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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.

Lode Violet

 Performance of Lode Violet

February 7, 2017
The opportunity to enjoy the performance of 'From a Sepia Photograph' by Bramwell Tovey performed by Lode Violet and Foden's Band.


 Interview with Rex Richardson

February 7, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the American trumpet star ahead of his performance at the RNCM Brass Band Festival

James Gourlay

 Interview with James Gourlay

February 7, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to James Gourlay about his work and career in Pittsburgh in the USA and his plans for 2017 and way, way beyond...


Fancy joining Foden's for University challenge?

February 7, 2017
If you want to improve your playing then why not join the players of Foden's at Keele University to add extra marks to your music grades...

Prof Nicholas Childs

Childs to lead Foden's Area defence

February 1, 2017
Black Dyke Director of Music Prof Nicholas Childs will once again lead Foden's at the North West Regional Championships.


Foden's video link to the Gods

January 25, 2017
A new video introduction will help listeners appreciate Foden's critically acclaimed CD release 'Of Gods and Kings'.

Black Dyke Band - Mirfield Parish Church

Thursday 21 March • Mirfield Parish Church, 38 Church Lane, Mirfield WF14 9HX

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Brass Band

Friday 22 March • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ

The Fairey Band - Ensembles from Bramhall High School

Friday 22 March • Seal Rd, Bramhall, Stockport SK7 2JT SK7 2JT

Black Dyke Band - Victoria Hall

Saturday 23 March • The Victoria Hall, Knowsley Street, Bolton BL1 2AS

Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Newtown, Powys

Saturday 23 March • The Hafren Theatre, Newtown, Powys SY16 4HU

Littleport Brass Band

March 19 • Littleport Brass are a second section band near Ely in Cambridgeshire rehearsing every Wednesday evening. We are looking for a soprano comet, Bb cornet and tuned percussionist. We are a friendly, active band working with our dynamic MD Ian Knapton.

Hathern Band

March 19 • Bass or Solo Trombone player required. We are 1st Section from January 2020 and are 10 mins from Junction 24 of the M1

Besses o' th' Barn Band

March 19 • Besses o th Barn Band have a vacancy for a cornet player, with the principal position available for a suitable candidate.. . We are also looking for a BBb Bass to complete our bass section. .

Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator