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Foden's give Patrons a sneak preview ahead of Area Odyssey

February 24, 2018
The defending North West Champion made sure their loyal supporters gained a sneak preview of their Area preparations at their recent Patrons' Concert.


Firth instruments to be restored for commemorative events

February 2, 2018
Two instruments that belonged to one of the greatest cornet players of banding history will be restored to their former glory in time for the 100th anniversary of their owner's tragic death.

Liz Lane

Tide, Time, Foden's and Rosicrucianism inspire new work

January 25, 2018
Composer Liz Lane has explored her family history, famous Foden's victories and the esoteric cultural beliefs of 17th century Rosicrucianism for her new major work to be premiered at the RNCM Brass Band Festival this weekend.


Foden's to search for lost treasures of the past

January 20, 2018
Foden's is hoping to locate 376 medals presented to the players who won 16 British Open and National titles between them in the band's golden era of historic success.


Foden's gain new lottery funding award

January 18, 2018
Foden's proactive approach to organisational development sees them secure funding from Arts Council England's National Lottery funded Catalyst programme.


Foden's to celebrate centenary of cornet great

December 23, 2017
A new work will be premiered by Foden's Band to celebrate the centenary of the death of the great cornet player Edwin Firth.


Foden's set up for Sandbach festive treats

December 6, 2017
Foden's will start their final round of Christmas concert appearances in their home town of Sandbach — with festive fun for everyone.


Foden's unearth a Midsummer gem from their proud history

December 5, 2017
A priceless manuscript score from a British Open victory nearly 100 years ago has been conserved by Foden's as part of their Heritage Lottery Fund project.

Matt Ford

Foden's tour magical musical memories for Christmas

November 16, 2017
Foden's up coming tour with big band singer Matt Ford will come with the added bonus of picking up a stocking filler full of festive musical memories.

Solar System

Foden's on a different planet ahead of Brass in Concert

November 9, 2017
Foden's have warmed up for their Brass in Concert appearance with an innovative partnership with the astrophysics department of Keele University


Report & Results: 2017 Foden's Solo, Duet & Quartet

November 4, 2017
Brilliant performances from the youngest to the oldest were on show at the recent Foden's Solo, Duet & Quartet


Foden's ready for Ford inspired festive tour

October 20, 2017
Foden's will be bringing plenty of festive cheer to their fans this year with a tour alongside big band singer Matthew Ford.


Foden's solo contest draws made

October 11, 2017
The draws have been made for one of the most significant solo and quartet contests in the country — with time for a few more quartets to take part.


Foden's inspire next generation

October 10, 2017
The stars of Foden's Band have helped inspire the delegates at the latest East Anglian Brass Band Association Brass Training Day.


Foden's festival outlook looks increasingly rosy

September 8, 2017
The inaugural Foden's Youth Festival will see six youth bands enjoy a wonderful non-competitive experience thanks to the band's innovative three year outlook.


Last chance to get Foden's entry in

September 6, 2017
If you want to compete at the Foden's Solo Competition then you need to get your entry in as soon as possible.

mark Wilkinson

Wilkinson to lead East Anglian Training Day

September 1, 2017
Foden's principal cornet Mark Wilkinson will take the lead at the East Anglian Brass Band Association Brass Training Day later this month.


Armagh Summer lift for Foden's

August 31, 2017
A 17th visit to Armagh once again proved to be a great success for everyone involved in their annual Old Boys Brass Band Summer School.

Foden's Youth

New season beckons for Foden's youngsters

August 17, 2017
A new season and hopefully lots of new recruits as Foden's Youth and Junior Bands look forward to an exciting 12 months.


Foden's ready to head Armagh

July 27, 2017
Mike Fowles and players from Foden's will soon head to Armagh for another week of great music making and fun.

Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 25 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool. FY1 1HU

Friary Guildford Brass Band - the best of Guildford's musical talent

Sunday 25 February • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX

Northop Silver Band - Northop Brass

Thursday 1 March • Northop Band Room CH7 6BQ

Regent Hall Concerts - Guildhall Brass Band

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

Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 3 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

February 25 • FLUGEL PLAYER required to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.

Amington Band

February 25 • Amington Band are in desperate need of a Bass Trombone player for the Midlands Area on 10th March (and beyond!). We’re a friendly bunch of mixed ages, rehearsing under MD Alan Gifford on Mondays and Wednesdays 8-10pm in our band room in Tamworth.

Enderby Band

February 24 • Enderby Band are looking for a SOLO TROMBONE to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.

David A. Stowell

Conductor and composer