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Foden's Band

Foden's Band

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

Michael Fowles - conductor​

Hazo/Bates - Exultate Listen 
Mozart/Hazelgrove - The Marriage of Figaro Overture Listen  
Solo Showcase:
Rimmer - Hailstorm Listen 
Featuring cornet soloist Mark Wilkinson
McCartney/Farr - Live and Let Die Listen 
Featuring soprano cornet soloist Richard Poole
Vizzutti/Bates - The Carnival of Venus Listen  
Featuring euphonium soloist Gary Curtin
Wilby - Paganini Variations Listen 


Taylor/Smith - Los Hermanos de Bop Listen 
Last/Tuor - The Lonely Shepherd 
Featuring flugel horn soloist Melanie Whyle
Mercury/Catherall - Bohemian Rhapsody Listen 
Kosma/Geldard - Autumn Leaves Listen 
Featuring horn soloist Jonathan Bates
Bates - War Dance of the Red Cossacks 
Bricusse/Skinner - Pure Imagination Listen 
Hall - Nightingale Dances Listen 

This season sees a welcome return by the 2018 National Brass Band Champion and 2019 North West Area Champion, Foden’s Band. Formed in 1900 in the Cheshire village of Sandbach, the band maintains a world-class reputation for providing quality entertainment in the field of brass music with a traditional and unique style. With Michael Fowles as Musical Director, the band has won numerous awards for CD releases as well as appearing regularly on radio and television. The band has also toured to Italy, Switzerland, America, France, Norway and Denmark.

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

Read an interview with Principal Cornet of the Foden's Band, Mark Wilkinson.

View the brochure for the Leeds Best of Brass 2019/20 series.

Further concerts as part of the Leeds Best of Brass 2019/20 series:
Saturday 19 October 2019 - Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band
Saturday 16 November 2019 - Tredegar Town Band 
Saturday 7 December 2019 - Leyland Band
Saturday 18 January 2020 - Black Dyke Band
Saturday 8 February 2020 - Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Saturday 4 April 2020 - Brighouse & Rastrick Band
Saturday 25 April 2020 - Rothwell Temperance Band



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

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