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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.


Heroic reflections with Russell Gray

October 07, 2021
4BR catches up with Foden's winning conductor to talk about his third National title success and how he approached the score to Bruce Broughton's test piece to do it with the band at the Albert Hall on the weekend.

Albert Hall Trophy

Report & Result: 2021 National Championships of Great Britain

October 02, 2021
On a contest day of challenges, Foden's deliver the winning Heroes performance to lift the National Trophy in London


Social distancing option for Heroes

September 28, 2021
Foden's Regent Hall pre-National concert will have the option of audience social distancing.


Foden's to honour Littlemore memory

September 23, 2021
The contribution made by Allan Littlemore to the banding movement and to Foden's and Leyland Bands in particular will be marked next month in a special concert.


Musical tribute to mark Snell's 85th birthday

September 22, 2021
Two of the band's that have enjoyed a special musical relationship with Howard Snell have joined forces to wish him a wonderful 85th birthday.


Foden's cancel 2021 solo competition

September 22, 2021
The return to live performances has meant a change in the schedule for the popular event which will return in person in 2022.


Cattanach joins tuba artiste team at Mercer & Barker

September 06, 2021
The respected BBb tuba player Andy Cattanach will endorse the new MB5 model for the tuba player looking for the all round package.


Foden's Youth set return

August 29, 2021
The Foden's Youth and Junior Bands will start to meet up again — and there is a great opportunity to be part of it.


Foden's to provide Regent Hall National prelude

August 26, 2021
Foden's will showcase Bruce Broughton's 'Heroes' test-piece on the eve of the Albert Hall Final — accompanied by the composer.


Heroes to get an early preview in London

July 26, 2021
Foden's Band will return to Regent Hall to preview the National test-piece alongside the composer in October.


Grand, Grand, Grand, Grand Whit Friday outcome by Foden's

July 10, 2021
The Foden's online Whit Friday contest raised over £4,000 for the two Whit Friday circuit organisers to help their efforts to return in 2022.

Matt Ford

Matt return for Foden's

June 29, 2021
Foden's Band will renew their musical partnership with big band singer Matt Ford next month to add a touch of Sinatra swing to their outdoor concert return.


Foden's delighted by Whit Friday success and support

June 04, 2021
The Foden's online Whit Friday Championships certainly proved popular across the globe with competitors and viewers alike.

Michael Fowles

4BR Monday Interview with Michael Fowles

May 31, 2021
Looking back at the Foden's online Whit Friday online action with the judge who enjoyed listening to every performance from around the world.


Enjoy the Whit Friday action...

May 28, 2021
The Foden's Whit Friday competition can be enjoyed today and tomorrow...

The answers

4BR Whit Friday Quiz

May 28, 2021
If you listen and look closely you should be able to work out the identity of all 10 marches to win a selection box of 10 great vintage brass band CDs...

Ray Farr Flugels

10th anniversary sees two additions to Ray Farr Flugels

December 1 • Two new traditional models are added to the Ray Farr Flugel range to celebrate the company's 10th anniversary.


4BR Quiz: First day of Festive Fun

December 1 • You can get your hands on four great CDs from Brighouse & Rastrick, Cory, Grimethorpe and Tredegar if you can get your thinking caps on...


The sound of the Robin on Radio 3

December 1 • The sweet euphonium sound of Liz Lane's 'Robin, Robin' was heard on Radio 3 recently, played by Steven Mead and Brighouse & Rastrick Band.

Midlands Core

New venue for Midlands Area contest

November 30 • The Midlands Regional Championships will take place in a brand new venue in 2022

Regent Hall Concerts - The Band of the Grenadiers Guards

Friday 3 December • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ


Saturday 4 December • St Andrew's Methodist Church . The Stow. Harlow CM20 3AF

VBS Poynton Brass Band - Christmas Concert

Sunday 5 December • Poynton Civic Centre SK12 1RB

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Sunday 5 December • St Alfege Church. Greenwich Church St. London SE10 9BJ

Glossop Old Band - Besses o'th' Barn Band.

Sunday 5 December • Glossop Band Club, Derby Street, Glossop. SK13 8LP

Staines Brass

November 30 • Staines Brass 1st Section are looking for , Solo Euphonium player to join our ranks. Our rehearsal nights are Thursday 8pm and we are based The Lammas Park, Staines, TW18 4XZ

The Marple Band

November 29 • Want a change of scene. We're a friendly group of 1st Section musicians who are looking for a Bb Bass player, variety of cornets(depending on experience), 2nd Horn, 2nd Trombone and kit percussion. We are currently preparing for NW Regionals.

Wotton and District Silver Band

November 28 • Vacancy for PERCUSSIONIST.

Phillip Littlemore

GGSM, AoBBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator, Arranger, Teacher and Publisher


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