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2012 What a year!!!

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 17 December 2012

In 2012 Fodens have had 99 rehearsals, 38 concerts / cd recordings, held 8 coaching days, formed a Fodens Youth Band, won the Tameside Whit Friday, British Open and Nationals as well as winning the 'British Bandman' and 'Brass Band World' cd of the year for 'Masquerade' and will have...

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Fodens on BBC 1 Friday 21st December at 6.30pm

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 14 December 2012

Following an invitation from BBC 1 Fodens Band will be appearing live on the 'Christmas Edition' of 'Look North West' to be broadcast at 6.30pm on Friday 21st December. Speaking about the invitation Mark Wilkinson said 'This recent invitation from the BBC follows our appearance on the programme after winning...

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Another CD award for Fodens

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 7 December 2012

Fodens Band are pleased to announce that their highly acclaimed cd release 'Masquerade' conducted by Howard Snell and Allan Withington has been announced as the 'British Bandsman cd of the year 2012' This award comes on the back of the cd being awarded the same award from the 'Brass...

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Phil Green returns to Fodens

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 29 November 2012

Fodens are pleased to announce the return of eflat bass player Phil Green. Phil originally joined the band at the invitation of Howard Snell in 1994 after a successful time at Desford Colliery Caterpillar Band. Originally on BBb he moved on to EEb in 1995 and was Solo EEb from...

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Fodens to be featured on Radio 3 this Friday

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 26 November 2012

On Friday 30th November a group of players from Fodens have been invited to perform on the radio 3 programme 'In Tune'. 'In Tune' is a popular arts programme with a listening audience of around 2 million viewers per programme.

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Manchester Cathedral Concert review

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 16 November 2012

Please see below review of our recent concert at Manchester Cathedral

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Fodens win the 'Brass Band World CD of the Year'

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 14 November 2012

Fodens are pleased to announce that their recent cd 'Masquerade' has been voted the 'Brass Band World cd of the year.'

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Foden’s Band Solo, Duet and Quartet Contest 2012

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 7 November 2012

November 3rd saw the second year of the Foden’s Solo, Duet and Quartet Contest at Sandbach School. Although only one year on, this “new” initiative has grown into probably the largest contest in the country with 180 players of varying ages descending on the Foden’s Band’s home soil.

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Fodens are the best in the World

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 29 October 2012

The latest World Rankings have just been released showing that Fodens are the best in the World

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Fodens on the BBC

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 October 2012

Following the bands historic 'Double' at the Royal Albert Hall on the 20th October the bands press department have been extremely busy dealing with enquiries for local and national newspapers, band magazine publications, radio interviews as well as a request from the BBC to appear on the North West news...

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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