Fodens Youth Band is underway!!!

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 15 October 2012

Following a successful first rehearsal the members of the brand new ‘Fodens Youth Band’ are now gearing up for their debut performances.

 At the end of September 62 young musicians came together from every corner of Cheshire, the North West, North Wales and South Yorkshire to rehearse for the very first time as part of Fodens Youth Band. There was also a team of 7 students from Royal Northern College of Music present to support the players and assist Fodens Band principals in auditioning and rehearsing the players.
 
There is not long to wait until their first performance with just one more rehearsal before they take to the stage on November 3rd alongside soloist Les Neish to perform following the Fodens Solo Competition. Once again the competition has attracted a large number of entries from far and wide; more details of how you can attend or compete are available from fiona-rolfe@hotmail.co.uk
 
Just one week later they will be joined by international Trumpet Soloist Jens Lindemann for a performance at Manchester Cathedral on 11th November. This Concert will also feature Fodens Band as well as two choirs to perform the world premiere of Dr Peter Meechan’s new arrangement of Faure’s Requiem. Tickets for this concert can be obtrained from Mark Wilkinson at marklwilky@hotmail.com  
 
Speaking about the launch of the new band project co-ordinator Ian Raisbeck said ‘it has been fantastic to finally see, and hear, the result of our new project. And with barely any time to wait we will see the band performing alongside world class soloists’.
 
This project would not have been possible without the support of Love Music Trust (the lead organisation in Cheshire East’s Music Hub), and the many other supporting partners we have received help from. 
 
Ian Raisbeck
Project Co-ordinator
For any conductor and every audience, Foden’s Band is a musical Magic Carpet. It continually takes the listener to places that few other ensembles rarely even approach Howard Snell