Foden's announce the signing of Darren Lea on Solo Cornet

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 31 March 2017

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Speaking about the signing Mark Wilkinson commented 'All at Foden's are extremely pleased that Darren has joined the band. I have been a great admirer of Darren's playing for a number of years and he will bring a wealth of experience to the band.'

Darren joins from Jaguar Land Rover Band where he has been the Bands Principal Cornet for a total of 8 years as well as spending 7 years on Soprano. Prior to this Darren has had spells with Desford and GUS.

Speaking about his appointment Darren (who also works for Brass Band England) commented ''I am extremely pleased to be joining such a fantastic group of musicians at the world famous Foden's Band and especially to be part of a cornet section led by Mark Wilkinson. I will continue to be associated with JLR Band and thank my friends and family for the support they have given me with my move.''

For any conductor and every audience, Foden’s Band is a musical Magic Carpet. It continually takes the listener to places that few other ensembles rarely even approach Howard Snell