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The tale of the missing Foden's MD

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 17 August 2017

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(article courtesy of 4barsrest and Allan Littlemore)

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Foden’s Youth & Junior Bands set for a new season

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 16 August 2017

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Ahead of the start of a term, the Foden’s Youth and Junior Bands are welcoming new applicants.

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Foden's band solo contest 2017

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 14 August 2017

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Foden’s Band are delighted to announce details of their 7th Open Solo, duet, and quartet competition.  The competition gets bigger each year, with competitors from all over the UK and Europe making return visits.

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Foden's Heritage and fire update

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 24 July 2017

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Following the band room fire in April '16 all items were subsequently removed to a lock up in Sandbach with the 40 foot lock quickly filling with fire damaged property. Over the past year a considerable amount of time has been spent at the lock up to establish if any items could be recovered,...

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Armagh Summer School

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 24 July 2017

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On Monday 7th August the 17th consecutive Armagh Summer School will take place with tutors Mark Wilkinson, Richard Poole, Lesley Poole, Sarah Lenton, Mark Bousie, Shaun Farrington, Stewart Baglin and Anthony Mann

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Foden's commence summer vacation

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 July 2017

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Following our visit to the Isle of Man last weekend the band now commence a well deserved summer break after performing in 19 public appearances, 2 contests (winning both) a cd recording and trips to Northern Ireland and Denmark since January.

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Foden's in the Isle of Man

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 July 2017

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On Friday 14th July Darren Lea, Luke Pallister, Ryan O'Grady, Shaun Farrington, Gary Curtin and Jonny Bates travelled to the Isle of Man to lead a workshop with members of Manx Concert Brass and their Youth Band.

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How to improvise

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 14 July 2017

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In their final video based on 'Improvisation' John Barber and Andy Scott explain about the '12 Bar Blues'

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Foden's in the Isle of Man

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 July 2017

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On the 15th July Foden's will make a welcome return to the Isle of Man to perform in the Villa Marina to raise funds for the Manx National Youth Band.

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Party in the Park

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 10 July 2017

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On Saturday 1st July Foden's performed in the annual 'Party in the Park' organised by Sandbach Town Council.

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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