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Foden's to preview Hyperlink ahead of National defence

August 16, 2022
Foden's Band will preview the National Final test-piece at Regents Hall on the eve of the contest.

Bram Tovey

Death of Bramwell Tovey

July 13, 2022
The death has been announced of the conductor Bramwell Tovey.


Foden's guide proves to be worldwide success

July 09, 2022
Foden's 'Welcome to the Bandroom' free access project has been a great hit.


Long awaited return to Stroud for Foden's

June 22, 2022
The National Champion will be making a long awaited return to Stroud this weekend.

Mercer and Barker

Mercer & Barker add to artist line-up

June 22, 2022
Ashley Dixon is the latest player to join the Mercer & Barker stable of Performance Artists.


Foden's open online doors for Welcome project

June 21, 2022
A new educational initiative brings the sights and sounds of the National Champion to youngsters.


Foden's to celebrate decade of youth investment

June 08, 2022
National Champion to showcase 10 years of youth development — and past players can get a free ticket to enjoy it.


Foden's head to Hitchin following Euros

May 06, 2022
Foden's will link up with Hitchin Band this weekend to help promote youth brass playing in Hertfordshire.

Howard Snell

European Memories: Interview with Howard Snell

April 19, 2022
We talk to Howard Snell about some of his European Championship memories — from Desford and Daphnis and Eikanger's Enigmas to Foden's fire breathing Dragon...


European memories: Interview with Nick Hudson

April 15, 2022
We talk to the former Foden's trombone star who gave one of the most memorable individual performances on 'The Year of the Dragon' to help his band claim the European title in Cardiff in 1992.


Friday interview with Mark Wilkinson

February 25, 2022
On the eve of the Regional Championships we talk to 2022 Iles Medal recipient, Mark Wilkinson of Foden's Band


European youth to link up with Foden's

February 24, 2022
The European Youth Brass Band will perform with Foden's Band in a concert prelude to the competitive at the European Championships in Birmingham.


Foden's on Gard to bag partnership

January 28, 2022
The National Champion has continued its partnership link with Gardbags.


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.


Spanish euphonium success in Jeju

August 19 • José Manuel Vázquez Calatayud of Spain has joined a prestigious list of past euphonium winners of the Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival Brass Competition.


Great deals on London hotels for bands

August 19 • Rooms4groups have exclusive group hotel deals on offer — but you will have to be quick to book them...


Göta gets Hood help for National assault

August 19 • The Swedish national champion enlists the help of Jamie Hood for their title defence.


Capstaff adds Hatfield & Askern baton to CV

August 19 • Yorkshire band welcomes the innovative conducting talent of Jack Capstaff to lead them.

Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band - Lotherton Hall

Sunday 28 August • Lotherton Hall. Off Collier Lane. Aberford. LS25 3EB LS25 3EB

Newstead Brass - Newark Brass Explosion

Monday 29 August • Newark Castle, . Castle Gate, Newark NG24 1BG

Contest: Greenfield Autumn Leaves March & Hymn Contest

Sunday 4 September • Ladhill Playing Fields, Greenfield, Oldhamm OL3 7JW

Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 10 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA

Derwent Brass - Under The Stars

Saturday 17 September • Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate, Derby DE1 3GP

Stretford Band

August 18 • Tenor Horn required, position negotiable. We are a local, friendly band with a varied concert programme in the following months. If you are looking for a change please come along and meet the band.

Chinnor Silver

August 18 • With the band entering an exciting period as we look to appoint a new MD we require Eb & Bb BASS AND PERCUSSION players to join us.Rehearsals on a Wednesday in our own bandroom.. Other players please apply as willing to move around for the right person.

St. Ronan's Silver Band

August 16 • We are seeking to appoint a PRINCIPAL CORNET PLAYER to our friendly, hard-working 2nd Section Band based in Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders, only 50 mins from Edinburgh. Great programme of contests/concerts & other events.

Stephen Tighe

Adjudicator / Music Director / Arranger


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