National Finals

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 17 October 2017

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On Saturday 14th October Foden's competed at the National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Foden's qualified for the contest by winning the North West Area contest held at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool in February

Each band performed the set test piece 'Gallery' from the pen of Howard Snell

(a review of the piece http://www.4barsrest.com/articles/2017/1677.asp)

Once again Foden's gave a confident performance that was well received by the capacity audience and various music critics resulting in a 5th place

1. Brighouse & Rastrick (Prof. David King)
2. Tredegar (Ian Porthouse
3. Cory (Philip Harper)
4. Fairey (Garry Cutt)
5. Foden's (Bramwell Tovey)
6. Whitburn (Michael Fowles)
7. Black Dyke (Prof. Nicholas Childs)
8. Redbridge (Jeremy Wise)
9. City of Bradford (Lee Skipsey)
10. Milnrow (Mark Bentham)
11. Woodfalls (Dr Robert Childs)
12. Friary Guildford (Chris King)
13. Virtuosi GUS (Adam Cooke)
14. Reg Vardy (Russell Gray)
15. Hammonds Saltaire (Morgan Griffiths)
16. NASUWT Riverside (David Roberts)
17. Thoresby Colliery (Ian McElligott)
18. Tongwynlais Temperance (Ian Holmes)
19. Filton Concert Brass (Tom Davoren)
20. Co-operative Funeralcare (Allan Ramsay)

national finals 17 last note

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