Foden's join with Youth & Junior Bands

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 13 June 2016

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On Sunday 5th June Foden's Band performed at the Parr Hall, Warrington in a concert shared with its Youth and recently formed Junior Band

The Foden's Youth Band was originally formed in 2012 to provide monthly rehearsals and high profile concert opportunities for its members rather than to compete against other Youth Bands in terms of players or contesting. Due to this the Foden's Youth Band are supported by numerous Youth organisations and have over 60 active members. The project was seen as a natural extension of the youth development work already carried out by Foden's players, and has enabled the band to build partnerships with Love Music Trust (lead partner in the Cheshire East Music Hub), Royal Northern College of Music, Besson and numerous other companies who have been keen to support this exciting new band. 

Following the success of the Youth Band a Foden's Junior Band was subsequently formed last year in partnership with the 'Accent Music Hub' to act as a feeder to the Youth Band.

Speaking about the recent concert Mark Wilkinson commented 'Due to being extremely proud of both our Youth and Junior Bands we took the decision to promote a concert where each band would perform a concert slot before combining for a massed finale. It was extremely satisfying to see over 110 members of the Foden's family join forces and we would like to thank all those who are associated with both bands for assisting in their rapid development. All at Foden's take Youth education very seriously and we are very proud of the work with do in this field, not only with our various bands, but numerous other Youth organisations across the country and abroad. We will once again be running our Solo contest in Sandbach and will shortly announce plans for a non competitive Youth Festival which we will run with Dr Brett Baker and Salford University next year.'

Foden's Youth Band http://www.fodensband.co.uk/youth-band/join-our-youth-band/

Foden's Junior Band http://www.fodensband.co.uk/youth-band/junior-band/

Foden's Solo Contest http://www.fodensband.co.uk/youth-band/solo-contest/ 

All three Bands join for a grand finale

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