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Youth Band Rehearsal and Transport Parade

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 30 April 2014

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On the 27th April members of Foden's carried out rehearsals with our fantastic Foden's Youth Band ahead of a joint concert on the 7th June. Amongst other pieces we will combine both bands for a performance of 'Images of the Millennium' by Howard Snell including narration at this not to...

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Foden's Composers Contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 30 April 2014

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46 entries have been received and submitted for our composer contest with the deadline now reached. Dr Meechan, Philip Sparke and Michael Fowles will now decide which of the 5 compositions in the 23 and under category will proceed to the live Masterclass workshop at the RNCM on the 15th June. At...

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Youth Band Strengthen Links

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 22 April 2014

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Foden's Youth Band would like to congratulate all of young musicians who performed at the recent National Youth Brass Band Championships in Salford.

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Patrons VII Review

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 22 April 2014

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Please see a review of the bands latest cd release 'Patrons Choice VII' http://www.4barsrest.com/reviews/cds/cd560.asp#.U1Z7Y2BOX5o The cd can be purchased via the below http://www.fodensband.co.uk/shop/

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National Finals Test Piece

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 21 April 2014

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The test piece for the National Finals in October has been announced. 'The Legend of King Arthur' composed by our Musical Associate Dr Peter Meechan has been selected as this years test. The piece is enjoyable and very difficult to play but should be a good audience friendly choice.Foden's have...

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New Van Partnership

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 21 April 2014

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Foden's Band is delighted to announce a new parnership with Cheshire based Auric Car Leasing http://www.auriccarleasing.co.uk   Auric's  Managing Director, Richard Blake, said that when he heard that the band's old van was about to 'retire' he was delighted to offer the band the use of a brand new vehicle...

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Brass Celebration 2014

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 6 April 2014

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Foden's Band are delighted to announce that they will be once again joined by the Foden's Youth Band for a 'Brass Celebration' concert on 7th June at Little Lever School, Bolton 7pm.The concert will feature a special performance of Howard Snell's 'Images of the Millennium' in its original scoring for...

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A Child Like You Premiere

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 31 March 2014

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We’re delighted to announce that Foden’s Band & its Composer in Residence, Andy Scott, are recipients of a prestigious commission from PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Biennial.

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Rhyl Coaching Day

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 31 March 2014

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On the 12th April Beulah Brass will be holding a coaching day with members from Foden'sSpeaking about the forthcoming workshop the event organiser Mary Wallace commented "All at Beulah Brass are looking forward to working with Mark Wilkinson, Helen Williams, Glyn Williams, Lesley Poole, Stu Baglin and Shaun Farrington." The coaching...

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Lions Workshop

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 31 March 2014

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Lions Youth Brass have recently undertaken a workshop with The Foden's Band ahead of their debut performance at Music For Youth and also their third consecutive performance in the Championship Section at the National Youth Championships in April.

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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