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Judges announced for Foden's Solo & Ensemble competition

September 21, 2020
There is an impressive line-up of judges to be impressed at the 10th anniversary Foden's Solo & Ensemble Competition — so make sure you get your entries in.


Anna calls it a playing day with Foden's

September 18, 2020
The outstanding cornet player Anna Hughes-Williams has decided to give up her full time playing commitment with Foden's Band.


Foden's Youth and Juniors sets for virtual experience

September 15, 2020
Over 85 young players will enjoy a virtual musical experience later this month at the Foden's Youth and Junior Bands' latest Workshop Day.


Foden's enjoy virtual trip back to Armagh

August 29, 2020
Members of the Foden's band once again inspired players on the Armagh Old Boys Summer School course — although this year it was all done online.


Foden's to represent England at 2022 Europeans

August 27, 2020
Brass Bands England has announced that Foden's will be the English representative band at the 2022 European Championships in Innsbruck, Austria.


Foden's to take Solo & Ensemble Competition online

August 25, 2020
The 10th anniversary event will be held online this year to ensure brass and percussion players are brought together safely in competition.


Foden's set to welcome the world to Armagh

August 12, 2020
The annual Armagh Summer School will be a virtual event this year — lead by tutors from Foden's Band and open to players from around the world.


Foden's keep up the lockdown entertainment

August 03, 2020
The second Foden's 'Lockdown Podcast' sees John Barber chat with big band singer Matt Ford, funding expert Carole Crompton and frustrated Spurs fan, Michael Fowles...


Foden's launch lockdown podcasts

July 06, 2020
The ever inventive Sandbach band is making sure it is reaching out to its fans all over the world.


Report & Results: 2020 Foden's on-line Whit Friday

June 09, 2020
There was a fantastic worldwide response to the Foden's on-line Whit Friday competition with the British Army leading the way into friendly battle...


Foden's ready to welcome the world to Whit Friday

June 04, 2020
The Foden's Band will host 79 bands from across the world for their virtual Whit Friday on-line competition — so sit back and enjoy a fantastic few hours of brass band music making...


Crompton strengthens artistic link to Foden's

May 14, 2020
One of the UKs leading arts funding professionals has become a Vice President of the Foden's Band.


Foden's mark VE Day with Help for Heroes performance

May 08, 2020
Foden's Band has helped mark the 75th anniversary celebrations of VE Day with a musical performance in support of the Help for Heroes charity.


Foden's to host virtual Whit Friday contest

May 06, 2020
Foden's launch on-line Whit Friday competition — with bands able to enter into the spirit of the event from the comfort of their own homes anywhere in the world...


Foden's gain major cash help through Arts Council England

May 01, 2020
North West champion has successfully applied for over £33,000 of funding from Arts Council England's 'Covid 19' programme.

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The Foden's Show...

April 11, 2020
The latest piece of self ilsotaed entertainment from the North West champion is full of a bunch of Muppets...


Foden's socially distance for their Seaside Rendezvous...

April 05, 2020
Foden's have enjoyed a fun trip to the seaside — all well within the current social distancing guidelines of course...


Foden's launch on-line Brass Music Festival

April 02, 2020
Foden's hope to get players from all over the world involved in their latest musical initiative.


Foden's vow to keep reducing social isolation

March 26, 2020
The successful initiative that helps socially isolated people will restart — but only when the official all clear from the Coronavirus is given.


Foden's keep banding link to north Wales

March 21, 2020
Before the Coronavirus hit, Foden's players ensured they kept musical spirits up in north Wales.


Foden's warm up for Blackpool defence with Patron support

February 22, 2020
Foden's ensured that over 500 of their patron's got a sneak preview of their Area title defence preparations at a concert in their home town.


Foden's enjoy 20th visit to Armagh

February 13, 2020
Foden's Band once again enjoyed their unique visit to Armagh to maintain a special musical relationship.


Foden's to head to Armagh for 20th time

January 10, 2020
Foden's will head for another weekend of fantastic music making with friends later this month.


Lovatt and Foden's get Top Brass spot

December 31, 2019
Mike Lovatt and Foden's Band will be featured on James Morrison's Radio 2 'Top Brass' programme this month.


Foden's help overcome isolation with new initiative

December 07, 2019
A new partnership between Foden's Band and Age UK Cheshire will help fight isolation and loneliness through making music together...


Bergby to lead Heaton pilgrims in live-streamed concert

September 25 • Ingar Bergby will direct the world premiere of a new suite of Wilfred Heaton music in a free live-streamed concert given by Eikanger Bjorsvik Musikklag Band this Sunday.


Cory online championship reaches weekend climax

September 24 • The 35 bands in the Championship and Fourth/Unregistered Sections will showcase their entertainment programmes on Friday and Saturday for the banding world to enjoy.


BBE launches Crowdfunding partnership to Save our Brass Bands

September 24 • Brass Bands England will be working with the fundraising platform Crowdfundier.co.uk to try and help bands through the COVID-19 crisis.


Lord Jeans reaches landmark

September 24 • Lord Blaston of Leicestershire — aka trombone star and conductor, Chris Jeans has been celebrating his 60th birthday today...

The Marple Band - Marple Band Autumn Concert

Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY

The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU

The Marple Band - Marple Band Family Christmas Concert

Friday 18 December • Marple Conservative Club, church Lane, Marple, SK6 6AY

Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Saturday 9 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ

Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Sunday 10 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ

Chadderton Band

September 16 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections + EUPH and percussion. Most welcome to come along and have a blow give us a try.

Amesbury Town Band

September 16 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After Covid!

Bollington Brass Band

September 14 • To complete our band line up once COVID restrictions are lifted we require a Bass Trombone, Percussionist (Kit) and 2nd Baritone player. We practice Mon and Thurs 8-10pm at Bollington Arts Centre. (Nr Macclesfield/Stockport) Currently NW 1st Section.

Andreas Kratz

Mus.B (hons)
Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher


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