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Arts Council

Major Arts Council award for Foden's.

May 13, 2016
Foden's gain a huge artistic boost with major award from Arts Council England.


Foden's technology link with Keele

May 7, 2016
Foden's link to Keele University Music & Music Technology connects players to a great new initiative...


Foden's set up restoration fund

May 6, 2016
Foden's Band has set up a restoration fund to enable them to restore and repair their historic memorabilia following the recent fire at their bandroom.

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.

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Wind Soloists

Friday 19 January • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

Black Dyke Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 20 January • Morley Town Hall, Morley, Leeds LS27 8DX

Wantage Silver - Gary Curtin

Saturday 20 January • Reading Central Salvation Army RG1 7JR

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - EYMS Brass Band at Hull City Hall

Saturday 20 January • Hull City Hall. 67 Carr Lane,. Kingston upon Hull HU1 3RQ

The Hepworth Band - Soprano Sarah Ogden

Sunday 21 January • Christ Church, Sude Hill, New Mill, Holmfirth HD9 7BL

Derwent Brass

January 17 • Derwent Brass | Championship | Midlands invites applications for PERCUSSION. At Derwent Brass percussion is an important and integral part of the band. We are looking for a talented percussionist, ideally with good tuned ability, to complete the section.

Milnrow Band

January 17 • *PRINCIPAL TROMBONE*. The Milnrow Band has a vacancy for Principal trombone.. Our own Bandroom is easily accessible by car (J21 M62) or by the Manchester Metrolink.

Milnrow Band

January 17 • *Cornet Vacancies* Due to maternity leave and work commitments, The Milnrow Band has immediate vacancies for 2 FIRST CLASS CORNET PLAYERS (positions negotiable). Our own Bandroom is easily accessible by car (J21 M62) or by the Manchester Metrolink.

Alan Fernie

Arranger, composer, adjudicator, conductor