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2nd Highest in the World

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 30 December 2010

Foden's Band are delighted to end the year ranked 2nd in the World of Brass - 4barsrest.com world rankings. The rankings take into account contest placings, quality of the contest lineup etc 1 Cory Wales 1,401.26 - 2 Foden's North West 1,055.85 +1 3 Black Dyke Yorkshire 1,001.22 -1 4...

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Christmas Thanks

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 22 December 2010

Foden's would like to wish all our patrons and supporters a very 'Happy Christmas' and would like to thank everyone for their continued support.

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Glimpses of Foden's Past

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 20 December 2010

It is quite remarkable how rare gems from the past very occasionally turn up. In this case not just a gem which was thought to be lost forever, but a gem which, as far as I was aware, ever existed.

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Christmas Presentations

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 17 December 2010

Foden's band held their annual Christmas Concert on the 12th December to a capacity audience at Sandbach Boys School. The concert was a night of mixed emotions for the band as it was the final appearance for cornet players Dave Morton and Anita Dale.

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Interview with Andy Scott

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 15 December 2010

www.4barsrest.com recently interviewed Foden's composer in residence Andy Scott about his compositions and relationship with Foden's Band.

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Dr Meechan join the Foden's 'Creative Team'

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 2 December 2010

Foden's are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Pete Meechan as 'Musical Associate.' Dr. Meechan has, in addition to his composing repertoire, been responsible for a number of fantastic brass band arrangements many of which are played by some of the worlds top brass bands.

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Foden's and Scott win the 'British Bandsman CD of the Year award

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 29 November 2010

For the 3rd consecutive year Foden's Band have won the 'British Bandsman CD of the Year.' The bands cd 'A World Within' featuring the music of the bands composer in residence Andy Scott found favour with the panel of Judges comprising Tim Mutum, Frank Renton and Paul Hindmarsh who after...

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Christmas Concert details

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 29 November 2010

Foden's Band will be holding their annual 'Christmas Concert' at Sandbach Boys School on Sunday 12th December commencing at 7.30pm. As well as performing a number of Christmas items the band will also play a number of new entertaining items as well as featuring a number of the bands world...

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Brass in Concert Entertainment Contest' weekend

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 22 November 2010

On the 20th November Foden's band performed the first half of the pre contest gala concert at the 'Sage', Gateshead under the baton of the world renowned musician John Wallace to a capacity audience. The programme featured a number of the bands popular concert pieces as well as John Wallace...

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Patrons Choice 4 CD

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 8 November 2010

Foden's have had a busy weekend recording their latest cd 'Patrons Choice 4' at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester on the 6/7 November. The cd will comprise of tracks chosen by the bands 'Patron's' and will be released at the Bands 'Patrons Concert' in February 2011.

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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