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Stalwarts honoured on Coronation weekend in East Anglia

May 27, 2023
A group of wonderful brass band stalwarts were honoured by presentations from East Anglian Brass Band Association.

Paul Mealor

Paul Mealor to work with Foden's in presidential role

May 11, 2023
The world renowned classical music composer Paul Mealor has become the new President of the National Champion, Foden's.

Holst and Arnold

Fund raising continues for major recording projects

April 20, 2023
The Gustav Holst and Malcolm Arnold Societies aim to raise funds for major CD releases from Cory and Foden's.


Foden's help get youngsters into the swing of things

April 18, 2023
National Champion link up with Matt Ford and Love Music Trust to inspire youngsters in the Big Band tradition.

Fodens Arts

Foden's inspire Arts awards for youngsters

March 24, 2023
23 youngsters have gained a recognised qualification award for their work inspired by Foden's Band.


Foden's to lead Coronation memories

March 17, 2023
The National Champion's visit to Norwich on Coronation weekend will provide the chance to remember the brass bands of 1937 and 1953.


Foden's head to Ludlow

March 16, 2023
If you are around the Ludlow area on Saturday why not pop in and enjoy the National Champions amid the splendour of its Norman Church.


New composer initiative at Foden's

March 10, 2023
The National Champion is offering young female composers an opportunity to write for the brass band medium with their new Arts Council England backed initiative.


Foden's in Coronation mode in Norwich

February 21, 2023
The National Champion will be hosting a workshop plus a special Coronation Concert in Norwich on the big day in May.


Foden's to head to Morley

February 16, 2023
The National Champion will be in Morley on Saturday 4th March as part of the Leeds 'Best of Brass' series.


Case study Heritage accolade for Foden's

February 03, 2023
The National Champion's outstanding work in preserving and celebrating their history has earned them case study status from the Heritage Lottery.


Past, present and future for Foden's at home and at RNCM Festival

January 24, 2023
A new 'Heritage Centre' will help secure the future as well celebrate the National Champion's rich history, whilst their RNCM appearance this weekend will do the same...


Foden's and Gray partner ConductIT project

January 21, 2023
Foden's preparation and performances under Russell Gray are now part of the worldwide (and free) ConductIT programme.


Foden's continue to conserve rich history

January 03, 2023
The proud heritage of the National Champion continues to be preserved for future generations to enjoy.


2022 4BR Conductor of the Year

December 25, 2022
The outstanding Russell Gray — the man who added a fourth National Championship as well as a first Brass in Concert title to his CV in 2022 is the 4BR Conductor of the Year.


2022 4BR Player of the Year

December 25, 2022
Richard Poole of Foden's rounds off a fantastic year of performance brilliance by becoming 4BR Player of the Year.

Richard Poole

Extra silverware for Poole

December 22, 2022
Richard Poole has added yet another accolade to a memorable 2022 by being voted as Foden's Band 'Player of the Year'.

Matt Ford

On the ninth day of Christmas...

December 09, 2022
There's the chance to sing alongside Matt Ford and the National Champion Foden's Band.

Fodens plinth

Foden's adds to local presence to add to world wide appeal

November 15, 2022
The National Champion has made sure visitors can find out more about them in the heart of their town.


Foden's set for Warwick visit

November 01, 2022
The National Champion will head to Warwick later this month to lead a workshop day and world premiere performance.

National Trophy

Report & Result: 2022 National Championship of Great Britain

October 15, 2022
Foden's retain their hold on the National title after a day of intriguing and encouraging 'Hyperlink' action at the Royal Albert Hall.


Foden's add their own extra hyperlinks

October 13, 2022
Foden's have been inspired by Peter Graham's test-piece to add yet more hyperlinks to their brand new website


Busy London prep for National Champion

October 11, 2022
Foden's to make hyperlinks in Sandbach and London with a little Swiss help on hand.


Bousie set for marathon performance

September 26, 2022
Foden's Mark Bousie will be looking to complete the ultimate London test to help support a wonderful cause.


Foden's to mark Mortimer anniversaries

September 16, 2022
The National Champion will mark the birth and death of the remarkable Harry Mortimer later this month in a special concert.


Downunder link for Denis Wick Products

June 5 • A new agreement confirms exclusive distribution in Australia for its products.


Stavanger announce new conducting duo

June 5 • Frederic Theodoloz and Ian Porthouse will lead Stavanger in their major championship appearances in 2023 and 2024.

Downshire Brass

Final chord approaches for Alcorn and Downshire

June 4 • The successful musical partnership between Prof Michael Alcorn and Downshire Brass is to come to an end.

Socail Media

BBE to help bands master social media

June 4 • If you want to be much better at using social media to benefit your band, Brass Bands England will be hosting a special webinar to help you along.

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Salon Orchestra

Friday 9 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. . W1C2DJ

Leicestershire Co-op Band - The Great British Music Hall concert

Saturday 10 June • The Palace Community Centre. Ibstock . Leicestershire LE67 6LG

Besses Boys' Band - Besses Boys' Band Summer Concert

Saturday 10 June • St Mary's Church, Prestwich, Greater Manchester M25 1AN

Newtown March Contest - Newtown (Mid Wales) March and Open Air Contest

Sunday 11 June • Newtown Town Hall Grounds. Back Lane. Newtown. Powys SY16 2NZ

Regent Hall Concerts - Sun Bones Trombone Trio

Tuesday 13 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London

Mereside Brass

June 5 • MERESIDE BRASS (Northwich, Cheshire) are looking for a front row CORNET, possibly PRINCIPAL for the right player and a PERCUSSIONIST. We are a friendly 4th Section band, currently not contesting but with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events

Besses Boys' Band

June 5 • Besses Boys' Band (2nd Section NW) are looking for a TUTTI SOLO CORNET to join the band. Rehearsals take place Monday and Friday, 19:30-21:30 in Simister, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 2SB

Grange Moor Brass Band

June 4 • Eb/BBb bass, percussion (tuned or kit) & baritone are Grange Moor Brass Band's current vacancies. All of these sections are populated at the moment, but due to various reasons, we are looking to bolster each of these positions.

John Durrant

MA LLCM TD CertEd (Dist)
Conductor, Band Trainer, Composer, Trumpet and Cornet Soloist, Arranger, Adjudicator


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