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Music, Sat 7 Mar 2020

Foden's Band

Foden's Band

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Leeds Best of Brass 2019/20: Foden's Band

To celebrate the relief of Mafeking during the Boer War in 1900, a brass band was established in the village of Elworth, near Sandbach in Cheshire. The band was adopted by local industrialist Edwin Foden and was named The Foden’s Motorworks Band. From these humble beginnings few would have thought this band would go on to win twelve British Open titles, fourteen National Championship of Great Britain and an unparalleled double hat-trick in 1932, 33, 34 and in 1936, 37 and 38. The band currently holds the record for the number of Area Contest wins with an unprecedented 21 North West Area titles

Around the world Foden’s Band is a trademark that musicians associate with inestimable class and musicianship. This fact is reflected in the wide variety of countries that the band has toured, Italy, Switzerland, America, Ireland, France, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Israel.

The association which Foden’s has with the most respected and renowned conductors Bramwell Tovey, Allan Withington, Howard Snell, Nicholas Childs and Michael Fowles has developed the band’s ever increasing repertoire and also its standards to unprecedented levels, allowing the band to provide audiences with musically aesthetic performances as well as stepping outside the boundaries of the usual brass band concert repertoire.

In 2012 Foden’s set up a Youth Band to nurture the very best youth musicians in the area to become the future of the brass industry and in 2015 set up a Junior Band to act as a feeder to the Youth Band. The Foden’s solo competition (held annually in November and staffed by players of the band) regularly attracts over 170 players from around the World. Foden’s also have partnerships with all the various Youth organisations in Cheshire and also run an annual non-competitive Youth Festival.

In 2012 Foden’s cemented themselves as one of the leading Brass Bands in the World winning a rare and exceptional ‘Double’ being crowned 2012 British Open and National Champion. In doing so the band defeated the very best bands in Britain at the World’s two most prestigious competitions.

As well as being very successful on the contest front the band have won numerous awards for CD releases, regularly appear on BBC TV and Radio and perform at all the countries leading concert halls.

Foden’s are presently the 2018 National Champion of Great Britain.

This concert is part of the Leeds Best of Brass 2019/20 series.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsOn-site cateringFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 7 Mar 2020 19:30 to 00:00

Prices

Standard £12.50 Over 60s, under 18s/students/unwaged £10.50 (including booking fees)

Contact

Leeds International Concert Season

Address

Morley Town Hall,
Morley,
Leeds,
LS27 9DY,
LS27 9DY

Location

Directions

See location of Morley Town Hall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 263277  Lat: 53.74576 Long: -1.60216

By Road: Leave the M621 motorway at junction1 and at the roundabout take the first exit towards the A6110 towards Dewsbury. Continue along the road for aover a mile and the the Ring Road Roundabout at Beeston take the third exit to A643. Continue on this road for two miles to arrive in Gildersome. Carry on this road until you see a turning for the B6127 into church street then after cary on the B2127 until you arrive at Wellington Street on your left.

By Public transport: Morley Town Hall can be accessed by train or by bus. Morley station is less than a mile away and buses numbers 46, 51, 55, 85, 87, 220 and 221 serve Morley.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Morley station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality