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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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Resident Photographer announced by Fodens Band

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 November 2008

Fodens Band are pleased to announce that 4barsrest photographer, Ian Clowes, has been appointed as the band’s resident photographer. Ian has been working with the band throughout 2008 and the partnership has resulted in a photo book capturing the band’s triumphant Tameside outing and a series of large format prints...

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Simon Minshall becomes 1st Bass Trombone at NYO

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 7 November 2008

Fodens Bass Trombone player Simon Minshall has recently been awarded the 1st Bass Trombone position with the 'National Youth Orchestra' as well as being offered the 'Section Principal' role. Simon joined the 'NYO' in January 2008 and is delighted with his recent appointment following his audition with Peter Gane and...

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Fodens outline plans for a Training Weekend

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 28 October 2008

Fodens principal players will be holding a coaching weekend at Sandbach School on the 13th and 14th December 2008. Speaking about the training weekend Mark Wilkinson said ' For a number of years Fodens have been actively involved in numerous training events with various youth organisations, music services as well...

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Foden's reach No.1 ranking

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 17 October 2008

Foden's Brass Band can now boast being the best band in the world after receiving conformation that they have now been ranked No1 in the 'World Brass Band Rankings' . Following the band's last two contests which saw them win the 'British Open' at the Symphony Hall In Birmingham and...

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