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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 signs of the times

March 23, 2017
The name of Foden's Band will be on view to the world as you pass through the villages near its home in Sandbach


Foden's come with gifts for loyal patrons

February 25, 2017
The defending North West Regional Champion enjoys a great response from their loyal patron's.

Sshhmutes logo

Foden's become the latest to Sshh up in practice

February 17, 2017
North West Area champions Foden's become the latest elite level performers to ope for the Sshhmutes


Foden's thanks for 30 years of special patronage

February 10, 2017
Foden's Band will be thanking a very special of group of long term supporters this year.


Foden's enjoy latest Armagh visit

February 9, 2017
Foden's annual trip to Armagh once again provided plenty of musical highlights.

Marin Ellerby

 Interview feature with Martin Ellerby and Foden's Band

February 7, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composer Martin Ellerby as he works with Foden's Band and conductor James Gourlay ahead of their RNCM Festival performance.

Foden's Band - St Michaels & All Angels Church

Saturday 25 May • Egerton Road, Ashton on Ribble, Preston PR2 1AJ

St Pinnock Brass Band - Rock Choir Cornwall

Sunday 26 May • Sterts Theatre, . Sterts, . Liskeard, . PL14 5AZ PL14 5AZ

Contest: All England International Masters

Sunday 26 May • The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive NN15 6PB

Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band - Eastbourne Bandstand - 1812 concert

Wednesday 29 May • Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3AD

Black Dyke Band - George Lawton Hall, Mossley

Thursday 30 May • George Lawton Hall, Stamford St, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne OL5 0HR

Stannington Brass Band

May 25 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb TUBA PLAYER to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests.

Prospect Brass - Skelmanthorpe

May 25 • Prospect Brass require a solo trombone to join our team. We have a sensisble yet exciting schedule of contests & concerts for the year ahead. We rehearse in our very own purpose built bandroom mon/fri 8-9.30pm

Lindley Band

May 24 • FRONT ROW CORNET required to join our friendly band who enjoy a sensible mix of engagements and contests. Our inspirational MD Mike Golding takes rehearsals on Monday and Wednesday evenings in our own modern bandroom located only 1m from M62 Jcn 24.

Jack Capstaff

Bmus (Hons)
Conductor | Composer