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Snell CD Released

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 June 2014

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We are pleased to announce that the bands latest CD release 'We Meet Again' featuring compositions and arrangements by Howard Snell is now available for purchase via the bands online shop The band enjoyed preparing the material for the cd as well as being conducted by Howard.

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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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Foden's Improvisation Masterclass

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 May 2014

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On the 22nd June Foden's Composer-in-Residence Andy Scott and Solo Trombone John Barber will hold a Jazz improvisation class at the Foden's bandroom in Sandbach. At the class Andy and John will give an insight into how the classically-trained musician may unlock the mysteries of jazz and improvising as well as talking...

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A Child Like You Premiere

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 13 May 2014

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Do you fancy reading about the inspiration behind the bands latest project with Andy Scott which resulted in a recent concert at the RNCM as well as a forthcoming concert at the Southbank and Glasgow ?If so click on the belowhttp://www.andyscott.org.uk/blog/2014/child-you.htm

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Foden's Composers Contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 30 April 2014

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46 entries have been received and submitted for our composer contest with the deadline now reached. Dr Meechan, Philip Sparke and Michael Fowles will now decide which of the 5 compositions in the 23 and under category will proceed to the live Masterclass workshop at the RNCM on the 15th June. At...

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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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A Child Like You Premiere

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 31 March 2014

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We’re delighted to announce that Foden’s Band & its Composer in Residence, Andy Scott, are recipients of a prestigious commission from PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Biennial.

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Foden's Composer Contest update

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 February 2014

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Since announcing details of the Foden's Composer Contest the band have been inundated  with application requests.   Speaking about the Contest Mark Wilkinson said 'To date we have received 63 application requests across the two age group sections.

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Prestigious Commission

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 14 November 2013

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Dates for the first set of New Music Biennial premieres are announced today by PRS for Music Foundation. Beginning in January 2014, the twenty commissions will be performed at concert halls, arts centres, festivals and outdoor spaces across the length and breadth of the UK as well as at two...

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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