston
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Sounds Of Brass

Chris Johnston

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Sounds of Brass is a dedicated on line radio programme for Brass Bands!
Brought to you by Chris Johnston Musical Director & Euphonium player!Having been born in a family deeply involved in the Brass Band movement due to My late Father Derek Johnston, who was a well respected Musical Director, I started playing the Cornet at the age of 5, and by the time I was 6, self – taught. I won my first Solo medal.
I was brought up in my early years in the Yorkshire and Derbyshire area, and was a member of several Mineworkers Brass Bands, as my father was a Musical Director and kept moving to better bands. I played with such Bands as Cresswell Colliery, Rossington Colliery, Dinnington Colliery, Thurcroft Colliery.
1970-1974 I was a Euphonium Player for the Camborne Town Band. In 1974 we won the World Championship in Kerkrade Holland, and also achieved 5th place at the National finals (Championship Section ) in the Royal Albert Hall2 hours of Great Brass Band Music! plus news, Events included in our weekly Live 2 Hour Broadcast! presented by Rob Tompkins MD of Abbey Brass.More info at www.soundsofbrass.co.uk