Foden's announce that David Thornton has joined the band on Solo Euphonium

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 5 June 2015

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MAC 2Foden's announce that David Thornton has joined the band on Solo Euphonium.

Speaking about the signing Mark Wilkinson commented 'All at Foden's are extremely pleased that David has accepted our offer and will commence his new role on the 7th July. David is widely regarded as one of the leading Solo Euphonium players in the world having previously held the position with the Fairey Band for three years, Black Dyke Band for ten years and more recently four years with Brighouse and Rastrick Band. David is in demand around the world as a soloist, clinician and teacher and has released four solo CD's to critical acclaim as well as being the recipient of numerous solo awards at all of the countries leading contests, including 'best soloist' at the 2013 National Finals.'

Speaking about his new appointment David added, 'I must thank Brighouse & Rastrick for the last 4 years, there have been many highlights, not least winning the Nationals in 2011 and producing a solo CD with the band in 2014. Professor David King has been an inspiration throughout this time and I often find myself quoting him in both my teaching and conducting! I’ve been very privileged over the last twenty years to be involved in bands steeped in history and Foden’s are no exception. The band also looks to the future and their education profile is very impressive, along with their innovative new music projects and composer collaborations. I recognise I have big shoes to fill in following the band’s long-standing solo euphonium player, Glyn Williams, but I'm excited and looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead. I'm also pleased I’ll be able to align my work with Sterling Musical Instruments with the band, which has good existing relations with the company.'

More information about David can be found on his website http://www.euphoniumsoloist.co.uk/ while his first appearance in the red jacket with Foden's will be on 23rd August at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham. 

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