FORMIDABLE FODEN'S - Full coverage from the 2021 National Brass Band Championships

Issue 6112

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2021 Foden's Solo Contest cancelled

Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Foden’s Band has cancelled its annual solo competition in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The prestigious event usually proves popular with competitors and welcomes an international line-up but ongoing uncertainty brought about by the pandemic means many feel unable to travel.

While the competition took place in an online format in 2020, it was felt this would not work successfully in the current climate, with the easing of restrictions since last year perhaps dampening enthusiasm for participating in or watching such an event.

Andy Rolfe, of Foden’s Band, added: “We look forward to hosting the contest next year in person, as well as celebrating its tenth anniversary.”