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British Open

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 28 August 2015

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On the 5th September Foden's will once again compete at the 'British Open Championship' held at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham. The 'Open' is one of the oldest and most sought after trophies in world banding and sees the top 20 brass band in the UK competing each year.

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Foden's Solo Contest 2015

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 30 June 2015

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Plans are well under way for the forthcoming Foden's Solo Contest (which is the largest of its kind in the UK) to be held in Sandbach on the 31st October 2015. As well as various prizes and bursaries, Glyn Williams (pictured left) will now provide a trophy for the 'most outstanding euphonium player of the day'.

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Foden's win Whit Friday

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 31 May 2015

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From the first Whit Friday Marches in 1884, the event has grown in popularity. This year over 100 brass bands participated in twenty two different contests at venues scattered around the areas of Tameside and Saddleworth. At each venue bands march to a central location where they perform a contest march...

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Foden's Solo and Quartet Contest

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 30 April 2015

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We are pleased to announce that our Annual Solo Contest will take place in Sandbach on the 31st October.

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Foden's looking forward to new projects

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 27 March 2015

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After a busy start to the year and rewarding performances at the RNCM and North West Area we now have a 3 week break before our busy diary starts again The band will be featured on BBC TV in a couple of weeks time (further details to follow soon) as well...

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Area Contest Success

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 5 March 2015

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On Sunday 1st March Foden's competed at the North West Area Competition held at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. The 'Area' contest is a qualification contest for the Nationals Finals which are held at the Royal Albert Hall, London in October.  Each of the 13 bands performed the 'Set' test piece 'The Torchbearer' by...

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Area Preview Concert

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 24 February 2015

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Foden's would like to thank Rode Hall, Hawk Green, Silk Brass and Roberts Bakery for performing alongside us at last Sunday's 'Area Preview Concert' in Sandbach ahead of the North West Area contest next Sunday.   We had a fantastic response to the concert with a full capacity of over 300 people present, they witnessed...

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Solo, Duet & Quartet Competition

Posted by Fiona Rolfe on 15 December 2014

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Foden’s 4th Solo, Duet & Quartet Competition again showed that it is one of the best in the country: With entries from all over England and Wales, we were delighted to welcome competitors from Belgium and Norway.  We are especially pleased that our friends from overseas were able to take...

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Foden's Solo Competition

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 November 2014

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Please see the report and full results from our solo contest courtesy of 4barsrest who supported the event. http://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=19417#.VFjp1GByb5oMark Wilkinson

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National Championships

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 13 October 2014

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On Saturday 11th October Foden's competed at the National Finals held at the Royal Albert Hall. Each of the 20 bands performed the 'set work' The Legend of King Arthur by Dr Peter Meechan. Prior to the event Foden's held an open rehearsal on this piece on Tuesday 7th October at Sandbach...

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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