National Championship of Great Britain

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 October 2011

On Saturday 15th October Fodens conducted by Allan Withington competed in the 'National Championship of Great Britain' held at the Royal Albert Hall, London where each band performed the set test piece 'Breath of Souls' by Paul Lovatt Cooper.
Fodens were drawn 20th (the last band to play) and were subsequently placed 7th by the Judges David Read MBE, Luc Vertommen and Rob Wiffen
Congratulations to Brighouse and Rastrick Band conducted by David King

1. Brighouse & Rastrick, Professor David King, 16
2. Fairey (Geneva), Russell Gray, 7
3. Cory, Dr Robert Childs, 12
4. Beaumaris, Gwyn Evans, 4
5. Tredegar, Ian Porthouse, 5
6. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery, Phillip McCann, 17
7. Foden's, Allan Withington, 20
8. Flowers, Paul Holland, 13
9. Hepworth, Michael Fowles, 10
10. Co-op Funeralcare, Dr Nicholas Childs, 3
11. Redbridge, Jeremy Wise, 2
12. Virtuosi GUS, John Berryman, 11
13. Reg Vardy, Ray Farr, 19
14. Exchange Communications Whitburn, Michael Bach, 18
15. Rothwell Temperance, David Roberts, 14
16. Pemberton Old DW, Mark Bentham, 15
17. EYMS, Alan Morrison, 6
18. Woodfalls, Gareth Pritchard, 8
19. Thoresby Colliery, Philip Harper, 1
20. Zone One, Richard Ward, 9

Photos of Fodens in action can be viewed at

Foden's band maintains a world class reputation for providing entertainment in the field of brass music with a tradition and unique style Mark Wilkinson