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Foden's Youth Band to kick off 4th season with free concert

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 21 September 2015

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During the last academic year Foden's Youth Band continued to develop in many areas thanks to the incredible support received from Besson, Love Music Trust & RNCM. Over the past year the band commissioned new works, promoted concerts in new venues and even received its first ever set of stand banners.

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Foden's launch new Junior Band

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 10 September 2015

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Foden's Band are proud to announce the launch of the 'Foden's Junior Band' to be run in partnership with the ‘Accent’ Music Education Hub and existing Foden’s Youth Band partners Besson and the Royal Northern College of Music.

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Armagh Summer School 2015

Posted by Richard Poole on 18 August 2015

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Monday 3rd August saw the start of the 15th Annual Armagh Old Boys’ Summer School led once again by 9 tutors from Foden’s Band. This year’s tutors were Richard Poole, Ian Raisbeck, Lesley Poole, Sarah Lenton, Mark Bousie, Shaun Farrington, Stewart Baglin, Anthony Mann and Michael Fowles.

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Summer Break & Withington visit

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 13 July 2015

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Foden's ended the summer term last Thursday (9th) and Friday (10th) welcoming professional conductor Allan Withington to Sandbach where we spent time rehearsing the forthcoming British Open and National Test pieces.  The band now commence a well earned break before returning for a concert at Gawsworth Hall on the 16th August. Despite having a...

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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 and Foden's Youth Team Up

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 3 May 2015

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On Saturday 2nd May 'Team Foden's' (Foden's and Foden's Youth) performed at Keele University. Each band performed a solo spot before combining to perform a World Premiere from Andy Stevenson of 'Tales of Myths and Legends' which takes inspiration from Cheshire's rich mythological history.

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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 & Foden's Youth Band's set for premiere

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 13 April 2015

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On 2nd May Foden's Band and their critically acclaimed Foden's Youth Band will premiere a brand new composition by Andrew Stevenson. The piece titled 'Tales of Myths and Legends' takes inspiration from myths and legends of Cheshire.

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Youth Band in Love Music Trust Celebration

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 27 March 2015

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The Foden's Youth Band performed the leading role in a special 'celebration concert' hosted by our partners Love Music Trust. 

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Youth Band set for Celebration Performance

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 16 March 2015

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The Foden's Youth Band are all set for their performance next Wednesday (25th March) at Victoria Hall Hanley. 

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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