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Fodens end the contest year with a victory at 'Brass in Concert'

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 16 November 2009

On the 15th November Fodens band became the 'Brass in Concert Champions' which was held at the 'Sage' concert hall in Gateshead. The contest featured 12 of the countries leading brass bands including the current American entertainment champions 'Fountain City Brass.' Entry to the contest is by invitation.

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Trick and Treats

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 9 November 2009

Musical tricks and treats at Halloween On Saturday 31st October a group of young people (aged from 9 to 65+!) met to further their musical skills under the tutelage of a group of players from the Fodens Band, Glyn Williams (Euphonium), Mark Wilkinson (Cornet), Helen Williams (Horns), John Barber (Trombone),...

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Fodens 2010 Calendar

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 November 2009

Fodens Band launch Calendar for 2010

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Bousie joins Fodens

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 26 October 2009

Foden's announce the signing of Mark Bousie on 2nd Euphonium. The former principal euphonium of Sellers International and more recently Faireys, was last heard on impressive form helping Rothwell Temperance into a well deserved fourth place at the National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Fodens in Italy

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 October 2009

Friday, 9th October, Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport bustles with a hive of activity and most bystanders’ attentions are attracted to one particular area where huge, strangely shaped cases are being wheeled towards check-in desks; Fodens band on the first step of a journey that will see them perform one of...

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Fodens Launch 'Youth Patrons'

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 October 2009

At Foden’s we believe that the future of brass bands are strongly connected with youth organisations and therefore are proud to announce the forthcoming launch of our Youth Patrons initiative.    Having long been connected with many youth bands, organisations and schools throughout the UK and Europe and in order to...

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2009 National Brass Band Championships

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 18 October 2009

Results of the 2009 'National Brass Band Championships' held at the Royal Albert Hall, London

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Fodens tutor in Wales

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 30 September 2009

Members of Fodens Band are to host a Brass Band Workshop at Coleg Meirion Dwyfor, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales on Saturday 3rd October.Annual event After a highly successful workshop last year it was demanded by the local brass band enthusiasts that this must become an annual event.

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Fodens travel to Beccles

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 September 2009

On the 20th September Fodens travelled to Beccles (Suffolk) where they performed a concert to a capacity audience in the prestigious St Michaels Church at the request of Elgar Howarth.

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British Open Results

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 15 September 2009

Symphony Hall, Birmingham Saturday 12th September Test Piece: Titan's Progress – Hermann Pallhuber Adjudicators: David Read, Michael Ball, William Relton 1. Cory Band, Dr. Robert Childs, 6 2. Black Dyke, Dr. Nicholas Childs, 16 3. Grimethorpe Colliery, Allan Withington, 3 4. Leyland, Jason Katsikaris, 13 5.

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