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Foden's seek new players

January 07, 2022
National champion looks to inspire the next generation of musical talent in their ranks.

Band of the Year

2021 4BR Band of the Year

December 25, 2021
The National Champion Foden's retains its 4BR Band of the Year accolade.


2021 4BR Contest Performance of the Year

December 25, 2021
Foden's memorably heroic performances of Bruce Broughton's National Final test-piece claims the 'Contest Performance of the Year' accolade.


Postcode bonus for National Champion

December 24, 2021
The Foden's Band has been successful with an application to the 'People's Postcode Trust' to fund their latest initiative.


Curtin goes Dutch with Adams link

December 16, 2021
The Foden's euphonium star has become an Adams Brass Artist.


Accolades to Foden's trio

December 15, 2021
Gary Curtin, Richard Poole and Mark Landon are honoured by the National Champions.

Fodens Pub

Festive cheer from Foden's

November 24, 2021
Three classic Christmas carols in fantastic new arrangements from John Barber and Foden's Band.


Foden's make official Mercer & Barker link

November 13, 2021
The National Champion has announced its partnership with mouthpiece maker Mercer & Barker.


Elgar volumes added to wobplay.com platform

November 06, 2021
Two seminal recordings of the music of Edward Elgar have been added to the Wobplay.com recording platform.


Foden's looking for eager Explorers

October 28, 2021
The National Champion is looking to help youngsters gain an 'Explore Arts Award'.

Brass in Concert

The Entertainers are coming...

October 25, 2021
The countdown is on for the Brass in Concert Championships — with brilliant entertainment guaranteed


Foden's to mark Littlemore banding contribution

October 17, 2021
The contribution made by Allan Littlemore to the banding movement and to Foden's and Leyland Bands will be marked in a special concert in Sandbach later today.

Foden's Band

World Rankings — October update

October 13, 2021
The Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com World Rankings have finally returned after a break of over 18 months due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.


Steam, silver and success

October 08, 2021
Foden's Band enjoy worldwide media interest — but keep local traditions close at hand


Foden's overwhelmed by worldwide messages

October 07, 2021
The new Champion Band of Great Britain has received hundreds of messages of congratulations from around the banding world.


Heroic reflections with Russell Gray

October 07, 2021
4BR catches up with Foden's winning conductor to talk about his third National title success and how he approached the score to Bruce Broughton's test piece to do it with the band at the Albert Hall on the weekend.

Albert Hall Trophy

Report & Result: 2021 National Championships of Great Britain

October 02, 2021
On a contest day of challenges, Foden's deliver the winning Heroes performance to lift the National Trophy in London


Social distancing option for Heroes

September 28, 2021
Foden's Regent Hall pre-National concert will have the option of audience social distancing.


Foden's to honour Littlemore memory

September 23, 2021
The contribution made by Allan Littlemore to the banding movement and to Foden's and Leyland Bands in particular will be marked next month in a special concert.


Musical tribute to mark Snell's 85th birthday

September 22, 2021
Two of the band's that have enjoyed a special musical relationship with Howard Snell have joined forces to wish him a wonderful 85th birthday.


Foden's cancel 2021 solo competition

September 22, 2021
The return to live performances has meant a change in the schedule for the popular event which will return in person in 2022.


Cattanach joins tuba artiste team at Mercer & Barker

September 06, 2021
The respected BBb tuba player Andy Cattanach will endorse the new MB5 model for the tuba player looking for the all round package.


Foden's Youth set return

August 29, 2021
The Foden's Youth and Junior Bands will start to meet up again — and there is a great opportunity to be part of it.


Foden's to provide Regent Hall National prelude

August 26, 2021
Foden's will showcase Bruce Broughton's 'Heroes' test-piece on the eve of the Albert Hall Final — accompanied by the composer.


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.

Paul Hindmarsh

Wednesday interview with Paul Hindmarsh

January 19 • We catch up with Paul Hindmarsh, the Artistic Director of the RNCM Brass Festival, ahead of the showcase event at the end of the month in Manchester.


Cutt passes on Argos experience at Dobcross

January 19 • Garry Cutt has paid a welcome visit to Dobcross Silver Band to help with their preparations for the forthcoming North West Regional Championships.


Death of Ian Brown

January 19 • The death has been announced of the respected euphonium player Ian Brown


Scottish Championship judges announced

January 19 • The judges who will make the all important decisions in Perth in March have been announced.

Glossop Old Band - Cadishead Public Band

Sunday 23 January • Glossop Band Club, Derby Street, Glossop. SK13 8LP

Black Dyke Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 29 January • Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD

Regent Hall Concerts - The International Staff Band of the Salvation Army

Saturday 29 January • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ

Black Dyke Band - Gladstone Theatre

Sunday 30 January • Greendale Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH62 4XB

Glossop Old Band - Silk Brass Band

Sunday 30 January • Glossop Band Club, Derby Street, Glossop. SK13 8LP

Forest of Dean Brass

January 18 • Do you fancy playing Spectrum at the West of England Areas in March? We are currently looking for a Front Row Cornet to complete our line-up. We rehearse on a Tuesday and Thursday at our bandroom in Yorkley, Forest of Dean GL15 4TA

The Cobham Band

January 17 • The Cobham Band is fully up and running again and requires a EUPHONIUM or BARITONE player. We have some great concerts planned including bandstand dates for the new season under our new conductor, Jim Lynch.. .

Shrewsbury Brass Band

January 15 • Are you looking for a change of scene or want to get back into banding with an ambitious and hardworking band? We have a vacancy for an experienced front row cornet player, BBb Bass player, and 2 percussionists.

Neil Samuel



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