New Players

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 August 2008

The Fodens Band have been busy strengthening its cornet ranks and are delighted to announce the appointment of Matthew Fearn to the position of 3rd cornet. Matthew comes from a rich background of banding having played with bands such as Pemberton Old and North West rivals, the Wingates band.

Another addition to the band has been in its middle line with the appointment of Shaun Hudson on 2nd Euphonium. Shaun is a vastly experienced player having recently come out retirement following a long spell at the Grimethorpe band. Shaun joined Fodens prior to this years North West area contest..

Finally we are very pleased that Natsumi Inaba, a long standing member of the band, has taken on the role of Solo Baritone on a full time basis. Over the last 9 months Natsumi, formally 2nd Euphonium, has proven herself to be a fine exponent of the instrument giving wonderful performances at The Open, Nationals, BIC, Area and Masters contests.

The band are delighted with these new developments ahead of what is hoped to be a successful 2nd half of 2008.

Gareth Westwood


Fodens Band

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