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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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Manchester Cathedral 29th November 2014

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 6 October 2014

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Tickets for our concert at Manchester Cathedral on the 29th November featuring Foden's, Foden's Youth, Jens Lindemann and Halifax Choral Society are now on sale We last appeared at the Cathedral in 2012 to a capacity audience of 900 people as well as having a fantastic evening.

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Foden's open up!!

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 5 October 2014

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On Tuesday 7th October Foden's will hold an 'open' rehearsal on the test piece 'The Legend of King Arthur' prior to our performance at the National Finals on Saturday 11th October.The rehearsal will be held at Sandbach School (in the Theatre), Crewe Rd, Sandbach, CW11 2NS commencing at 7.30pm.

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Brass Training Day 2014

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 29 September 2014

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EAST ANGLIAN BRASS BAND ASSOCIATION  BRASS TRAINING DAY 2014 On Sunday 28th September the East Anglian Brass Band Association held its Annual Brass Training Day at the Hewett School, Norwich. Fifty-five delegates from the age of 11 upwards had enrolled on the course and were looking forward to benefitting from the tutors...

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Solo Contest update

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 29 September 2014

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Solo Contest updatePlans are well under way for the forthcoming Foden's Solo Contest on the 1st November.Speaking about the forthcoming event Fiona Rolfe commented 'We are very pleased with the number of entries received to date but due to various conservatories etc only commencing lessons last week a number of...

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North West Area - 2015

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 18 September 2014

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Torchbearer has been announced as the Championship Area Test Piece for 2015Torchbearer was used at the Nationals in 2009 where Foden's were placed 2ndA live copy of this performance can be downloaded fromhttp://shop.fodensband.co.uk/download-tracks.html

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Foden's Solo Contest

Posted by on 17 September 2014

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The closing date for the Foden's Solo Contest to be held on the 1st November is fast approaching.The Adjudicators who have been given the difficult task of adjudicating 19 classes will be Glyn Williams (appearing courtesy of Sterling Musical Instruments) Anthony Galinier and Glenn Van Looy (both appearing courtesy of...

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Foden's Solo Competition

Posted by Mark WIlkinson on 17 September 2014

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Foden's announce 3rd Adjudicator for solo contest on the 1st November 

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British Open Gala Concert

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 14 September 2014

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On Sunday 8th September Foden's appeared in concert at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham with our friends from Black Dyke and CoryPlease follow the link below to a review of the concerthttp://www.4barsrest.com/reviews/concerts/con982.asp#.VBQoJGB0z5o

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Foden's Solo Contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 12 September 2014

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Foden's are pleased to announce that composer Lee Morris will once again write a solo for the winner of the 17 - 19 slow melody class in memory of Bryan Tait. This will accompany the trophy kindly donated by John Squires-Evans, to celebrate the life and musicianship of this wonderful cornet...

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