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Foden's announce Bflat Bass signing

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 September 2014

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Foden's are pleased to announce the signing of Jonny Shaw who joins from the Milnrow Band where he has been a member for the past 3 years.Prior to joining Milnrow Jonny has been a member of Fairey's as well as Brighouse and Rastrick with whom he won the nationals in...

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British Open 2014

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 9 September 2014

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On Saturday 6th September Foden's competed at the British Open Contest held at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham The contest is believed to be the oldest music competition in the world, celebrating its 162nd year with all the best bands in Great Britain competing at this event.

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Solo Contest - 2nd November

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 8 September 2014

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We are pleased to announce that our 2nd adjudicator for the Foden's Solo Contest on the 1st November will be our very own Glyn Williams  Glyn Williams was born in Aberystwyth, where he was introduced to music by his Uncle, and enjoyed playing euphonium with Towyn Silver, Royal Oakley and...

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British Open Gala Concert

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 5 September 2014

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On Sunday 7th September Foden's will appear in concert at the Symphony Hall with our friends from Black Dyke and Cory. Foden's will perform a solo set before ending the concert with a massed bands with Cory Foden's have now released their programme conducted by Allan Withington Henry V       Vaughan WilliamsAurora Borealis    Hanson Can...

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New Adjudicator for Solo Contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 5 September 2014

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We are pleased to announce that our 1st adjudicator for the Solo Contest on the 1st November will be Glenn Van LooyEntry forms for the contest can be obtained via http://www.fodensband.co.uk/youth-band/solo-contest/Born in Bonheiden, in the province of Antwerp (Belgium), Glenn Van Looy has quickly established himself as one of the leading...

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Audi Macclesfield

Posted by Richard Poole on 30 August 2014

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On Sunday 17th August, Foden's Band gave a concert in the fantastic grounds of Gawsworth Hall to a 800 strong audience to conclude the Gawsworth concert season for 2014. Back, fresh from the summer break, the band performed music with a theme of 'Best of British' and delighted audiences with pieces...

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Foden's at the Bridgewater Hall

Posted by on 29 August 2014

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Foden's have released details of their Programme to be performed at the Bridgewater Hall on the 13th September where they will be conducted by guest conductor Richard Evans. The Cossack (Rimmer) Jubilee Overture (Sparke) Spring Song (Eden)Soloist: Mark Wilkinson  Postcard from Mexico (Snell) Elaine from Tintagel (Wright) The Flight of the Wild Geese (Dewhurst)Tickets for the...

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Foden's at the Open

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 August 2014

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On the 6th September Foden's will compete at the British Open Championships at Birmingham Symphony Hall.Foden's won the British Open in 1964,  the picture below was taken shortly after this.

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Foden's at Tatton Park

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 25 August 2014

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On Sunday 24th August Foden's appeared at Tatton Park in a commemorative service to mark the start of WW1. The event was organised by Cheshire East with 200 vip's present as well as a large audience who were treated to a free event.

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Foden's Band - Open Rehearsal

Posted by Richard Poole on 22 August 2014

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On the 6th September Foden's Band will compete at the 'British Open' Brass Band Championships to be held at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham. The 'British Open' is regarded as one of the main brass band competitions in the world, with the first being held in 1853.

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