Welcome to the Bandroom

Welcome to the Bandroom is a project funded by Arts Council England, produced by Foden’s Band, for teachers and students of all ages to enjoy, learn and interact with.

With music by Lucy Pankhurst, and narration by Tom Redmond, we hope that you will find the videos, and associated activities, useful in your journey to finding out a little more about the brass band.

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Welcome to the Bandroom - full video

your definitive guide to the brass band, complete with narration

Subtitled Version

Instruments of the Brass Band

a short video to recap the sections and instruments of a brass band


Student Workbook

A range of tasks for students of different ages and abilities

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containing task instructions and audio files to accompany the student workbook

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Play-along Parts

a range of different parts to perform along with the final section of the video

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Play-along Video

Use the play-along parts to join in with this clip from the final section of Welcome to the Bandroom



The themes from ‘Welcome to the Bandroom’

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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