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Littlemore Raod

Road to a Littlemore lasting recognition

June 27, 2016
Well known brass band historian Allan Littlemore joins a list of local banding greats in having his name in the postcode book...

Fodens Band

Foden's enjoy triple success

June 16, 2016
The Foden's family of bands recently came together in Warrington to provide a showcase of their work and talent.


Foden's to give Shirebrook musical aperitif

June 10, 2016
Foden's will provide the brilliant concert aperitif to the Shirebrook Festival next month.


Foden's to lead Westminster Prayer Breakfast

June 7, 2016
Foden's Band to make an early morning musical impression at the Palace of Westminster.


First trio performance for Foden's

May 28, 2016
The first ever concert performance of the three bands that make up the Foden's family of bands will take place next month in Warrington.


Foden's add to tuba team

May 27, 2016
After their Whit Friday success, Foden's add further strength in depth to their tuba team with the signing of Andy Cattanach.

whit friday

Report & Results: 2016 Whit Friday (Tameside)

May 21, 2016
Foden's are The Presidents of Tameside as they take overall title from Rothwell Temperance and Ashton under Lyne.

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.

Contest: London & SC Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Contest: Welsh Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE

Contest: North of England Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • The Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Black Dyke Band - Victoria Hall, Bolton

Saturday 17 March • 37 Knowsley St, Bolton BL1 2AS

Contest: London & SC REgional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Cheshire Constabulary Band

March 17 • We are urgently looking for a Tenor Horn, Cornet and snare drummers (for our Corps of drums). Smart friendly well run band with varied engagements, just one rehearsal a week. Open to all walks of life ( you do not need to work for the Police!)

Arrow Valley Brass

March 16 • Arrow Valley Brass is developing well under Andy Culshaw and seeks to appoint an experienced front row cornet player. We are based in Inkberrow, Worcs.and our main rehearsal is on Sunday morning. Full programme of concerts, contests etc.

Garforth Brass

March 15 • Following on from their success in coming second in the 4th Section in Huddersfield, GARFORTH BRASS are now looking for a SOLO/TUTTI CORNET player to join the team in preparation for their appearance at Cheltenham in September.

Sandy Smith

Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger