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Vote Using the Stars Below

Here Is The Scale As I Will Interpret Your Votes:
  • 5 Stars: Love The Track
  • 4 Stars: Really Like The Track
  • 3 Stars: Like The Track Ok
  • 2 Stars: Do Not Like The Track Or Consider Removing It From The Playlist
  • 1 Star: Hate The Track Or Please Remove It From Playlist
The Votes Will Be Compiled At The End Of Each Month And Top Results (If Enough Votes Are Cast) Will Be Published.

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Dear fellow brass band enthusiasts. For almost 12 years I have run this station. I was in a nasty car accident and I have been diagnosed this with:

Good news! I am scheduled for Laser Spine Surgery in June. I wasn’t sure, but to my surprise, my insurance will pay nearly all of it.

More good news. Many very kind listeners have given a subscription donation. I still could use some more, but I have just enough to make sure the radio station will continue into the foreseeable future. You can still make a donation. That would allow me to buy more CDs from bands and increase the variation a bit more. Right now, 525 tracks play randomly over a several day period. The voting system really helps. I know which tracks are popular and which are not. I try to put up new tracks when several tracks get very low votes and are removed from the playlist.

Thanks to all who have given donations. Your generosity has warmed my heart and will keep the radio station “on the air.”

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Subscription Donation

It takes several hundred dollars a month to keep the radio station running. I believe in the idea of bringing the music to with few or little advertising. If a fraction of the listeners of All Brass Radio would donate $5 a month, the station would run smoothly without any ads at all. Would you consider a small monthly donation?

Top 20 voted on tracks for MAY 2016

  1. Black Dyke Band - Crimson Tide
  2. Polysteel Band - Bendictus From The Armed Man
  3. All Star Girls Of Brass - 1812 Overture
  4. The National Band Of New Zealand - March of the Herald
  5. Kirsty Abbotts (Cornet) with Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band
  6. Black Dyke - Diogenes
  7. Grimethorpe Colliery Band - A Fistful of Dollars
  8. Hamilton Temple Band - Christ Is All
  9. EYMS Brass Band - Irish Tune From County Derry
  10. Fairey Band - Land of Make Believe
  11. Worthing Salvation Army Band - Lord Of The Sea
  12. Black Dyke Band - The Earl Of Oxford's Marche
  13. Amsterdam Staff Band - Jubilee Overture
  14. Fairey Band - Deep Space Nine
  15. The International Staff Band - My God and King!
  16. Pikes Peak Brass Band - Bohemian Rhapsody
  17. New York Staff Band - Triumphant Faith (Stanley Ditmer)
  18. Brass Band BorGiAq - Olympic Fanfare & Theme
  19. Pikes Peak Brass Band - Amazing Grace
  20. The International Staff Band Of The Salvation Army - Life Ablaze


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has been the voice of ALL BRASS RADIO for a long time. He has helped the station immensely and at reasonable rate since the radio station became independent and fully on the air!

Donated CDs from Various Bands

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Gabriel V offers the best in fanfare and solo brass works, presenting distinctive programs from classics of the Venetian School to contemporary works, as well as audience favorites such as elegant jazz and holiday fare. Gabriel V collaborates frequently with Gloriæ Dei Cantores choir, and has toured 23 countries in the U.K., Europe, and Russia, and by invitation performed works by Gabrieli for the 900th anniversary celebration of Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy. In the U.S. they have performed in 49 cities from New York to San Francisco. Gabriel V has been featured in recordings with Gloriæ Dei Cantores, highlighting their extensive and exciting repertoire. Gabriel V’s third solo recording, Celebration in Brass, has been recently released.

If you donate your band’s CD

I will play tracks from the CD on the station (unless it is just awful — after about 50 donated CDs I have had only one couldn’t use) and I will put the cover image above with some notes attached. The notes you can write or I will write something after visiting your website and/or reading the CD cover information. If I get a few CDs, I will have them rotate. The cover image will have a link to your band’s website or to a CD seller’s site where listener’s can buy the CD. I love donations of CDs and try to give donors as much publicity as I can.


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To be a legal station in the US, any broadcaster, no matter how big or small, must pay royalties. Bands can register with ASCAP, BMI or SEASAC and receive a royalty check. It would be small, but any band, even if the their CD was donated, can file for royalties.

This makes the station legal under the DMCA 1999 (Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1999). Hundreds and thousands of people run illegal stations. I prefer to be honest and pay my royalties.

Parts of the DMCA, 1999 is under constantly under legal review. Congress in the US wants the internet to be open. SEASAC wants higher royalties or more control. The Government of the US wants the opposite. Laws change every so often. But the basic idea of the law has held up for over 17 years and is unlikely to change drastically.