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Foden's set for Whit Friday Contests

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 June 2014

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Preparations are well underway for the annual Whit Friday Brass Band Contests. The competitions attract bands from all over the world to compete in this long standing tradition.

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Snell CD Released

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 June 2014

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We are pleased to announce that the bands latest CD release 'We Meet Again' featuring compositions and arrangements by Howard Snell is now available for purchase via the bands online shop The band enjoyed preparing the material for the cd as well as being conducted by Howard.

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Composers Contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 8 June 2014

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The judging panel of Philip Sparke, Dr Peter Meechan and Michael Fowles have now consulted on all the compositions submitted in the 23 and under category of our 2014 Composers Competition, run in partnership with RNCM.

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Hello and Goodbyes

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 June 2014

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In April Alan Hodgkinson (B flat bass) left the band in order to taking a break from banding. During Alan's career he has played with Dobcross, Sellers, Todmorden, Leyland and finally Foden's. The band are pleased to announce that ex Black Dyke player Danny Sinclair will join the band in...

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Foden's Improvisation Masterclass

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 May 2014

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On the 22nd June Foden's Composer-in-Residence Andy Scott and Solo Trombone John Barber will hold a Jazz improvisation class at the Foden's bandroom in Sandbach. At the class Andy and John will give an insight into how the classically-trained musician may unlock the mysteries of jazz and improvising as well as talking...

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World Premiere Performance

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 25 May 2014

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On the 24th May Foden's performed a concert as part of the prestigious Bury St Edmunds Festival. The first half of the concert featured the World Premiere of a piece commissioned by Foden's from Andrew Duncan entitled 'Cantata'. We were pleased to have Andrew at the premiere which was well received by the audience.

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Foden's return to Gawsworth

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 21 May 2014

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Foden's will make a welcome return to Gawsworth Hall on the 17th August. The stunning surrounding of the Cheshire stately home plays host to an annual summer season which attracts audiences to see world class musicians, theatre productions and even famous comedians playing in the open air theatre.  Tickets for...

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Bury St. Edmunds Festival

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 18 May 2014

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Next weekend Foden's will perform at the prestigious Bury St Edmunds Festival. The concert will see the world premiere of a new composition commissioned by Foden's from the pen of Andy Duncan as well as his Trombone Concerto performed by John Barber.

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A Child Like You Premiere

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 13 May 2014

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Do you fancy reading about the inspiration behind the bands latest project with Andy Scott which resulted in a recent concert at the RNCM as well as a forthcoming concert at the Southbank and Glasgow ?If so click on the belowhttp://www.andyscott.org.uk/blog/2014/child-you.htm

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New Website Launched

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 30 April 2014

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Foden's Band are delighted to welcome you to our new website.

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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