Not many bands have been going since Queen Victoria was on the throne! The Brindley Theatre will host the multi-award winning brass band Foden’s Band on Sunday 19 March.
The band was formed in 1900, when a small village named Elworth in Sandbach, Cheshire wanted a brass band to celebrate the relief of Mafeking in the Boer War.
The band was then adopted by Edwin Foden, a local industrialist, from whom they took their name.
From these humble beginnings few would have thought that this band would go on to win twelve British Open titles, thirteen National Championships of Great Britain and an unparalleled double hat-trick there in 1932, ’33 and ’34 and in 1936, ’37 and ’38.
The band currently holds the record for the number of area contest wins with an unprecedented 18 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 and Israel to name but a few.
Most recently the band cemented itself as one of the leading brass bands in the world winning a rare and exceptional ‘Double’, being crowned 2012 British Open champions and the 2012 National Champions of Great Britain. 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 also won numerous awards for various cd releases and regularly appear on BBC TV and Radio.
The first half will feature Foden’s in concert and the second half, music from stage and screen.
Tickets are £18, £17 and £16 for groups of 10 plus from <a href="http://Not many bands have been going since Queen Victoria was on the throne! The Brindley Theatre will host the multi-award winning brass band Foden’s Band on Sunday 19 Marchwww.thebrindley.org.uk> and the box office on 0151 907 8360.
The year 1900 was the year of the Boxer Rebellion and the year before the first wireless transmission. It was the last full year of the reign of Queen Victoria (who died in 1901) and the 2nd Boer War began.
The first zeppelin flight was carried out over Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany and The Queen Mother was born.
In sport Aston Villa won the English Football League and Bury won the FA Cup. In cricket Yorkshire completed the County Championship season unbeaten, the first time this had happened since the start of the official championship in 1890.