Fodens 'runner up' at the North West Area

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 March 2013


On Sunday 10th March Fodens competed at the North West Area contest held at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. This contest is the qualification for the 'National Finals' held at the Royal Albert Hall, London in October with the top 2 bands qualifying.

Fodens had pre qualified for the National Finals due to winning the National Finals last year.

All at Fodens would like to congratulate Leyland on their victory

Test Piece: 'Harmony Music' - Philip Sparke
Sunday 10th March
Adjudicators: Derek Broadbent and David Horsfield

1. Leyland (Michael Bach), 12*
2. Foden’s (Allan Withington), 7**
3. Milnrow (Russell Gray), 5*
4. Fairey (Garry Cutt), 10
5. Rainford (Gareth Brindle), 6
6. Wingates (Andrew Berryman), 3
7. Ashton-under-Lyne (Simon Stonehouse), 9
8. Bollington Brass (Peter Christian), 11
9. Co-operative Funeralcare North West (Jef Sparkes), 2
10. Blackburn and Darwen (Nick Sheppard), 8
11. Pemberton Old Wigan DW (Stig Maersk), 1
12. Roberts Bakery (Colin Cranson,) 4

**Pre-qualified for National Finals
* Qualify for place at National Finals

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