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Party in the Park

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 10 July 2017

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On Saturday 1st July Foden's performed in the annual 'Party in the Park' organised by Sandbach Town Council.

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Foden's and Matt Ford

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 10 July 2017

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On Tuesday 4th July Foden's welcomed the fantastic Matt Ford to Sandbach to rehearse for our forthcoming appearance at Gawsworth Hall on the 13th August.

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Foden’s, Foden’s Youth and Foden’s Junior Bands – Parr Hall, Warrington, Sunday 11th June

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 July 2017

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For the second year in succession, the burgeoning, combined forces of the Foden’s Band organisation performed a matinee springtime concert in the beautiful acoustic of Warrington’s grand Parr Hall to a large audience.

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Recent Concerts

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 22 June 2017

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On Saturday 17th June Foden's travelled to Norwich as guests of the Cawston Band. Cawston Band provided the first half entertainment where they accompanied soloists Mark Wilkinson and Gary Curtin with Foden's providing the second half. The concert closed with the massed bands performing Kingdom Triumphant.

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Busy Times for Foden's

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 14 June 2017

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Following on from Last Fridays Successful Whit Friday where Foden's were crowned the Tameside Whit Friday Champions for the 16th time in 17 years Foden's travelled to Macclesfield the following day to perform in the 'National Association of Brass Band Conductors Contest' and then in concert with their 60 strong...

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Foden's are the Tameside Whit Friday Champions

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 12 June 2017

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From the first Whit Friday Marches in 1884, the event has grown in popularity.

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How do I improvise

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 7 June 2017

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Foden's look at answering this question in the first of two videos featuring artists John Barber and Andy Scott courtesy of a funding award from Arts Council England through ‘Grants for the Arts’ for a “Three Year Strategic Music and Audience Development Plan 2016-2019”

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Foden’s Band – Musical Director: Michael Fowles – Aalborg Musikkonkurrence – 21/5/17

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 7 June 2017

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The musicians of Foden’s Band played a significant part at this year’s Aalborg Musikkonkurrence, Denmark’s leading entertainment competition: on the Saturday, John Barber, Mark Bousie, Michael Fowles and Mark Wilkinson all served as adjudicators for the event’s four sections and, on the same evening, the band played a very well...

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Aalborg, Denmark Music Festival

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 30 May 2017

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On the 20th and 21st May the 10th Aalborg Music Festival was held in Aalborg, Denmark with a record number of 21 bands and 2 ensembles from across Denmark participating in 5 different sections. Due to the large number of bands competing in the contest two separate halls had to...

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Foden's visit Denmark

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 18 May 2017

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On Saturday 20th May Foden's will travel to Aalborg, Denmark to provide a gala concert following the Aalborg Brass Festival as well as a day time concert on Sunday.

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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