Sunday Bandstand 7 January 2018

Sunday Bandstand 7 January 2018

John Nicholas Klohr (July 27, 1869 – February 17, 1956) was a composer of band music. Klohr was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. A graduate of the Cincinnati public schools, Klohr set upon a career in music, especially vaudeville. He was a vaudeville trombonist by trade, but also performed as a member of Cincinnati's musical life. He played in the Syrian Temple Shrine Band, led by fellow composer Henry Fillmore. From 1921 to 1926, Klohr was a trombonist in Henry Fillmore's concert band. He was a member of the Syrian Temple for over 50 years, as well as a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Klohr was also an early member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers and worked as editor of the band and orchestra department of the John Church Company, a music publisher in Cincinnati. Klohr died of a heart attack in 1956, and was buried at St. Joseph Cemetery in Cincinnati.

He wrote almost 50 compositions most being marches - His most famous march was The Billboard which he wrote 1901 This is a is a circus march and was dedicated to the Billboard music-industry magazine. This march opens our show and is played by the Sun Life (Stanshawe) Band conducted by Roy Newsome  in 1979.

This poor quality photograph is the only one I have found of John Klohr.

Playlist 7 January 2018

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
The Billboard - John Klohr Sun Life (Stanshawe) Band MD: Roy Newsome - Originally Performed 1979
Overture: The Mill On The Cliff - Reissiger Arr: William Rimmer Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: George Thompson - 1967
Here's that Rainy Day - Jimmy van Heusen Arr: Bill Geldard Trombone Soloist Nick Hudson with the Britannia Building Society MD: Howard Snell - 1996
Frolic for Trombones - Reginald Heath Trombone Soloists Stuart Scott, Raymond Stansfield and Keith Lister Besses O' Th Barn Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1981
Pursuing Horizons - Dudley Bright The massed staff bands of ISB, Amsterdam, Canadian, Chicago, German, Japan, Melbourne and New York  BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2011 
You Raise Me Up - Rolf Lovland Arr: Peter Graham  Euphonium Soloist Aaron Vanderweele with the New York Staff Band BM: Ron Waiksnoris - 2003
Glemdene - March - John Carr Goodshaw Band MD: Kevin Bolton - 1979
Pines of Rome March - Ottorino Respighi Arr: Howard Snell Fountain City Brass Band (USA) MD: Dr. Joseph Parisi - 2010
Don't Stop Me Now - Freddie Mercury Arr: Philip Harper Leyland Band MD: Philip Harper - 2011 
Welcome To The Jungle, as performed by Guns N'Roses - Arr: Paul Murtha  Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2015
Symphonic Suite 1 mvt Toccata - Leighton Lucas Brass Band Oberschwaben-Allgäu (Germany) MD: Ueli Kipfer - 2016
Prelude On Three Welsh Hymn Tunes - Ralph Vaughan Williams  Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2010
Don't It Make Your Brown Eyes Blue - Richard Leigh   Arr: Darrol Barry Flugel Horn Soloist Maurice Murphy with the Leyland DAF Band MD: Richard Evans - 2007
Gypsy Earrings - Ardeshir Farah Arr: Ryan McGeorge  Euphonium Duet David Thornton and Mark Bousie, Piano John Barber, Bb Bass Andrew Cattanache Percussion Mark Landon & Anthony Mann - 2016 
Tone Poem Everywhere - Marcus Venables  North York Temple Band (Canada) BM: Glenn Barlow - 2013
Spring Song - Matthew Eden Cornet Soloist Mark Wilkinson with the Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2016
Dances With Wolves - John Barry Arr: Klaas Van Der Woude  Soli Brass MD: Thijs Oud - 1998
Humming Chorus from Madam Butterfly - Puccini Arr: Sandy Smith  Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band MD:  Richard Evans - 2005
L'Amore Sei Tu (I will always Love You) - Dolly Parton Arr: Paul Drury Cornet Soloist Kirsty Abbotts with the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band MD: Philip McCann - 2010
Ruler of the Spirits - Carl Maria von Weber Arr: William Halliwell Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1987
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010


  • Chris

    Chris - Tuesday, 16 January 2018

    Hello Steve

    Apologies for the late response.
    Thank you for your kind words and I am pleased you are enjoying the show.
    The show is always open to requests and questions about the world of brass bands.

    Best Wishes


  • Steve

    Steve - Thursday, 11 January 2018

    Hi Chris,

    Quick comment to say I have only just discovered Sunday Bandstand over the last couple of weeks and have really enjoyed it so far. This will become regular weekly listening.

    Many Thanks for putting it together.


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