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Foden's Band celebrating

World Rankings: September update

September 16, 2023
Foden's edge closer to number 1 spot following their impressive victory in Birmingham last weekend.

British Open

Report & Result: 2023 British Open Championship

September 09, 2023
Foden's delivers an appropriately scorching account of Sand and Stars to win the 169th British Open title at a sun cooked Symphony Hall.

Russell Gray

Interview with Russell Gray

September 08, 2023
We catch up with the Scottish conductor as he seeks to claim his first British Open title and looks forward to becoming a 'Pops' star in Minneapolis.

Fodens Youth Band

Foden's Youth ready for new season with new players

September 07, 2023
Youngsters wishing to apply to be part of the Foden's Youth Band will have plenty to look forward to over the coming year.

Russell Gray

Gray appointed to orchestral MD role in USA

September 02, 2023
Russell Gray has been appointed as Musical Director of the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra.


Foden's renew link to East Anglia

August 30, 2023
Players from the National Champion will return to East Anglia later this year as part of the local Association's banding events.


Inclusive lead made by Foden's

August 23, 2023
A pioneering partnership between the National Champion, Love Music Trust and Warwick Music Group offers a future of musical inclusiveness for hearing impaired and deaf children.


Curtin's open for Adams showroom evening

August 07, 2023
Gary Curtin will be holding a special open evening to showcase the trio of Adams euphoniums that are now making such a mark on the brass band world.


Foden's celebrate new female compositional voices

July 13, 2023
Naomi Hill becomes the first winner of the Foden's Band 'Female Composition Initiative' with her work, 'What a Saviour!'


Foden's to preview National mountain assault

July 08, 2023
The National champion will be at Regent Hall the night before they look to make it three wins in a row on Edward Gregson's test-piece.


Foden's announce trio of works by female composers

July 05, 2023
Three new works by young female composers will be performed by the National Champion as part of their latest Arts Council England initiative.


Foden's complete Heaton Legacy with special recording

July 01, 2023
Foden's Band has recorded a special Heaton Legacy documentary with Paul Hindmarsh and World of Sound for the Wobplay.com multi-media platform.

Fodens Youth

Raisbeck bows out after a decade of youth inspiration

June 20, 2023
Ian Raisbeck bows out with pride after a decade and more of inspirational leadership with the Foden's Youth Band


Foden's thank composer submissions

June 11, 2023
National Champions thank writers who have entered their latest composer initiative.


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.


40 year Anglo German musical link set to continue

September 29 • Kirkbymoorside Town is set to host the Himmighausen Blasorchester to further strengthen a 40 year musical link between their communities.


JAM makers required

September 29 • Composers can submit scores for SATB choir, brass quintet and organ, or any combination of these forces, for the annual 'Call for Music' initiative from the John Armitage Memorial Trust.

Woodhouse Silver Prize

New MD at Woodhouse Prize

September 29 • Robert Hardy is the new Musical Director at Woodhouse Prize Band in Yorkshire.


New additions to Wobplay platform

September 29 • You can now go back and enjoy the performances from the British Open and Cheltenham National Finals as well as listen to a new release from Flowers and start studying the 2024 Area test-pieces.

Luton Brass Band - Masterclass with David Daws

Wednesday 27 September • St Augustine's Church, Luton LU3 2JR

South Yorkshire Police -

Saturday 30 September • Sheffield Catherdral. Church Street. Sheffield. S1 1HA

Epping Forest Band - Thundersley Brass Band

Saturday 30 September • Salvation Army Hall, Hadleigh, Essex SS7 20F

Friary Brass Band - guest soloist Tom Smith

Saturday 30 September • Trinity Methodist Church. Brewery Road. Woking GU21 4LH

Contest: Bolsover Festival of Brass

Saturday 30 September • Shirebrook Academy, Common Lane, Shirebrook. Derbyshire NG20 8QF

Harlow Brass Band

September 29 • Seeking a MUSICAL DIRECTOR - We are a friendly, non-contesting band who play to a good standard. We hold our own Spring and Christmas concerts and provide entertainment at various local events throughout the year.

East of England Co-op Band

September 27 • We are looking for an Eb or Bb bass player to fill a vacancy due to a player's relocation. We are a friendly and ambitious Championship section band who rehearse in Ipswich, Suffolk on a Monday evening. We have a healthy concert and contest diary.

Uppermill Band

September 27 • EXCITING TIMES AHEAD AS WE START A NEW CHAPTER. Following a period of rebuilding and the appointment of our new MD JAMES GARLICK, we require a PERCUSSIONIST to complete our team. We are a hardworking and committed team.

Alwyn Green

Conductor, composer, arranger, adjudicator, teacher and soloist


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