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Area Contest Success

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 5 March 2015

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On Sunday 1st March Foden's competed at the North West Area Competition held at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. The 'Area' contest is a qualification contest for the Nationals Finals which are held at the Royal Albert Hall, London in October.  Each of the 13 bands performed the 'Set' test piece 'The Torchbearer' by...

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Foden's set for Congleton

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 5 March 2015

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On Tuesday 17th March Foden's will make a welcomed return to Congleton Town Hall where they will share the stage with the Love Music Trust String Sinfonia and the Love Music Trust Saxophone Orchestra.  Speaking about the forthcoming concert Foden's Band Manager Mark Wilkinson commented; 'We are looking forward to sharing the...

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Area Preview Concert

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 24 February 2015

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Foden's would like to thank Rode Hall, Hawk Green, Silk Brass and Roberts Bakery for performing alongside us at last Sunday's 'Area Preview Concert' in Sandbach ahead of the North West Area contest next Sunday.   We had a fantastic response to the concert with a full capacity of over 300 people present, they witnessed...

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Patrons Concert and Awards Success

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 20 February 2015

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On Tuesday 17th February Foden's held their annual 'Patrons Concert' to the bands 500 plus patrons at Sandbach School.    During the concert the band performed a number of pieces under the direction of Michael  Fowles from their latest CD recording 'Patrons Choice 8' which was released at this concert.

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Armagh Young Soloists

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 17 February 2015

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During our recent visit to Armagh, Northern Ireland, Foden's took part in one of our events of the year; 'Armagh Young Soloists Concert'. The event is designed for young brass & percussion players of all ages to have the chance to perform accompanied by Foden's Band.

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Foden's set for Patrons Concert

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 16 February 2015

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Tuesday 17th February will see Foden's perform in the annual 'Patrons Concert' at Sandbach School.

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John Barber gets married

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 16 February 2015

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On Saturday 14th February band Chairman and Solo Trombone player John Barber married his fiancee Grace in Sandbach. The Band were delighted to perform music of 

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Northern Ireland Visit

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 12 February 2015

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On Friday 6th February Foden’s  made its annual pilgrimage to Northern Ireland as guests of the Armagh Old Boy’s Brass Band. Now in its 15thconsecutive year, this trip is one of the undoubted highlights of Foden’s hectic concert schedule.On Saturday Foden's held a 3 hour rehearsal with 20 highly talented youngsters who’s ages...

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Festival of Brass Performance Reviewed

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 5 February 2015

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On the 24th January Foden's appeared in concert at the RNCM as part of the prestigious 'Festival of Brass' conducted by the world renowned conductor Bramwell Tovey as well as Musical Director Michael Fowles. For many years now the Saturday evening at the RNCM festival has been performed by Foden's, featuring...

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Amersham Coaching Day

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 5 February 2015

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On Saturday 31st January a team of tutors comprising of Mark Wilkinson, Helen Williams, Glyn Williams, Stuart Baglin, Mark Landon and Michael Fowles travelled to the Amersham Band to take sectional and full rehearsals ahead of the bands appearance in the 2nd section of the London and Southern Counties Regional...

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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