Sunday Bandstand 17 April 2022

Sunday Bandstand 17 April 2022

Dr Joel Collier brings with him a wealth of experience in the areas of music performance, composition, conducting and pedagogy. Currently Assistant Professor of Music at Allen University, Columbia SC, Dr Collier studied for both his Masters and Doctorate in Euphonium Performance, Pedagogy, and Literature at James Madison University, under Kevin Stees. Prior to that he received his Bachelor of Science in Music Industry: Music Technology from Drexel University.

Dr Collier is a multi-award winning composer and euphonium soloist, regarded as “an excellent example of what’s good about the future of music.”. He is a multiple winner of the Drexel University Concerto Competition (2008 and 2010), obtained first place in the NABBA Low Brass Slow Melody Contest (2012), and was a finalist in the JMU Concerto Competition (2014). As a composer, he was the winner of the New York Staff Band Composer Contest in 2019 with his work Personent Hodie, while in 2018 and 2020 he came runner-up in the same competition. Dr Collier currently has 15 published works with The Salvation Army in the USA and the UK, as well as BrookWright Music and PrimaVista Musik.

As a euphonium soloist, he has held principal positions with Atlantic Brass Band, JMU Brass Band, National Capital Band and River Brass, whilst also being a soloist for the Southern Territorial Band, The Salvation Army’s premier band in the southern states of the United States. Dr Collier has two solo CDs to his name – Shadowed (2015), where he features as a euphonium soloist with brass band, and Dream Big Little One (2020), a solo piano recording of all original lullabies. In addition, he features on a number of other recordings for groups including the Southern Territorial Band, National Capital Band, Drexel Fusion Band and Pendel Brass.

In the field of education, Dr Collier has wide ranging experience having been a summer music instructor at various summer music conservatories across the United States, where he fulfilled the roles of Band Director, Faculty Brass Ensemble Performer, and Private Lesson Instructor. Between 2011 and 2013 he was a Graduate Assistant at James Madison University, before progressing to Doctoral Teaching Assistant at the same university until 2016. Dr Collier enjoyed a brief season from 2016-2017 as Creative Arts Director for The Salvation Army in Fredericksburg, directing weekly music and arts programs. Between 2017 and 2021 he was the Divisional Music Director for The Salvation Army’s Kentucky and Tennessee Division, overseeing all the music and arts programs.

Between 2014 and 2020 Dr Collier was on the Board of Directors for the North American Brass Band Association (NABBA), serving as Vice President between 2017 and 2019. He was also Band Manager for the Massanutten Youth Brass Band from 2012 to 2016. He is currently a Besson Performing Artist and plays on a Besson 2052 euphonium. For more information about Dr Joel Collier’s music please visit

On this show we are featuring his composition 'Martchless King'

Playlist 17 April 2022

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
Beaumont March - George Dickins International Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2015  'Heritage Series - Regeneration - Marches from a Golden Era' - CD - SP&S 353CD - 2015
Family Portraits - Richard Grantham Brass Band de Waldsang (The Netherlands) MD: Rieks van der Velde - 2015  'Lake Music Publications Recordings' - Download from the owner of the recording company  - 2015
Spirit of Life - David Catherwood (Published 1998)  Euphonium Soloist Darren Morris with the Tredegar Town Band MD: Ian Porthouse - 2008  'Spirit of the Valleys' - CD - Music House Productions MHP508 - 2008
The Faithful Hussar (Don't Cry My Love) - Heinrich Frantzen Harry Mortimer & His All Star Brass MD: Harry Mortimer - Compilation from the 1960s/70s issued in 1992  'Listen to the Bands Compilation - Various Bands' - CD - Music For Pleasure Original Recordings dating back to the late 1960s and 1970s compilation dated 1992
Ala et Lolly - Sergei Prokofiev  arr. Maurice Hamers Brass Band Limburg (The Netherlands) MD: Maurice Hamers - 1995  'I Himmelen' - CD - Marlstone Productions CDL 9541 - 1993 
The Three Marches Militaires, Op. 51 - Franz Schubert arr. Gordon Langford  Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Geoffrey Brand - 1972  'Classic Brass' - Vinyl - Chandos Recording CHAN6539 - 1972
Morricone's Melody Gabriel's Oboe - Ennio Morricone arr. Dorothy Gates Christopher Ward Soprano & Timothy Ward Tenor Horn with the New York Staff Band (USA) BM: Ron Waiksnoris - 2015  'Fighting for the Lord' - CD - World of Brass Catalogue Number: TRCD 1103 - 2015
The Matchless King - Joel Collier The Southern Territorial Band of the Salvation Army BM: Nick Simmons-Smith - 2020  'Songs of Hope' - CD - Salvation Army - 2020
Three Chorales of Best Loved Hymn Tunes    Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2006  'Brass Band Froschl Hall In Concert' - CD - 2006
Tango - Albeniz arr. Howard Snell Eikanger Bjorsvik Band (Norway) MD: Howard Snell - 2006   '20 Supreme Years' - CD - Bocchino Music BOCC106 - 2006
We love a Parade - Harold Arlen arr. Alan Fernie Sellers Engineering Band MD: Phillip McCann - 1993  'We love a Parade' - CD - Chandos recording CHAN4527 - 1993
Impressions Suite 1) Sunrise 2) Midday 3) Sunset - Kevin Lau Hannaford Street Silver Band (Canada) MD: Alain Trudel - 2017  'Journey in Brass' - CD - Opening Day Recordings – ODR 7451 - 2017
The Pearl Fishers - Georges Bizet arr. Alan Fernie Duet with Mike Kilroy euphonium and Jonathan Beatty trombone with the Grimethorpe RJB Colliery Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1996  'French Bon Bons' - CD - Chandos Recording CHAN 4542 - 1996
The Merry Wives of Windsor - Otto Nicolai arr. George Hawkins Black Dyke Mills Band MD:  Geoffrey Brand - 1968  'Black Dyke Mills Band ‎– The Champions' - Vinyl - Pye Golden Guinea Records ‎– GSGL 10410 - 1968
Swing that Door - Bill Broughton Trombone Soloist Brett Baker with the Mississauga Temple Band of the Salvation Army (Canada) BM David Moulton - 2003  'Credo' - CD - A Mississauga Temple Band Production MTBCD-2 - 2003
Covenant - Bruce Broughton Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band MD: Elgar Howarth - 2004  'History of Brass Bands Vol. 2 - The Salvation Army Collection' - CD - Doyen: DOY CD161 - 2004
Serenata - Toselli arr. Goff Richards Leyland DAF Band MD: Richard Evans - 1989  'Romance in Brass' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 043D - 1989 
To Boldly Go  - Peter Graham Melbourne Staff Band (Australia) BM: Ken Waterworth - 2015  'To Boldly Go' - CD - SPS388CD - 2015
Folk Festival - Shostakovich arr. Howard Snell Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Allan Withington  - 1994  'Master Brass Vol 5 - 1994 All England Championships Highlights'- CD - Polyphonic Recordings QPRL 067D - 1994 
Curtain Up - Philip Harper Polysteel Band MD: Philip Harper - 2008  'The Incredibles' - CD - World of Sound SFZ142 - 2008
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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