Sounds Of Brass

Sounds of Brass is a dedicated Online Radio Programme for Brass Bands! 2 hours of Great Brass Band Music Every Wednesday 12-2pm UK time on CRMK On Line Radio for Milton Keynes.
Sunday's 3-5pm UK time on Non Stop Music in Wales

Sounds Of Brass is sponsored by Marcus Reynolds The Embouchure Man!
He provides a High Quality practice device, for all Brass instrument players,
Helping you to develop, Tone, Power & Range

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Live Every Wednesday 12-2pm UK Time 

On CRMK OnLine Radio For Milton Keynes

Plus Live Every Sunday 3-5pm UK Time

on Non Stop Music in Wales

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The Team

Chris Johnston

Presenter & Producer

Very experienced Brass Musician! semi retired Euphonium player and Musical Director. Bringing you the Best Of Brass Band Music! my web site

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Rob Tompkins

News Presenter

Rob Tompkins MD of Abbey Brass presents our weekly news updates from the World of Brass Bands, Plus Events, vacancies! Send your news to us to get featured!

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Keri Louise

Voice overs

Keri has been in the banding world her whole life, growing up with family in brass bands. She has been with her current band, The Harrogate Band for over 12 years now. keri became involved with Sounds of Brass through a Facebook advertisement wanting listeners to introduce the show. Several voiceovers later and now she is delighted to be part of the team!


Sounds of Brass is a dedicated Radio programme for Brass Bands
Aired Live on 
CRMK and Nonstopmusic
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" Hi Chris Great programme today. Listening to the ‘lighter’ side of brass I was struck by the fabulous bass playing and the lovely bass parts in the music played. Being a Bass player myself I listen carefully to the Basses and really enjoyed the music. Thank you."

Vincent Allen

A recent comment on Boarshurst Silver Band show from Australia "It should be number one with the program and the quality of the playing by the Boarshurst Silver band...most enjoyable I'm very impressed...""

Norman CharlesAustralia

A well presented radio show and even if Brass is not your thing there's always something there to remind you !"


Superb Music and I can stream via the computer whilst I am working. Plus I can use mix-cloud to let my elderly mum listen to the feed over and over again. I also love the fact the initial broadcast is repeated several times over the following days and at different times of day which gives people a great chance of catching it at some point. What a fantastic way of sharing brass band music!"

Greta Brownridge

I thoroughly enjoy listening to Sounds of Brass every morning while I read the newspaper and work the crossword puzzles. Actually, anytime I'm at the computer, I have it playing in the background. Thank you. Linda Taylor, Eb Bass, Golden State British Brass Band, in California” Thank you"

Linda Taylor

I thoroughly enjoyed the Clifton and Lightcliffe Bands. John and Jane Clay work tirelessly to make the bands a success. Thank you"

Linda & Norm TaylorGolden State British Brass Band California

Glad I've discovered this show, keep up the good work!"

Adam Lacey

As a listener in the US, it's very exciting to get to hear these great brass bands. I am thoroughly enjoying listening to these programs."

Ray Brasswell

As a brass player and a big 'Brass Band' fan, I very much look forward to listening in to Sounds of Brass whenever I can. Chris, you and your team are doing a great job - thank you."

Mary Goodland

Excellent show by the way, much needed after the demise of Radio 2, listen to the band. I also play with Canterbury and Maidstone Salvation Army bands and your programme introducing the John Larsson CD was great and informative. I already had the CD."

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My goal is to provide brass and brass band articles, cartoons and other information that will put a smile on your face. I have been drawing cartoons for most of my life and have been playing a brass instrument since 1965 when I was a member of the then Wigston Temperance Band in Leicestershire."


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KMJ Recordings was founded in 2004 with a view to bringing location recording services of the highest quality within the reach of all Brass Bands."

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A brass band from Gloucestershire now in its 50th year of outstanding musical excellence. The No 1 band in the West of England and currently ranked in the top 20 of the World."

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