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4BR Awards: 2020 Band of the Year

January 01, 2021
The winner is...

Solo CD of the Year

4BR Awards: 2020 Solo CD of the Year

January 01, 2021
The winner is...


Foden's inspire Winter training

December 29, 2020
Foden's latest Arts Council England funded initiative has given players a timely Winter boost.


Still time to send a special Xmas card thanks to UniBrass and Foden's

December 21, 2020
You can still send a special festive e-card to families and friends — complete with a carol of your choice.


60th anniversary celebrations for Jimmie

December 12, 2020
Jimmie Charles — one of the great servants of Foden's Band, has notched up 60 years of stalwart service — with plenty more to come.


Foden's offer free Winter Training Day

December 07, 2020
There is a fantastic free Winter Training Day to be part of thanks to Foden's Band — but you need to be quick to sign up.


Next steps for Foden's gains Arts Council funding

November 27, 2020
Successful Grants for Arts grant application sees Foden's awarded £31,500 towards a total project cost of £61,888 over next three years.

Bram Tovey

Foden's catch up with Tovey for podcast

November 17, 2020
The latest Foden's podcast sees John Barber catch up with the inspirational Bramwell Tovey.

Solo comp

Foden's delight at online response

November 09, 2020
The recent Foden's Online Solo & Ensemble Competition certainly made an impression on viewers across the banding world.


Curtin joy at Eire shot success

November 05, 2020
Foden's euphonium star has been thrilled by the worldwide response to his debut CD release.


Report & Results: 2020 Foden's Online Solo & Ensemble Competition

November 01, 2020
A worldwide audience enjoyed the performances from the talented online competitors taking part in Foden's latest initiative.


Foden's get ready for contest broadcast

October 29, 2020
There is a great evening of wonderful solo and ensemble playing to savour on Friday as you can sit back and enjoy the finalists taking part in the Foden's online Solo & Ensemble contest.


Curtin raised on new release from Foden's euph star

October 26, 2020
The much anticipated new CD release from Gary Curtin is now available to enjoy.


Foden's solo finalists announced

October 08, 2020
The solo contenders for four categories of the online Foden's competition have been announced.


Great response to Foden's online Solo & Ensemble competition

October 02, 2020
Over 70 worldwide entrants with more to come as Foden's look forward to hosting their 10th anniversary Solo & Ensemble competition online.


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...


Enjoy the 4BR winners at Wobplay

January 15 • You can now enjoy a dozen 4BR 'CD of the Year' releases on the Wobplay.com platform.


BBE strengthens foundation work for bands

January 15 • Brass Bands England has appointed five new Youth Development Brass Specialists to provide essential community help and assist partnership building.


Geneva launches worldwide cornet competition

January 15 • Phillip McCann and Geneva Group launch exciting new cornet competition seeking to inspire the next generation of lyrical performers.

Sunday Bandstand

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

January 15 • Chris Helme is reaching out to even more people now as another radio station adds to his list of brass band output.

Black Dyke Band - Brighouse & Rastrick, Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Contest: 100thSpring Festival

Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL

Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 28 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3

Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA

Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH

Foss Dyke Band

January 1 • Front Row Cornet vacancy still up for grabs. Come and join Foss and enjoy our newly refurbished band room with newly appointed MD David Dernley. Foss Dyke are a 1st Section Band with a moderate contest and concert schedule.

Dr. Stephen Arthur Allen

D. Phil. (Oxon) [Ph.D Oxford University], GBSM, LTCL, ABSM, ALCM, Cert. Ed.


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