The masters of brass

The Fodens Band. Photo: Ian Clowes.
The Fodens Band. Photo: Ian Clowes.

HEAR the breathtaking sound of one of the world’s leading brass bands at Buxton Opera House on Sunday September 16, at 7.30pm.

The Fodens Band – 37 times prize-winners at the National Brass Band Championships - will deliver a programme of traditional brass band music, including pop and classical favourites, alongside classic brass numbers, from these masters of the genre.

Edwin Foden first formed the Fodens Motor Works Band in the 1900s, in the village of Elworth near Sandbach – since then they have enjoyed a string of illustrious successes.

Thirty-two times the band has been a prize-winner at the British Open, winning nine times including a hat-trick in 1926/27/28.

The band has also won 12 times at the National Championship.

As well as being extremely successful on the contest field, Fodens are in great demand for concerts in the UK and abroad due to their diversity and entertaining choice of programmes.

Recent tours abroad have included Italy, Switzerland, America, Ireland, France, Norway and Israel.

Tickets, priced at £12 and £14, are available on 0845 127 2190 or at www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.