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Fodens Composer in Residence nominated for Composer Award

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 October 2012

Fodens Composer in residence nominated for British Composer Award following a Fodens commission Andy Scott’s Spirit of Mingus has been shortlisted for a British Composer Award 2012 in the Wind Band or Brass Band category. The work beat off stiff competition from some of the UK’s leading contemporary composers to...

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Fodens are Double Champions!!!

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 22 October 2012

On Saturday 20th October at The Royal Albert Hall in London, the National Brass Band Championships were held which featured the top 20 brass bands from around the UK. The chosen test piece was a fiendishly difficult arrangement by Howard Snell of the Maurice Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe.

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Fodens Principals tutor in Norwich

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 16 October 2012

On Sunday 7th October 2012 the East Anglian Brass Band Association held its Annual Brass Training Day at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich. Eighty-four delegates from the age of 11 upwards had enrolled on the course and were looking forward to benefiting from the tutors advice and expertise.

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Fodens Youth Band is underway!!!

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 15 October 2012

Following a successful first rehearsal the members of the brand new ‘Fodens Youth Band’ are now gearing up for their debut performances.

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CD Discounts!!!!

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 3 October 2012

Looking for an ideal Christmas present ? then look no further!!   Fodens are pleased to announce various cd packages on offer via the bands website including discount cd prices as well as various 'bundles' including our latest cd release 'Masquerade' http://www.fodensband.co.uk/shop/

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Fodens Youth Band

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 24 September 2012

On Sunday 30th September the first rehearsal of the brand new Fodens Youth Band takes place in Sandbach. The band has been overwhelmed with applications over the past couple of months and 60 successful applicants will come together to rehearse for the first time this Sunday.

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Fodens ranked 3rd in the World Rankings

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 September 2012

Fodens recent victory at the British Open moves them upto 3rd place in the Brass Band World Rankings.

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Fodens at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 September 2012

On Saturday 8th September Fodens appeared in the gala concert of the 'Great Northern Brass Arts Festival' at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester where we shared the stage with our friends at Brighouse and Rastrick and Black Dyke. Please see below link to the review of the concert via 4barsrest http://www.4barsrest.com/reviews/concerts/con832.asp

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Fodens are crowned the 160th British Open Champions

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 3 September 2012

On Saturday 1st September Foden's Band were crowned the '2012 British Open Champions' at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham The British Open Contest is classed as the most prestigious Brass Band contest in the World involving 17 of the best brass bands in Great Britain who all pitted their wits against...

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Manchester Cathedral Update

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 22 August 2012

Fodens are pleased to announce that the recently formed Fodens Youth Band will be making an appearance at the forthcoming Manchester Cathedral Concert on the 11th November to celebrate its launch.   Tickets for this not to be missed concert featuring Fodens, Jens Lindemann, Faures Requiem performed by the...

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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