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Award nominations

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 19 December 2009

www.4barsrest.com have announced various nominations for its 2009 awards

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Christmas Concert and Presentations

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 18 December 2009

On the 13th December Fodens Band gave their annual Christmas Concert at Sandbach Boys School to the followers of the band and many invited guests.

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Christmas Present for Fodens

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 17 December 2009

Fodens are pleased to announce the signing of Gary Proctor on Bflat Bass. Gary is regarded as one of the countries leading bflat bass players having spent a number of years at Grimethorpe and more recently Faireys. Gary has filled the vacant postion following the departure of Derek Jackson in October.

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Fundraising

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 3 December 2009

For all those who ever shop online... and even those who don't, just take a second to check this out on behalf of the band, it's a really easy way for us all to raise some funds for the band.

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Yet More CD awards

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 2 December 2009

'Salt of the Earth', the debut solo release from Fodens tuba artist Les Neish has scooped two solo CD awards from Brass Band World and British Bandsman magazines. Two halves Released in October 2009, this disc is one of two halves, the first accompanied by pianist Martyn Parkes, comprising mainly...

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Cornets for Sale

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 30 November 2009

Due to the bands recently reported association with 'Besson' instruments' Fodens are now selling their 8 Courtois Cornets.

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Another cd award for Fodens

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 28 November 2009

Following on from the recent announcement that 'Maestro' had been awarded the title of 'Brass Band World cd of the Year 2009' Fodens are pleased to announce that 'Maestro' has now been awarded the title of 'British Bandsman cd of the Year 2009' with 'Rococo Variations' being the runner up.

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2009 Brass Band World 'CD of the Year'

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 25 November 2009

Fodens band recording of 'Maestro' has been awarded the 'Brass Band World' title of 'CD of the Year'

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Fodens tutor in the North East

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 17 November 2009

On Sunday 25th October members of the Fodens Band led a very well received 'Band in a Day' training course as guests of Trimdon Concert Brass. Organised and funded by the Northern Regional Brass Band Trust, the day was headed by Mark Bousie, newly appointed to the Fodens euphonium section.

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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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