Patrons Concert

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 August 2008

The FodensBand patrons concert is reputed to be one of the most sought after events of its kind both locally and nationally. The first concert of 2008 will be held in just over two weeks time on the 12th of February at Sandbach School for Boys. The concert will start at 7:30 pm and will feature many old favourites, exciting new works and virtuoso soloists showcasing what it some of the best talents in brass banding.

The Elworth based Fodens Band is one of the premier musical ensembles of today being placed number 3 in the Brass Band World Rankings. Some of its most recent concert ventures has been at the RNCM Festival of Brass earlier this year where the band were critically acclaimed to provide the finest performance of the Festival. Early January also saw the band collaborate with the Manchester Based band Faireys, in a bit to rejuvenate the famous 'Men o' Brass' initiative.

Contest success has seen the Fodens band crowned North West Champions for a record 14th time, International Masters Champions, Whit Friday Champions and runners up in the National Brass Band Championships.

This is a concert not to be missed. The details will be sent out to our patrons (who will receive this concert free as part of their patronage of the band) via this months patrons magazine. However, the concert is also available to non-patrons who will be able to pay on the door.

For more information regarding the concert, becoming a patron of the band and much more useful information about Fodens, visit

Gareth Westwood
Fodens Band


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