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Fodens go Xmas Shopping

Fodens have been busy letter writing to Santa and have had their wishes granted with a few new arrivals down the Sandbach chimney!


The Press Release from the band reads as follows:

Foden Richardson band is pleased to announce a number of new signings.

Following the departure of Martin Armstrong who moved back to the northeast in October due to work commitments, Fodens have welcomed Leah Williams to the solo horn seat. Leah has been solo horn with Sellars International since the start of 1999 where she has established herself as one of the country’s leading horn players.

Paul McDonald has joined the solo cornet bench from Ransomes where he was playing principal cornet, he brings a wealth of experience to the band having previously been a member of Faireys, Grimethorpe and Desford. Following the departure of Nicky Lees Fodens final signing has been Sion Thomas a pupil of Russell Grays at the RNCM who is joining the band on back row.

Speaking about the new signings Mark Wilkinson stated ' 2002 has been an excellent year for the band with a number of contest victories and the signing of a major sponsorship deal. Our latest signings will further
strengthen the band and maintain our position as one of the leading bands in the country'

Queen's aWARD

John Packer raises the Royal standard worldwide as company receives Queen's Award for Enterprise

April 25 • The well known music retailer and brass and woodwind specialist has received a prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise.

Dr Bob Childs

Father, son and the Flowers post...

April 25 • Dr Robert Childs will take over from David Childs as the new Musical Director of Flowers Band.


Report & Result: 2018 Band Cymru Final

April 24 • Cory head to Utrecht with a lucrative televised win to boost their confidence and coffers.


Report & Result: 2018 Flemish Open

April 24 • Hauts de France are second to none as they lead the way in the international battles fought at the Flemish Open in Mechelen on the weekend.

Lofthouse Brass Band - Mayor's Annual Charity Concert

Monday 23 April • Ossett Town Hall, Market Place, Ossett WF5 8BE WF5 8BE

Regent Hall Concerts - Clarendon Brass Ensemble

Friday 27 April • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

Egremont Junior Band - Egremont Town Band and Workington Town Band

Friday 27 April • Workington CA14 3AW

Wotton and District Silver Band - Tom Hutchinson

Saturday 28 April • St Mary's Church, Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire GL12 7LS

Black Dyke Band - Lincoln Cathedral

Saturday 28 April • Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX

Silver Spectrum Wind Band

April 24 • Brass Players wanted for established Sheffield based wind band. MD George Morton.. Rehearsals Mondays 7:30 to 9:30 pm. We enter the NCBF festival where we have gained many gold awards and on one occasion a platinum.. Wind players also welcome to apply.

The Corsham Band

April 24 • With a solid result in our first year in the Second Section at the Regional Contest, the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.

Hathern Band

April 23 • Hathern Band are looking for a PRINCIPAL EUPHONIUM to join their Championship Section Band. This position has become vacant because the present player wishes to retire. We are looking for a committed player to fill this key seat. www.hathernband.co.uk.

Steve Pritchard-Jones

Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher