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Fodens plinth

Foden's adds to local presence to add to world wide appeal

November 15, 2022
The National Champion has made sure visitors can find out more about them in the heart of their town.


Foden's set for Warwick visit

November 01, 2022
The National Champion will head to Warwick later this month to lead a workshop day and world premiere performance.

National Trophy

Report & Result: 2022 National Championship of Great Britain

October 15, 2022
Foden's retain their hold on the National title after a day of intriguing and encouraging 'Hyperlink' action at the Royal Albert Hall.


Foden's add their own extra hyperlinks

October 13, 2022
Foden's have been inspired by Peter Graham's test-piece to add yet more hyperlinks to their brand new website


Busy London prep for National Champion

October 11, 2022
Foden's to make hyperlinks in Sandbach and London with a little Swiss help on hand.


Bousie set for marathon performance

September 26, 2022
Foden's Mark Bousie will be looking to complete the ultimate London test to help support a wonderful cause.


Foden's to mark Mortimer anniversaries

September 16, 2022
The National Champion will mark the birth and death of the remarkable Harry Mortimer later this month in a special concert.


Foden's looks for new signings...

September 16, 2022
Foden's Youth Band is looking for a new cohort of players to join the ranks...

Armagh Fodens

Stars align in Armagh for 20th anniversary celebrations

August 30, 2022
Tutors from Foden's Band once again headed to Armagh to help inspire over 60 delegates on its 20th anniversary Summer School Course.


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.

Festival Brass Band

Report & Results: 2022 Belgian National Championships

November 30 • Festival Brass ends 14 year wait for second Belgian National title success as section victories go to BB de Grensbewoners Smeermaas and Brasssband Panta Rhei in Heist-op-den-Berg.


Lydbrook help lottery love story for Christmas

November 29 • The Lydbrook Band has played their part in this year's EuroMillions Lotto Christmas advert.


Bobble help for East London in Perth

November 29 • Cool minds and warm heads helped East London Brass on their recent trip to the Scottish Open in Perth.


Death of Geoffrey Whiteley

November 29 • The death has been announced of former Black Dyke Band player and administrator Geoffrey Whiteley.

Regent Hall Concerts - Band of the RAF Regiment Symphonic Brass Ensemble

Friday 2 December • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ

Stannington Brass Band - Christmas Concert with Hallmark of Harmony

Saturday 3 December • Lomas Hall. Stannington. Sheffield S6 6DB

Mereside Brass - Tatton Park Farm when Father Christmas is visiting

Saturday 3 December • Tatton Park Farm. Knutsford. Cheshire. WA16 6QN (Sat Nav WA16 6SG) WA16 6SG

Leicestershire Co-op Band - presents A Christmas Cracker

Saturday 3 December • Ibstock Palace. High Street. Ibstock. Leicestershire LE67 6LG

WFEL Fairey Band - Dobcross Youth Band


wantage silver band

November 29 • Wantage Concert Brass (1st Section 2023) are looking for solo cornets to complete their experienced cornet section. The band has a sensible, yet fulfilling calendar of engagements.

Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

November 29 • Reading Band is a hard-working, positive and (most importantly) welcoming third section brass band who have a vacancy for a capable and committed ** BACK ROW CORNET ** player.. . For more information about the band please visit our website.

Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

November 29 • Reading Band is a hard-working, positive and (most importantly) welcoming third section brass band who have a vacancy for a capable and committed ** SOLO HORN ** player.. . For more information about the band please visit our website.

John Maines

BA (Hons)
Presenter, compere and conductor


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