2012 What a year!!!

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 17 December 2012

In 2012 Fodens have had 99 rehearsals, 38 concerts / cd recordings, held 8 coaching days, formed a Fodens Youth Band, won the Tameside Whit Friday, British Open and Nationals as well as winning the 'British Bandman' and 'Brass Band World' cd of the year for 'Masquerade' and will have appeared on BBC 1 tv twice and played live on radio 3 to 2 million listeners. In November we organised a self promotional concert at Manchester Cathedral to a capacity audience in excess of 830 people that was recorded for releases as a live dvd in January 2013

We would like to thank all the 'Partners' associated with the band as well as our 500 Patrons for their support this year as well as all those who have congratulated the band on our success.

2012 has been a fantastic year for the band and we are looking forward to building on this when we start back on the 8th January

From all connected with Fodens we hope everyone has a great Christmas and New Year, happy Banding!!!    


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