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National victory snapshots: Foden's in 1934 and 2018

84 years may separate these two pictures — but the you can still see how much it means to be a Foden's National Champion...

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  Victory images from 2018 and 1934...

The members of Foden's Band certainly enjoyed their celebrations on winning the 2018 National title at the Royal Albert Hall under Russell Gray.

However, so did the players at the famous Crystal Palace in 1934 after they won the title under the baton of the great Fred Mortimer playing 'Comedy Overture' — the moment when victory was announced — and a hat-trick victory at that — captured in the wonderful image above.

The players could not celebrate be wearing the trophy on their heads though as they would have been hard pressed to have lifted the iconic 1000 Guinea Trophy which was presented to them.

The band were declared 'Champions of Great Britain and the Colonies' and gained a cash prize of £50 (worth £3,400 today)4BR

Great Britain and the Colonies

The band were declared 'Champions of Great Britain and the Colonies' and gained a cash prize of £50 (worth £3,400 today) as well as a band instrument from sponsors Boosey & Hawkes work £21 a gold medal to the conductor valued at 5 guineas and a catalogue of music to the value of 4 guineas.



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Thursday 18 October • Byrkley Drive, Rangemore St, Burton upon Trent DE13 9RN DE13 9RN


Besses o' th' Barn Band - Celebration Concert

Friday 19 October • Shaw Playhouse 2. 2 Newtown Street, Oldham Ol2 8NX


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Northern College of Music Brass Band

Friday 19 October • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London. W1C 2DJ


Black Dyke Band - Elsecar Heritage Centre Barnsley

Saturday 20 October • Elsecar Heritage Centre Wath Road Elsecar Barnsley S74 8HJ


Woodfalls Band - Wellstead Community Choir

Saturday 20 October • Chandlers Ford Methodist Church. Winchester Rd, Chandler's Ford, Hants SO53 2GJ


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October 16 • Crewe Brass seek Eb and Bb bass, Euphonium and Baritone players. We are a friendly 1st Section Band and perform at a variety of events (including contests) under the baton of our MD Matt Pithers. Rehearsals are every Friday at 7.45pm in Shavington, Crewe.


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October 16 • FLUGEL . Under MD Duncan Beckley, Prospect Brass are on the look out for a FLUGEL player. Rehearsals are Mon/Fri 7-9pm in our very own bandroom which is within easy reach of Huddersfield & Wakefield.


Rob Nesbitt

BSc, PG Cert. Ed.
Cartoonist , illustrator, writer