Brass in the Blood

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 November 2014

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On Saturday 25th October the film crew arrived to film one of the end scenes for the new film “Brass in the Blood” which is being made at the moment in Sandbach with a story based around ...the history of Foden's Band. 

bras in the blood filming

Scenes at Sandbach School were filmed before a live audience as part of a concert with both the senior band and the Foden’s Youth Band on stage with both bands recording music earlier in the day for the soundtrack of the film. 

This was not the band’s first appearance in a film as in the early pioneering days the band featured regularly in promotion films for the Foden's company and in 1935 they were asked by Universal Pictures Ltd to see if they would like to appear in a film called “The Small Man” about a small shop keeper who was being forced out of business by a larger company. Fodens were filmed at the Stoll Studios in London playing the “William Tell Overture” by Rossini a tune that was also used in the film “Brassed Off” and was the finale to the concert on Saturday. 

In August 1942 the Strand Film Co paid £40 to the band for some filming and the new film in 2014 will be an interesting addition to the bands CV.




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