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Foden's and the James Morrison Quartet

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 29 June 2018

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Tickets are selling fast for our concert at the RNCM on the 15th July with one of the World's leading Jazz Quartets

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2018 Foden's Solo Competition Entry Now Open

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 June 2018

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Foden’s Band are delighted to announce details of their 8th Open Solo, Duet, and Quartet competition, on Saturday 3rd of November. The competition continues to grow in popularity, and Foden’s Band is very proud that it maintains it’s reputation as one of the best events of it’s kind in the country.

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Foden's Females lead the Way

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 June 2018

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As Band Manager at Foden’s Band, from 1975 – 1990, it was never my role to interfere with players hired or fired by the respective Director of Music, even if it contributed to another headache.

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Foden's and Matt Ford, Lowther Pavillion 10th June

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 5 June 2018

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On Sunday 10th June Foden's will appear at the Lowther Pavillion, Lytham St Annes with the fantastic Matt Ford in a 'Salute to Sinatra and Swing Legends.'

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Foden's are crowned the 2018 Tameside Whit Friday Champions for the 17th time in 18 years

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 29 May 2018

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From the first Whit Friday Marches in 1884, the event has grown in popularity.

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Lowther Pavillion with Matt Ford 10th June

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 23 May 2018

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Foden's are looking forward to performing at Lowther Pavillion with Matt Ford on the 10th June in the first of a number of concerts which includes appearances at Gawsworth Hall 15th July and The Sage, Gateshead 17th November. These concerts will be entitled 'Salute to Sinatra and Swing Legends'

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Foden's and Edwin Firth

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 23 May 2018

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Foden's Band are looking forward to performing in a number of concerts on the 1st and 3rd June to commemorate the life of Edwin Firth.

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Foden's are represented at Buckingham Palace

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 May 2018

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On Tuesday 15th May John Barber and Mark Wilkinson from Foden's Band were invited by Her Majesty the Queen to attend a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.

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Mike Lovatt and Foden's

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 8 May 2018

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Foden's are pleased to announce that they will accompany Mike Lovatt on his first solo cd at the end of June.

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Foden's Band remember Edwin Firth

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 May 2018

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To those who played in the Famous Foden Band with him, or simply heard him play, Edwin Firth was by far the finest ever cornet player

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Foden's band maintains a world class reputation for providing entertainment in the field of brass music with a tradition and unique style Mark Wilkinson