Christmas Presentations

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 17 December 2010

Foden's band held their annual Christmas Concert on the 12th December to a capacity audience at Sandbach Boys School.
The concert was a night of mixed emotions for the band as it was the final appearance for cornet players Dave Morton and Anita Dale. Dave and Anita received a presentation to thank them for their services to Foden's and to wish them success in their move to Australia. During the concert Andy Rolfe made a presentation to Kathy Kenney from 'Relative Comfort' who was the chosen charity for Foden's recent self promotion concert in Chester Cathedral. Kathy was presented with a large donation from the proceeds of the concert.
The highlight of the concert however was a presentation made to the bands librarian Jimmy Charles who was celebrating his 50th Anniversary with Foden's. Jimmy joined the band on the 12th December 1960 and during the next 40 years played various positions in the band including cornet,tenor horn and finally Baritone. Prior to the concert the band held a buffet celebration for members of the band as well as Jimmy's family and close friends. During the concert Principal Cornet Mark Wilkinson paid tribute to Jimmy's continued service as well as reading emails from Bram Tovey and Howard Snell also paying tribute to Jimmy's 50 years at Foden's. Jimmy was presented with a Framed picture of the band taken at Chester Cathedral as well as a certificate and medal from the 'North West Brass Band Association' to mark this special occasion.   


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