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The Hills are Alive

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 13 March 2012

The Hills Are Alive!

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Coaching day with Blue Coats School

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 8 March 2012

On Sunday 4th March, the Blue Coat School Brass Band, Oldham were treated to a training day with principal performers from the Fodens Band. The day was a huge success with the young musicians gaining a valuable insight into what it takes to play in one of the best Brass...

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Fodens at the North West Area Contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 February 2012

On Sunday the 26th February Fodens competed against 11 top section bands in the North West Area Brass Band Contest (which acts as a qualification for the National Finals which are held each year at the Royal Albert Hall London in October)

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Patrons Concert and awards

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 16 February 2012

Foden's hand out awards Foden's annual Patrons Concert was held at Sandbach School on Tuesday 14th February to over 500 patrons of the band. The capacity audience was entertained as the band conducted by Michael Fowles was put through its paces with favourites such as Washington Grays, Ruler of...

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Fodens Armagh Review

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 16 February 2012

At the beginning of February, Foden’s band made its now annual pilgrimage to Northern Ireland as guests of the Armagh Old Boy’s Brass Band. Now in its 12thconsecutive year, this trip is one of the undoubted highlights of Foden’s hectic concert schedule.

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Fodens Players lend a helping hand

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 12 February 2012

Foden’s workshop with Bolton and Astley Youth Bands

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Fodens on the BBC

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 9 February 2012

On Sunday 19th February at 9pm, BBC4 will broadcast a documentary about one of Britain's finest musical treasures, composer and saxophonist Barbara Thompson. Described as the 'first lady of jazz' Barbara has over 40 years as a professional musician, created her own musical identity.

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The Sound of Music

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 7 February 2012

On the 11th March Fodens will be presenting 'The Story of Maria von Trapp' at Sandbach School. There will be two concerts, 3.30pm and 6pm which will be conducted by Allan Withington. The innovative family concert production for choir and brass band tells the story of Maria von Trapp and...

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Fodens at the rncm

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 1 February 2012

On the 28th January Fodens appeared in the 'Festival of Brass' held at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester conducted by Mike Fowles, Howard Snell and featuring guest soloist Rex Richardson.

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Fodens continue youth link with Lions Youth

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 28 January 2012

Fodens continue their link with local Lions Youth Band.

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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