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Foden's hit the Blues...

July 15, 2017
The latest musical video presentation from the Foden's dup of John Barber and Andy Scott look at overcoming the Blues...


Foden's set for a bit of Man time

July 12, 2017
Foden's head to the Isle of Man this weekend to lead workshops and give a concert to help raise funds for the Manx Youth Band.

Gary Curtin

Curtin drawn to Sterling

July 7, 2017
Euphonium star Gary Curtin has joined the Sterling Instruments stable of international performance artists.


Foden's success keep them busy, busy, busy

June 15, 2017
A weekend of contests, competition and concerts ensure that Foden's keep in playing trim...


Foden's look to improvise

June 14, 2017
In the second of their acclaimed series as part of their Three Year Strategic Music and Audience Development Plan, John Barber and Andy Scott look at the topic of musical improvisation.

Whit Friday

Report & Results: 2017 Whit Friday (Tameside)

June 10, 2017
It's a landside victory for Foden's as nine first prizes make it sixteen Tameside titles in the last seventeen years


A hit for six as Foden's get ready for conducting challenge

June 6, 2017
The final of the NABBC Conducting Competition this weekend will see Foden's under the baton of six new MDs plus last year's winner in one night.

Jonathan Bates

Bates shines light on Geneva National Horn Spotlight

May 19, 2017
Foden's star Jonathan Bates was the leading light in the recent Geneva Group sponsored National Tenor Horn Spotlight.


Foden's to lead Danish celebrations in Aalborg

May 19, 2017
Foden's fly to Denmark this weekend to help a wonderful festival celebrate its 10th anniversary

Fodens Youth Band

Foden's family set for Warrington celebration

May 12, 2017
The family of bands that make up the Foden's organisation will be showcasing their talents in Warrington in June.


Sunday best for Foden's Solo, Duet & Quartet Competition

May 10, 2017
The 7th Foden's Open Solo, Duet & Quartet Competition will be held on Sunday 29th October this year — so make a note and play a few as well for a chance to win great prizes when you sign up.

Fodens Groove

Groovy kind of guys...

May 7, 2017
Andy Scott and John Barber have a produced the first of three cracking videos looking at what exactly makes up musical style, feel and groove.

Fodens bist

Foden's gain first returns in restoring former glory

April 21, 2017
Some of the historic Foden's memorabilia has been restored and returned to the band after expert conservation and restoration work.


Jimmie to get Foden's mark of musical respect

April 20, 2017
The great Foden's Band stalwart Jimmie Charles will get a wonderful mark of musical respect thanks to composer Andy Scott and the help of pledges towards the work he is doing to restore Foden's history.

Youth audience

Foden's take the ticket lead for youth

April 17, 2017
An inventive audience development initiative by Foden's hopes to see the North West champion attract a new generation of youthful listeners.

Anna Hughes Williams

Mortimer Medal delight for Anna

April 15, 2017
Anna Hughes-Williams has been reflecting on the news that she is to be awarded the Mortimer Medal for her outstanding work with young brass band players.

Jonathan Bates

Foden's confirm Bates signing

April 5, 2017
Jonathan Bates becomes the new solo horn at Foden's

Foden's Band

Death of Alex English

April 5, 2017
The death has been reported of the former Foden's solo trombone player Alex English.

Wallace Collection

Foden's to showcase rare works with Wallace Collection

March 31, 2017
Foden's will perform with the renowned Wallace Collection in a concert at the RNCM next month — featuring rarely heard works by Derek Bourgeois and Michael Tilson Thomas.

Darren Lea in action

Lea lines up with Foden's

March 31, 2017
Foden's Band has announced the signing of Jaguar Land Rover principal cornet Darren Lea to their front row cornet team.

Foden's Band - Patrons Concert

Tuesday 20 February • Sandbach School. Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS CW11 3NS

Black Dyke Band - Worsley Parish Church

Thursday 22 February • St Marks, Worsley Brow Worsley, Manchester M28 2YA

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

Friday 23 February • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ

Marshfield Band - Marshfield Male Voice Choir

Saturday 24 February • Marshfield Community Centre SN14 8PG

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Chirst Church Ilkley

Saturday 24 February • Christchurch,. The Grove,. Ilkley LS29 9LW

Thundersley Brass Band

February 20 • Thundersley Brass, a Championship section band based in Benfleet, Essex are welcoming applicants for the following positions (seats negotiable)from April 2018:. Eb Bass. BBb Bass.

The Corsham Band

February 20 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.

Waitakere Auckland Brass Band

February 20 • Ever fancied moving to New Zealand? Waitakere Auckland Brass is looking for players to join their ranks. Our friendly band meets twice a week at our Auckland band room. We have an exciting year ahead so get in touch and find out more.

Duncan A. Beckley

Conductor, adjudicator, band trainer and teacher