Fodens team up with the Rossendale Scout Band

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 23 July 2009

On the 11th July Fodens were invited by the 2nd Rossendale Scout Group Band to appear as their special guests in a concert held at the Royal Court Theatre, Bacup.

Earlier in the day Mark Wilkinson and Glyn Williams held a joint masterclass with the youngsters covering points such as Breathing, Nerves, Range, Practice Routines etc. It was a welcome return to the band for both Mark and Glyn as Mark has previously been featured as a guest soloist on a cd recording with the band and both Mark and Glyn have  appeared as guest soloists.

Following the masterclass other principal players from Fodens joined the band to work on pieces conducted by Glyn where the band also accompanied guest soloist Helen Williams. Following the one hour rehearsal a short concert was given to the parents of the youngsters on the pieces prepared earlier.

Later, the packed theatre was treated to a great concet by Fodens which also featured the 2nd Rossendale Scout Band who gave a very polished performance of Peter Grahams' Windows of the World'

The Rossendale Scout band have previously promoted concerts by Fodens in 2006 as well as Black Dyke and Grimethorpe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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