National Championships

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 13 October 2014


On Saturday 11th October Foden's competed at the National Finals held at the Royal Albert Hall. Each of the 20 bands performed the 'set work' The Legend of King Arthur by Dr Peter Meechan.
Prior to the event Foden's held an open rehearsal on this piece on Tuesday 7th October at Sandbach Boys School which was well attended by a number of Patrons.
Despite being very pleased with our performance which received an excellent reception and standing ovation from certain quarters of the audience Foden's were placed 7th.
Congratulations to Black Dyke on becoming the Double Champions 

Saturday 11th October
Test Piece: 'The Legend of King Arthur' - Dr Peter Meechan
Commence: 10.00am
Adjudicators: Michael Bach, Derek Broadbent, Stephen Roberts
1. Black Dyke (Prof. Nicholas Childs)
2. Cory (Philip Harper)
3. Brighouse & Rastrick (Prof. David King)
4. Tredegar (Ian Porthouse)
5. Fairey (Garry Cutt)
6. Flowers (Paul Holland)
7. Foden's (Allan Withington)
8. Reg Vardy (Russell Gray)
9. Grimethorpe Colliery (Dr Robert Childs)
10. Wantage Silver (Phillip Bailey)
11. Woodfalls (Ray Farr)
12. Co-operative Funeralcare (Allan Ramsay) 
13.Virtuosi GUS (Adam Cooke)
14. Burry Port Town (Michael Thorne)
15. Whitburn (Erik Janssen)
16. Friary Guildford (Chris King)
17. Tongwynlais Temperance (Brett Baker)
18. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery (Phillip McCann)
19. Desford Colliery (Tom Davoren)
20. East Yorkshire Motor Services (Alan Morrison)
Best Instrumentalist: Zoe Hancock (flugel) Black Dyke
Youngest Player: Burry Port Town

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