Death of Peter Foden

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 5 July 2012

Foden's Band is sad to report the recent death of its Vice President Peter Foden.

Peter, 83, sadly passed away on the 3rd July and his funeral will be held at St Mary's Church, Sandbach on the 10th July. The band passes its sincerest condolences to his family.


Edwin Peter Foden
Foden’s Band announces, with sadness, the death of Peter Foden at the age of 82.  It was Peter’s grandfather, Edwin Foden, who effectively created the world famous band at the beginning of the twentieth century.  He in turn passed the care of the band onto his two sons, Billy and Edwin Richard, Peter’s father.
In turn Peter has, particularly in recent years, carried the baton forward.  Never a musician, he nevertheless supported the band, never more than when, during his period as President, he Chaired the Centenary Committee which oversaw such a memorable year of celebrations throughout 2000. 
To coincide with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee last month, the band gave a concert in his honour at the Care Home where Peter had recently taken up residence.  It was a timely finale to his association with Foden’s  Band. 
Foden’s Band would like to acknowledge the work, support and generosity which Peter Foden has extended to it over so many years.

Alan Littlemore


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