Nationals Dissapointment

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 16 October 2013


On Saturday 12th October Foden's competed at the National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall, London as defending Champions.

Despite a brave title defence under challenging circumstances during the week the band were placed 11th

Congratulations to our friends at Cory for a fantastic performance and victory


Test Piece: 'Of Distant Memories' (Music in an Olden Style) - Prof Edward Gregson

Adjudicators: Derek Broadbent, David Read MBE, Alan Morrison


1. Cory (Philip Harper) (13)
2. Tredegar (Ian Porthouse) (5)
3. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery (Phillip McCann) (7)
4. Brighouse & Rastrick (Prof. David King) (1)
5. Grimethorpe Colliery (Dr Robert Childs) (19)
6. Woodfalls (Dr Nicholas Childs) (8)
7. Leyland (Michael Bach) (18)
8. Reg Vardy (Russell Gray) (4)
9. Whitburn (Erik Janssen) (14)
10. Flowers (Paul Holland) (9)
11. Foden's (Allan Withington) (17)
12. Milnrow (Mareika Gray) (20)
13. Jaguar Land Rover (Dave Lea) (3)
14. Northop Silver (Thomas Wyss) (16)
15. NASUWT Riverside (Ray Farr) (12)
16. Virtuosi GUS (John Berryman) (11)
17. Friary Guildford (Chris King) (2)
18. Kirkintilloch (David Roberts) (15)
19. Tongwynlais Temperance (Steve Sykes) (10)
20. Regent Brass (Alan Duguid) (6)

() denotes draw number


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