Fodens and Lions

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 7 January 2013


Lions Youth Brass and their Musical Director Nigel Birch are delighted to announce that they will once again be assisted by the Double Champion Fodens Band for their next major project.

This is a two day recording project in February where along with some great concert items and a selection of solos from the bands array of talented musicians, the recording will feature a solo from John Barber, Principal Trombone of Fodens, and also Glyn Williams the Fodens Principal Euphonium. Mike Fowles the Fodens resident Musical Director is also assisting with the preparation and production of the recording.

The recording will feature some great compositions, by those with a Sandbach connection, including composers Andy Scott, Ian Raisbeck, Dr. Peter Meechan, Kevin Birch and even a duet by the Fodens legend Harry Mortimer.

The recording has been commissioned by Sandbach Lions Club and will be supported by Glyn Williams Music. Glyn has recently supplied the band with some new Sterling Instruments in conjunction with a lottery award which Lions received from the Arts Council of England and he will be providing tutors for a workshop to help the band prepare for the recording. The recording will also be supported by the new Love Music Trust music service of which Lions Youth Brass are a partner.Speaking on behalf of Lions Youth Brass Nigel Birch Says, “I have always regarded it as my remit to give my players the best musical tuition, and exposure them to the best musicians in the brass band movement as often as is possible. By bringing Fodens to our band I believe I am bringing the very best, and the fact we are based in the same town should be viewed with great pride by the people of Sandbach''

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