MBE for Fodens Vice President

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 17 June 2012

Foden's Band are delighted that their Vice President Ivor Stevenson has been honoured in the latest Queens Birthday Honours with an MBE. 
Ivor who is also the Chairperson for the Armagh Old Boys Silver Band received the award for services to Music and to the community in N Ireland (Armagh).
Ivor commented, "I am humbly proud to be receiving this award on behalf of the Armagh Old Boys and for all the fine folk who have supported us through the years. Fodens Band, in the last 12 years have given great service through Gala Weekends and Summer Schools for brass and precussion in N Ireland. 24 visits in a row is some record, which reflects the wonderful consideration the World Class Fodens Band show to the smaller combinations who sometimes just manage to scramble along"

This honour is well justified for Ivor's relentless hard work and efforts he puts in year after year. This is fitting recognition for him and his family and we hope he continues to build the strong relationship between Foden's and Armagh.

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