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A Tribute to Teddy Gray

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 30 January 2009

A TRIBUTE TO EDWARD ‘TEDDY’ GRAY

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Death of Teddy Gray

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 January 2009

The death of Teddy Gray, the former principal cornet player of the Fodens Band, aged 82, has been annouced.Top man Teddy was the top man at the Sandbach band from 1947 to 1972 and was a member of the Fodens Band that won countless major honours, including the Nationals of...

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Festival of Brass Preparations

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 January 2009

In preparation for the RNCM Festival of Brass on the 31st January Fodens & Garry Cutt have been busy rehearsing 'A World Within', the first piece to be written for the band by Fodens Composer in Residence, Andy Scott.

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Recording for "Patrons CD No.2"

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 12 January 2009

Fodens band spent the weekend of the 10/11 January recording 'Patrons Choice CD No2' at Bedford High School,Leigh. The CD will be launched at the band's forthcoming Patrons Concert at Sandbach School on the 17th February and includes pieces requested by the bands patrons.

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Recording Projects

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 23 December 2008

Fodens have been busy in the recording studio lately recording a CD conducted by Bram Tovey. The recording comprises compositions by Bram including the test pieces 'A Night to Sing' and 'Coventry Variations'. Bram is also a featured soloist on the recording playing the piano. A major highlight on the...

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Annual Patrons Concert in February

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 23 December 2008

Fodens have announced that the bands annual Patrons Concert will be held at Sandbach School on Tuesday 17th February 2009 starting at 7.30pm. Non Patrons are also invited to attend the concert with payment being made on the door.

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The Best Wishes

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 23 December 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year On behalf of the Fodens organisation, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the bands supporters, patrons and friends for their support in 2008 and wish you all the best for 2009.

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Exciting programme for Brass Festival at RNCM

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 23 December 2008

Fodens have announced their exciting programme for the forthcoming Festival Of Brass at the Royal Northern College Of Music in Manchester on the 31st January 2009. The Festival Of Brass is seen as one of the leading concert series in the brass band repertoire that features a number of the...

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Fodens Band's annual Chrisrtmas Concert

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 1 December 2008

Fodens Brass Band will be holding their annual Christmas Concert on Sunday 7th December at Sandbach Boys School commencing at 7.30pm Admission is by payment on the door. Ticket: £8 (£7 Concession) Please arrive early as the concert is expected to be a sell out.

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Fodens win the 'CD of the Year'

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 1 December 2008

Fodens band have won the British Bandsman award of 'cd of the year' for a cd release called 'New Music for Brass Band' A panel of 4 acclaimed judges assessed all brass band cds released over the year and awarded the title to Fodens, followed by 'Classic Brass' Black Dyke,...

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