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Friday 15 May, 2020

Foden’s Band has appointed former solo baritone player Carole Crompton as a vice president.

The news comes as Carole has been instrumental in helping the Cheshire band secure more than £100,000 of funding from Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund over the past four years. Most recently, Foden’s was successful in obtaining support from ACE’s COVID-19 funding scheme.

Speaking on behalf of the band’s trustees, Andy Rolfe commented: “The trustees and management of the band are extremely pleased that Carole has accepted our offer to become a vice president. Carole is a previous solo baritone player with Foden's and since becoming our strategic arts funding advisor in 2016, she has been instrumental in helping the organisation secure funding to a total value of £108,689 across four successful bids to Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

“We look forward to working with Carole on a number of further funding applications currently in discussion.”

Carole said: “I am truly thrilled and honoured to have been invited to become a vice president of Foden’s Band. It is a band that I hold very dear to my heart as a past solo baritone player for some years.

“Foden’s Band is a very forward-thinking band and recognised by the Arts Council England as a leader in the work it is delivering, including collaborative work and youth initiatives and ties. Foden’s is a band that I am sure will be front runners in delivering arts and heritage projects in the future.

"I look forward to continuing my work and feel very proud to accept this position.”