Hello and Goodbyes

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 June 2014


In April Alan Hodgkinson (B flat bass) left the band in order to taking a break from banding. During Alan's career he has played with Dobcross, Sellers, Todmorden, Leyland and finally Foden's. The band are pleased to announce that ex Black Dyke player Danny Sinclair will join the band in time for the British Open before handing over the position to ex-member Andrew Warriner who makes a welcomed return in time for the National Finals.
Nicky Lees (3rd cornet), has also recently resigned from the band to take up a position with Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Nicky has been a member of the band for 4 years. Foden's are delighted to announce the signing of Robin Basu who moves to the area from Scottish Co-op Funeralcare Band where he had been a member for over 20 years.
Band Manger Mark Wilkinson commented 'All at Foden's would like to thank Alan and Nicky for their time with the band. Both have been extremely committed and valued members of the organisation. We would like to welcome the bands new signings who are all very experienced and have a proven track record playing at the very top level.

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