Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 14 June 2011

Players from North West Area Brass Bands Association bands were treated recently to three Master Classes.  The classes were led by Mark Wilkinson (cornet), Leslie Howie (horn) and Glyn Williams (Euphonium) of the Foden’s  Band, who took time out of their busy schedules, to give over 80 players from bands throughout the North West, the benefit of their wide banding experience.  The classes were based on the needs of the players, who were delighted to gain insights in to techniques for rehearsing and performing used by their tutors. 

Mark and Lesley appeared courtesy of Besson and Glyn courtesy of Sterling Musical Instruments whose support meant that the Association could provide the event free of charge to their delegates

Following the success of the Master Classes, the NWABBA are planning a programme of further events for their members.


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