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Whit Friday

Whit Friday 2016 details announced

May 5, 2016
All the essential details for Whit Friday in just over two weeks time on 20th May have been announced.


Foden's determined to rise from ashes

April 25, 2016
The recent devastating fire at Foden's bandroom has set alight the band's own determination to rebuild and succeed once more from the ashes.


Foden's stars to lead free masterclasses

April 12, 2016
Foden's Band link up with Keele University for free masterclasses and workshop day.

b# cleaning

b# and get cleaning money back to your band

March 30, 2016
A brilliant new scheme by the makers of the b# Virtuoso Brass Instrument Cleaning Kit could see your band add pounds to their pocket.


Foden's thank loyal Patrons

February 23, 2016
Foden's Band thank their loyal Patrons with a double preview of their latest CD release and Area contest preparation.

Mark Wilkinson

Shirebrook Council announce more concert and contest support

February 19, 2016
Shirebrook Town Council continues to support brass banding with a weekend of concert and contest music making — and plenty of prize money...


Foden's enjoy another taste of musical Armagh

February 11, 2016
The Foden's Band has just returned from their 16th consecutive trip to Armagh to work with players of all ages and abilities.


 Interview with James Gourlay

February 2, 2016
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to James Gourlay at the 2016 RNCM Brass Band Festival

Fodens Youth

 Interview with Simon Dobson, Mike Fowles and Mark Bousie

February 2, 2016
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Simon Dobson, Mike Fowles and Mark Bousie at the 2016 RNCM Brass Band Festival


New roles for rep and flugel at Foden's

January 13, 2016
Melanie Whyle moves to take flugel role as the experienced Leon Renilson comes in to fill rep seat at Foden's.

Prof Nicholas Childs

Prof Nicholas Childs to conduct Foden's at Area Championship

December 19, 2015
Black Dyke's Director of Music will conduct Foden's at the North West Regional contest in Blackpool in February.

French Horn

Foden's announce French connection

December 17, 2015
French tenor horn star Anthony Galinier will be recording his new CD with Foden's in 2016 as he seeks new artistic projects.


Withington and Foden's end four year partnership

December 8, 2015
The musical partnership between conductor Allan Withington and Foden's Band has come to an end.


Foden's Juniors set for debut

November 19, 2015
The recently formed Foden's Junior Band is set to make their concert debut.

British Sea Power

Foden's all at Sea

November 11, 2015
Foden's Band has linked up with the renowned indie rock/folk band Sea of Power on their latest release.


Report & Results: 2015 Foden's Solo, Duet & Ensemble Contest

November 2, 2015
A great day out in Sandbach as entrants from all over Europe impress the judges with their musical talents.


Foden's ready for widespread solo influx

October 28, 2015
There are going to be musical accents from different areas and countries on show in Sandbach this weekend.


Foden's extend perc closing date

October 7, 2015
Foden's has extended the closing date for percussion entries to its annual Solo & Ensemble contest

Fodens awards

Foden's seek presto entrants

September 25, 2015
If you want to take part in the Foden's Solo & Ensemble contest then you had better be presto about it

Granville Jennings

Foden's honour long serving stalwart

September 23, 2015
Foden's Band has helped honour Granville Jennings — who has notched up a wonderful 60 plus years of dedication and commitment to north west banding.

Foden's Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 18 November • Queen Street, Morley LS27 9DY

Contest: Brass in Concert

Saturday 18 November • Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead NE28 2JR

Rushden Town Band -

Saturday 18 November • Park Rd Baptist Church, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 0RW

Walsall Brass Band - Willenhall Singers

Saturday 18 November • Sneyd Communnity Centre, Vernon Way, Bloxwich, Walsall. WS3 2PA

Black Dyke Band - Waterford, Ireland

Saturday 18 November • Carriganore Arena, Waterford Institute of Technology Sports Campus tbc

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.

Glossop Old Band

November 17 • SOLO TROMBONE. The Glossop Old Band Welcomes applications for the Solo Trombone Chair. The Band will be competing in the First Section as of 2018 and are looking to continue its progression back to the top levels of performance

East London Brass

November 17 • Champ band under their INSPIRATIONAL MD Jayne Murrill are looking for a top quality BASS TROMBONE player to join our team. Lots of exciting projects (concerts and contests) lined up in the next 2 years.

Steve Pritchard-Jones

Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher