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Foden's Band - Open Rehearsal

Posted by Richard Poole on 22 August 2014

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On the 6th September Foden's Band will compete at the 'British Open' Brass Band Championships to be held at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham. The 'British Open' is regarded as one of the main brass band competitions in the world, with the first being held in 1853.

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Foden's Composer Competition Result

Posted by Richard Poole on 22 July 2014

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In January Foden's launched the 'Foden's Composer Competition' which was run in partnership with the RNCM in two sections. In June the submitted compositions for Section 1 were short listed down to 6 for a final held at the RNCM.

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Brass in Concert 2014 - Draw

Posted by Richard Poole on 9 July 2014

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The draw has been officially announced for the 38th Brass in Concert Championship, to be held in association with Yamaha, Banks Group and British Bandsman at Sage Gateshead on Sunday 16th November.

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Solo Contest Entries Now Open

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 21 June 2014

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The Foden's Annual Solo, Duet and Quartet Competition is now open to entries.

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Composers Contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 June 2014

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On Sunday 15th June Foden's held the finals of our '23 and under Composers Contest ' at the Royal Northern College of Music. A shortlist of 6 finalists were drawn up by 3 judges, Dr Peter Meechan, Philip Sparke and Miuchael Fowles. 

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Whit Friday History Makers

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 16 June 2014

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On Friday 13th June 2014 Foden's made history by competing in all 11 Tameside Villages, receiving 1st prize at all 11.

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Foden's set for Whit Friday Contests

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 June 2014

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Preparations are well underway for the annual Whit Friday Brass Band Contests. The competitions attract bands from all over the world to compete in this long standing tradition.

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Composers Contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 8 June 2014

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The judging panel of Philip Sparke, Dr Peter Meechan and Michael Fowles have now consulted on all the compositions submitted in the 23 and under category of our 2014 Composers Competition, run in partnership with RNCM.

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National Finals Test Piece

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 21 April 2014

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The test piece for the National Finals in October has been announced. 'The Legend of King Arthur' composed by our Musical Associate Dr Peter Meechan has been selected as this years test. The piece is enjoyable and very difficult to play but should be a good audience friendly choice.Foden's have...

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Foden's are off to London

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 10 March 2014

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On Sunday 9th March Foden's competed at the North West Area Competition held at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Each band had to perform the 'Set' test piece 'St Magnus' by composer Kenneth Downie. St Magnus has been described by many as one of the hardest test pieces written for Brass...

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