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Bridgewater Hall Review

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 13 May 2011

Fodens performed at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester on the 8th May as part of the Northern Arts Brass Festival. The band was conducted by guest conductor Howard Snell and accompanied guest soloist Jens Lindemann.

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Fodens entertain in France

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 2 May 2011

Foden's have just returned from a weekend in France where they have been performing in the Limoux Festival. The festival has been running for 3 years and this year attracted over 10,000 spectators to various events and shows over the 5 day duration.

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Death of Arthur Breeze

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 26 April 2011

The death has occurred of Arthur Breeze, at the age of 71. He joined Fodens on second trombone in the late 1970s at a time when James Scott was rebuilding the band.

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Twitter

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 26 April 2011

Fodens are now on Twitter!!!!!

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Celebration!

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 12 April 2011

On Tuesday 29th at Flowcrete Offices in Elworth, Foden’s Band celebrated their recent success at the North West Area Brass Band Contest. The reason for the celebration was that Foden’s Band had achieved a record six consecutive wins at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens making a total of 18.

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Sandbach Transport Festival

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 6 April 2011

On April 17thFoden’s Band were thrilled to perform for the third year running at the Nation-wide renowned Sandbach Transport Festival.

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Japanese Tsunami Appeal

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 5 April 2011

Over the past couple of weeks Natsumi Inaba and Fumika Kimura (both members of Foden's)have been busy arranging a number of fund raising events to help raise funds and awareness for the 'British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal' Ian Clowes kindly donated two pictures of Foden's Band that he had...

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Fodens players lead coaching day with St Helens Youth Band

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 April 2011

Members of St Helens Youth Brass Band recently benefitted from the visit of a number of principal players from Foden’s Band.

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Fodens appoint Withington

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 26 March 2011

Speaking about the appointment of Allan Withington as Professional Conductor band Chairman John Barber commented 'Fodens are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Allan Withington as Professional Conductor of Foden's. Allan is a fantastic musician with a proven track record with every band he has conducted.

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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