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Fodens appoint Fowles

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 5 April 2009

Fodens are pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Fowles as the bands 'Associate Conductor' Mark Wilkinson said 'Fodens are extremely pleased to have secured the services of Mike Fowles. Mike has worked with the band on a number of occasions where everyone has been extremely impressed by his professionalism,...

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Fodens give a helping hand

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 March 2009

Players from Fodens recently gave a helping hand to Macclesfield Youth BandTraining Seven players from Fodens attended the youth band’s weekend training event at Savio House in Bollington, where the youth band was preparing to participate in the National Youth Brass Band Championships at the Royal Northern College of Music...

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Fodens remain the 'North West Champions' for the 4th year

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 5 March 2009

On Sunday 1st March 2009 the famous Foden’s Band from Sandbach in Cheshire became North West Area Brass Band Champions for the 16th time in their history. Performing at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool against the cream of North West banding, Foden’s directed by conductor Garry Cutt gave a superb performance...

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Fourth Success at the North West Regional Championship

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 2 March 2009

Fodens equalled the record of the great CWS (Manchester) band by taking the title for the fourth consecutive year – their 16th Area success. Their commanding performance of ‘Salute to Youth’ saw then take the honours ahead of traditional rivals Fairey, who posted their 21st runner up finish at the...

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Living in the Fast Lane

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 2 March 2009

The weekend of 21st/22nd February 2009 saw a recording that could well prove a landmark in the world of Tuba performance and composition! Fodens Band have teamed up with Composer in Residence Andy Scott and fellow composer/saxophonist Barbara Thompson MBE to record a stunning new CD of music written for Tuba.

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Annual Patrons' Concert

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 20 February 2009

The Foden’s Band annual Patrons Concert was held on Tuesday 17th February 2009 at Sandbach School and was probably the most successful yet! The Hall was filled to capacity (infact extra seating had to be found to accommodate all the audience!) and the Patrons and guests were treated to an...

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Review - Foden's Annual Tour in Armagh 2009

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 February 2009

Fodens Band have just returned from yet another successful trip to Armagh, Northern Ireland. The hectic weekend of concerts and socialising was the ninth year in succession that the Band have been invited to Armagh as guests of Armagh Old Boys Band with whom Fodens have very close links.

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Festival of Brass Retrospective

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 February 2009

The band gave a fantastic performance at the Festival of Brass at the RNCM in Manchester on Saturday 31st January.

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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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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