New Solo Horn Signs

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 30 January 2015


sridlerFoden's are pleased to announce the signing of Steve Ridler on Solo Horn.
Speaking about the appointment Mark Wilkinson commented 'All at Foden's are pleased to welcome Steve to the band following the departure of Dan Powell who has moved away from the area. Steve was originally booked to cover upto the RNCM concert last weekend but after the concert we made the decision to offer him the post on a full time basis.'
'Steve brings a wealth of experience to the band having previously been the Principal Cornet of Carlton Main, Leyland and JSVB in the 80's before becoming Principal Cornet and then Flugel with Brighouse between 1991 and 1997. In 2000 Steve emigrated to Australia where he moved onto Horn and joined Brisbane XLCR where he helped them win 10 nationals. During this time he won numerous state and solo competition titles as well as the Queensland Champion of Champions. Steve also held the Solo Horn chair with the National Band of Australia for 4 years.'
Steve moved back to the UK at the end of last year and his first official engagement with Foden's will be during their trip to Armagh next weekend'

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