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Foden's in France

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 24 August 2010

Foden's Band performed at the Soirées at the Opéra-Théâtre, Limoges for the Cuivres en Fête Festival on Sunday evening, 24th August. Playing to a packed auditorium the band gave a varied programme under the baton of Michael Fowles in connection with Foden's instrument partner Besson.

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Fodens Baritone Player in Japan

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 20 August 2010

The first Japanese ‘Brass Band Camp’ was recently held in Mahatmas (BBCH)’ on the weekend of 13th to 15th August. The organisers of BBCH Atsuhiko Okamoto and Toshiaki Kameyama are also founders of Hamamatsu Brass Band, which was formed in 2004. Atsuhikocame to the UK to study with Prof.

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New Signing - Simon Gresswell

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 August 2010

Foden's are pleased to announce the signing of Simon Gresswell on Bflat bass who joins from Brighouse. Speaking to 4BR Foden's Chairman John Barber said 'We are extremely pleased to announce the signing of Simon who is regarded as one of the leading Bflat bass players in the country and...

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Patrons Choice 3 CD

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 29 July 2010

4barsrest.com recently reviewed Foden's latest cd release 'Patrons Choice 3'

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Inaugural Cheshire East Music Competition

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 13 July 2010

  As part of the Foden's and Cheshire East 'Partnership,' Foden's Band  recently held the first 'Inaugural Cheshire East Schools Music Competition' at Congleton Town Hall. The celebration concert, on Saturday July 10, involved three schools each delivering a 10-minute programme of music, and all three performances were truly outstanding...

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Website Launch youth.fodens.co.uk

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 12 July 2010

Fodens are delighted to be able to announce the official launch of their long-awaited Youth website.  Foden's began by forming a ‘Youth Patrons’ initiative to compliment their already successful adult scheme.  A natural progression was then to have a competition to name the website – hence the name ‘Salute To...

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Fodens in Chester

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 30 June 2010

Foden's will be appearing in concert at Chester Cathedral on the 18th September in a self promotional concert with the 'Vale Royal Singers' and conductor Bramwell Tovey.

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Conductors announced

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 June 2010

Fodens have announced that Bramwell Tovey will conduct the band at the forthcoming 'Bridgewater Hall Concert' in Manchester on the 11th September and at 'Chester Cathederal' on the 18th September.

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Armagh Summer School

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 25 June 2010

It is now 10 years since the first ‘Armagh Summer School’ was held and plans are well underway for this years summers school involving tutors from Foden's

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Whit Friday Marches

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 15 June 2010

The annual' Whit Friday March Contest' was held in Tameside and Saddleworth on Friday 28th May

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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