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Foden's set for carol marathon...

November 20, 2019
Foden's to raise funds for Palanga with a marathon carol playing session — and you can direct them on their way too...


Lovatt star to shine over Bolton for Christmas

November 14, 2019
Mike Lovatt and Foden's Band will be heading to Bolton next month for a concerts and a very special masterclass treat — free to under 16s!


Report & Results: 2019 Foden's Solo, Duet & Ensemble Competition

November 05, 2019
There was a Belgian champion crowned at the popular Foden's event — but in truth everyone who took part was a winner — from the youngest to the oldest 'vintage' performer.


Final touches in place for Foden's contest

October 30, 2019
Even the homemade cakes have been prepared for a record 135 players and supporters at this weekend's Foden's Solo, Duet & Quartet competition in Sandbach.


Foden's tutors inspire East Anglian youth

October 24, 2019
Tutors from Foden's Band have helped inspire young players from the age of 10 upwards at the recent East Anglian Brass Band Association Brass Training Day.


New horn signing at Foden's

October 17, 2019
Foden's bid fond farewell to Nat Martin and welcome Grace Jeffers to their horn section.


Don't forget Foden's at Regent Hall

October 11, 2019
If you are London today them why not enjoy a sneak preview of the National Champion on Titan form at Regent Hall


Foden's renew Regent Hall appearance

October 08, 2019
Foden's to perform on eve of National Championships at Regent Hall — with a preview of the test-piece and a tribute to Philip Biggs to be heard.


Foden's Solo, Duet & Quartet contest gains new support

September 27, 2019
The popular Solo, Duet & Quartet contest has gained new support this year as well looking for a new generation of judges.


Foden's to showcase National defence on eve of Albert Hall

September 22, 2019
The traditional 'Eve of National Final' concert at Regent Hall will see Foden's pay tribute to Philip Biggs as well as showcase 'Titan' defence.


Foden's on look out for injection of youth

September 21, 2019
Young players can once again enjoy being part of the Foden's Youth and Junior Bands — the ideal way to help develop their musical skill sets.


Foden's to create a buzz to tackle social isolation

September 20, 2019
The National champion has linked up with Age UK Cheshire in an innovative attempt to tackle the problem of social isolation amongst older people.


Kapitol support for National Champions

July 30, 2019
The popular Foden's Solo & Ensemble competition has gained new support from Brass Band World magazine and Kapitol Promotions.


Foden's set for Peterborough debut

July 25, 2019
The National Champion will make its concert debut in Peterborough in September by linking up with local choirs.


Foden's get new Kitchen fitting

July 17, 2019
The experienced percussionist Jonathan Kitchen has joined the National Champion

Mike Lovatt

Still time to team up with Lovatt and Houlding

July 09, 2019
If you want to enjoy a great masterclass experience from Mike Lovatt and Chris Houlding then there is still time to sign up.


Foden's to add free Lovatt masterclass to concert appearance

June 30, 2019
National Champion add extra attractions to their forthcoming appearance in Mossley next month.


Bramwell Tovey to undergo medical treatment

June 21, 2019
4BR has been informed that Bramwell Tovey is to undergo medical treatment after being diagnosed with cancer.

Whit Friday

Report & Results: 2019 Whit Friday (Tameside)

June 15, 2019
Foden's take the spoils at the Tameside Whit Friday Championships once again.


Foden's spearhead fantastic collective with Superbrass

June 08, 2019
A combination of the National Champions, British Open Youth Champions and one heck of a supergroup should make for an occasion not to miss in Mossley next month.


Communal support to help Foden's get to Palanga

May 08, 2019
Foden's 2020 European fund raising efforts to get a boost from local bands.

Love Music

Foden's & Love Music Trust quartet ready for premiere performances

May 02, 2019
The four finalists in the Foden's & Love Music Trust Composer Competition have been announced.


The next train arriving at Foden's Sandbach station is...

April 10, 2019
People getting off at Sandbach Station will immediately know that they are at the home of the National Champion...


Foden's ready for Welsh swingers

March 21, 2019
The National Champion is heading to Newtown in Powys this weekend for their big band extravaganza with swing singer Matt Ford.

National Finals

2019 National Finalists confirmed

March 18, 2019
The list of bands who will challenge for National honours in the autumn is now complete following the last round of 2019 Regional contests on the weekend.


Cavanagh takes baritone role at Black Dyke

December 5 • Michael Cavanagh becomes the new solo baritone players at Black Dyke


Black Dyke awards to McGlynn and Smith

December 5 • Dave McGlynn and Dave Smith are presented with the 'Bandsman of the Year' and 'Pondasher' awards at Black Dyke's annual presentation evening.


RNCM and BBE offer conducting workshop to help redress gender balance

December 5 • The RNCM and Brass Bands England link to offer conducting workshop opportunities for female-identifying, trans and non-binary conductors to help in redressing gender imbalance in brass banding.


2020 heralds new arrivals at City of Bradford

December 5 • New players will be making their way to the City of Bradford organisation this Christmas

Black Dyke Band - Huddersfield Choral Society

Friday 6 December • Huddersfield Town Hall, Corporation Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

St Albans City Band - Nextstage Community Choir

Friday 6 December • Homewood Road URC Church , Sandpit Lane, St Albans AL1 3RD

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band presents "Christmas wit

Friday 6 December • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ

London Metropolitan Brass - Annual Charity Christmas Concert

Saturday 7 December • East Finchley Methodist Church, 205B High Rd, Finchley, London N2 8AN

The Fairey Band - Dobross Youth Band

Saturday 7 December • Civic Hall/Lee St, Oldham OL3 6AE OL3 6AE

Haverhill Silver Band

December 5 • Haverhill Silver Band require a 1st class Horn player, in preparation for 2020 contest season.

Ellenbrook and Boothstown Brass Band

December 5 • We are a friendly, non-contesting community band looking for a new Conductor, and players to beef up all sections.. Based near Manchester and Wigan we have a range of abilities and welcome all to come and give us a try at Mon or Weds practices 8:15 - 10pm.

Chinnor Silver

December 5 • we are looking for a FLUGEL PLAYER to complete our line up.. rehearsals are on a wednesday in our own bandroom[others when required}. good but realistic book of concerts and contests planned.

Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.


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