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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.

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.

British Open

Limited tickets only for British Open

June 28 • There are only a limited number of tickets now available for September's British Open Championship.

Gavin Higgins

Higgins continues to champion brass band music

June 28 • Composer Gavin Higgins took the opportunity to champion brass bands once again at the world premiere of his latest major work at the Aldeburgh Festival.

Black Dyke

Black Dyke to open doors for Kerkrade

June 28 • Black Dyke will hold an open rehearsal ahead of their trip to Kerkrade for the World Music Contest Championship.

Brass in Concert

Brass in Concert tickets go on sale

June 28 • Tickets for the 2022 Brass in Concert Championships go on sale today — with a great line-up of bands to enjoy at Sage Gateshead.

Grimethorpe Colliery Band - KKL Luzern, Switzerland – Brassed Off Live!

Saturday 2 July • Europapl. 1, 6005 Luzern 6005 Luzern

Boarshurst Silver Band - Silk Brass

Sunday 3 July • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7EW

Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band - Keithley & Worth Valley Railway - Oxenhope Station

Sunday 3 July • Oxenhope Station K&W Railway. Mill Lane. Oxenhope BD22 9LB

Derwent Brass - THIS IS DERWENT 30! Gala Concert

Saturday 9 July • Allestree Woodlands School Theatre, Blenheim Drive, Allestree, Derby DE22 2LW

Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band - Summer Music Sunday - RHS Harlow Carr Gardens

Sunday 10 July • RHS Harlow Carr Gardens. Crag Lane. Harrogate. HG3 1QB HG3 1QB

Linthwaite Band

June 27 • We are a friendly 4th section Band, based in Huddersfield, currently looking for front row cornet players and a percussionist.

Harlow Brass Band

June 27 • HBB are a friendly, non-contesting band who have a vacancy for a MUSICAL DIRECTOR. We play at various local events and hold our own concert twice a year. We play to a good standard and are looking for an MD who can take us forward.

Blidworth Welfare Band

June 24 • The Championship section Blidworth Welfare band are now accepting applications for the position of BBb bass Player. Following an excellent Midlands area and 1st place at Buxton contest we are looking for a Bass player to join our ranks. .

Alan Fernie

Arranger, composer, adjudicator, conductor


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