Brass In Concert

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 25 November 2011

On the 20th November Fodens competed at the 'Brass in Concert' contest at the Sage, Gateshead.

The contest rounded off a busy week for the band who had earlier held an open rehearsal to band patrons at Sandbach School on Thursday to give them a sneak preview of the bands entertainment programme for the contest. On Friday the band perform the programme in the 2nd half of a concert at Hyde Technology College where band member Lesley Howie is Head of Music. On Saturday Fodens appeared in concert with the Stanhope Band where they performed the contest  programme as well as a number of concert items as well as massed band pieces with Stanhope.

Despite delivering a solid performance the music judges award the band 5th place and the entertainment judges awarded the band 3rd place which resulted in a 4th place overall.

Congratulations to our friends at Leyland on their victory

Full results can be seen on the following link


Foden's band maintains a world class reputation for providing entertainment in the field of brass music with a tradition and unique style Mark Wilkinson