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Foden's on BBC 4

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 7 March 2011

The BBC will broadcast a documentary about saxophonist/composer Barbara Thompson, entitled ‘Battle Against Time’. The programme follows Barbara over four years as she continues her battle against Parkinson’s Disease, whilst still maintaining a demanding writing and performing schedule.

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Death of Ken Davies

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 1 March 2011

The death, after a long illness, on Sunday last, 27th February, has been announced of Ken Davies. He was aged 82.

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Foden's win the Area

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 28 February 2011

On Sunday 27th February Fodens Band reclaimed their title as the 'North West Area Champions' for a record 6th consecutive year at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Fodens performance of the set test piece 'Paganini Variations' by Philip Wilby was conducted by the bands guest conductor Allan Withington who claimed his...

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Patrons Concert

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 23 February 2011

On Tuesday 22nd February Foden's held their annual 'Patrons Concert' to the bands 500 plus patrons at Sandbach School. During the concert the band performed a number of pieces under the direction of Associate Conductor Mike Fowles from their recently released 'Patrons Choice 4 cd' which contains pieces chosen by...

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Wedding Bells

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 23 February 2011

On Saturday 18th February solo cornet player Paul MacDonald married solo Baritone player Natsumi Inaba at Crewe Hall, Crewe.

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Fodens travel to Armagh

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 18 February 2011

During the weekend 4th – 6th February 2011 Foden's Band made their 11th consecutive visit to Armagh, Northern Ireland for an action packed weekend of playing, training and fun.

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John Wallace becomes one on the bands Vice Presidents

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 10 February 2011

Foden's Band are delighted to announce that Professor John Wallace OBE CBE has accepted the post of Vice President with the band. Professor Wallace is not new to the band having conducted them at Gateshead's Brass in Concert Championship at the end of 2010 where the band were placed 2nd...

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Foden's at the RNCM

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 30 January 2011

Foden's were recently featured in the prestigious RNCM Festival of Brass in Manchester which is classed as one of the major Brass Band festivals in the world featuring some of the countries best bands performing a programme of 'serious' compositions

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Exciting times at Fodens

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 30 January 2011

Prior to Foden's appearance at the RNCM 'Festival of Brass' the band had been busy preparing and recording a solo cd with the world renowned Trumpet Soloist Jens Lindemann conducted by James Gourlay. Foden's will travel to Switzerland in November where they will be featured in concerts with Jens as...

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Patrons Concert

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 6 January 2011

Foden's have announced that the annual Patron's concert will be held on Tuesday 22nd February at Sandbach Boys School commencing at 7.30pm.

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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