New Management Structure at Fodens

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 2 February 2013

Fodens announce a new Management Structure
Speaking about the new management structure Andy Rolfe from fodens said 'Since winning the Nationals and British Open titles last year Fodens have looked into their operating Management structure and decided to make a number of significant changes to help it achieve its short and long term goals.  
'With the input of our knowledgeable President and Vice Presidents we have made the decision to appoint a Band Manager to be a focal point to interact between our normal committee, trustees and a new Supervisory board and new Liaison committee. To take on the Band Manager role it was important that we found the right person who not only understands the band and the art of management but also displays a sincere passion for what Foden's is all about. We are therefore delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Wilkinson as our new Band Manager.  Mark's 21 years as principal cornet, treasurer for many years and overall knowledge of the band and banding in general made him the chosen candidate from the interview selection process.' 
Speaking about his appointment Mark Wilkinson commented ' I am delighted to have been appointed Band Manager with Fodens. The role will be central to the new Management structure outlined above as well as a liaison with various specialists in marketing, business, funding / grants and pr who will be working within the new structure. On top of this I will also be promoting a number of exciting self promotional concerts similar to the bands very successful concert in November at Manchester Cathedral with various high profile artists as well as our compositional team of Andy Scott and Dr Pete Meechan.'      
Andy continued 'The benefits of these changes ensure we have clear roles and responsibilities with the benefit of greater communication. As the brass band movement is constantly changing we feel its extremely important that we also change with the times. Not only is it important to play well on the concert or contest stage but the management of the band must also be strong for bands to survive, well organised, transparent, thorough in its decision making and planned to avoid cash flow problems which appear to be a common symptom of other organisations. These changes will equip us to be ready for the future and the challenges off and on the stage.' 
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