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Heroes to get an early preview in London

July 26, 2021
Foden's Band will return to Regent Hall to preview the National test-piece alongside the composer in October.


Grand, Grand, Grand, Grand Whit Friday outcome by Foden's

July 10, 2021
The Foden's online Whit Friday contest raised over £4,000 for the two Whit Friday circuit organisers to help their efforts to return in 2022.

Matt Ford

Matt return for Foden's

June 29, 2021
Foden's Band will renew their musical partnership with big band singer Matt Ford next month to add a touch of Sinatra swing to their outdoor concert return.


Foden's delighted by Whit Friday success and support

June 04, 2021
The Foden's online Whit Friday Championships certainly proved popular across the globe with competitors and viewers alike.

Michael Fowles

4BR Monday Interview with Michael Fowles

May 31, 2021
Looking back at the Foden's online Whit Friday online action with the judge who enjoyed listening to every performance from around the world.


Enjoy the Whit Friday action...

May 28, 2021
The Foden's Whit Friday competition can be enjoyed today and tomorrow...

The answers

4BR Whit Friday Quiz

May 28, 2021
If you listen and look closely you should be able to work out the identity of all 10 marches to win a selection box of 10 great vintage brass band CDs...


Foden's Whit Friday draws

May 25, 2021
Find out where your favourite band has been drawn for the Foden's on-line event which takes place this Friday and Saturday — from 1 to 119...

Foden's Heritage

Heritage plans celebrated in Sandbach

May 14, 2021
Foden's will be using their latest Heritage Lottery Fund award to ensure their history isn't lost.


Heritage boost for Foden's

May 10, 2021
Foden's gain further Heritage Lottery Funding with ambitious plans to celebrate and share their proud history with their local community.


Record entry for Foden's on-line Whit Friday competitions

May 09, 2021
There will be a worldwide flavour to the march entertainment on offer at the forthcoming Foden's On-line Whit Friday events.

Mark Wilkinson

4BR Thursday Interview with Mark Wilkinson

April 22, 2021
4BR talks to Foden's Band Manager Mark Wilkinson to find out more about the worldwide response to their forthcoming online Whit Friday contest weekend and their plans to safeguard their musical future and recall their past.


Foden's add publishing arm to musical portfolio

April 20, 2021
Foden's Band Publishing will see the North West Area champion promote and develop their own stable of in-house composers.


Foden's launch 'PlayAlong' virtual resource

March 31, 2021
There is a great opportunity for young players to benefit from great virtual help from Foden's stars — and its all free.


Proactive media strategy pays off again for Foden's

February 22, 2021
North West band follows up Daily Telegraph photoshoot with a mini performance slot on Radio 5 Live...


Death of Allan Littlemore

February 20, 2021
The death has been announced of the hugely respected former Foden's and Leyland Band Manager, Allan Littlemore.


Foden's to present virtual concert

February 15, 2021
Although they won't be in Armagh this year, Foden's will still present a special musical treat for fans.


Open entry for Foden's Whit Friday contest

February 02, 2021
If you want to enter the 2021 Foden's online Whit Friday contest then time to find out more...


Foden's to support Whit Friday organisers

January 29, 2021
Foden's 2021 online Whit Friday event will help raise much needed funds for both the Tameside and Saddleworth Whit Friday organisers to help protect their traditional futures.


Wilkinson expertly Parrys banding assumptions

January 17, 2021
Foden's Band Manager Mark Wilkinson ensured there were no misconceptions about the plight of the banding world when he was recently interviewed on national radio.


4BR Awards: 2020 Band of the Year

January 01, 2021
The winner is...

Solo CD of the Year

4BR Awards: 2020 Solo CD of the Year

January 01, 2021
The winner is...


Foden's inspire Winter training

December 29, 2020
Foden's latest Arts Council England funded initiative has given players a timely Winter boost.


Still time to send a special Xmas card thanks to UniBrass and Foden's

December 21, 2020
You can still send a special festive e-card to families and friends — complete with a carol of your choice.


60th anniversary celebrations for Jimmie

December 12, 2020
Jimmie Charles — one of the great servants of Foden's Band, has notched up 60 years of stalwart service — with plenty more to come.

British Open

Bands reminded of rejoicing in public

July 29 • Bands have been reminded by the publishers of the British Open set-work of the performance rights associated with Edward Gregson's composition.


National Youth stay Well with new support

July 29 • The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain has enjoyed the support of one of the UK's leading pharmacy chains to put on its summer residential courses.


New lead at Brass Band Conductors Association

July 29 • James Holt is the new Chairperson of the Brass Band Conductors Association following a year of activity and positives under Mareika Gray's drive.


Wychavon opens doors for entrants

July 29 • There are spaces for Second, Third and Fourth Section bands at the popular Wychavon Festival of Brass.

Regent Hall Concerts - j5o brass quintet

Friday 30 July • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE

Regent Hall Concerts - Trafalgar Brass

Friday 6 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE

Regent Hall Concerts - Arc Brass

Friday 13 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE

Regent Hall Concerts - The Wind Ensemble of the Band of the RAF Regiment

Friday 20 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE

Regent Hall Concerts - The Brass Ensemble of the Central Band of the RAF

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

West Somerset Brass Band

July 27 • West Somerset Brass is looking to strengthen its cornet section both front and back row. We have commenced indoor rehearsals in line with BBE requirements. We are a friendly group and looking forward to commencing performances. All players welcome

Chapeltown Silver Prize Band

July 25 • MUSICAL DIRECTOR, we invite applications from enthusiastic, hardworking, motivated individuals, who will challenge and further develop the success of the band. Based North Sheffield, 5 mins from M1 jct 35/36, with a sensible balance of concerts/contests.

The Cobham Band

July 25 • Conductor - Our existing conductor moved back up north during lockdown but we are now back rehearsing. A fourth section SCABA band, we play bandstands, concerts and contest locally. We meet at 8pm each Monday and look forward to hearing from you

Craig Roberts

BA (Hons), MA
Conductor / Adjudicator


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