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Recordings, Concerts and Christmas Function

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 5 December 2011

Fodens have been in the recording studio again on the 3/4th December to record our latest cd 'Patrons Choice 5' which is due for release at the bands Patrons concert in February featuring concert pieces and solos requested by the bands 500+ patrons.

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More cd awards for Fodens, Jens and Glyn

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 29 November 2011

Following the recent press release announcing that Glyn Williams had won the Brass Band World Solo cd of the Year and Jens Lindemann had been the runner up, Fodens are pleased to announce that Jens Lindemanns Solo cd 'Dreaming of the Masters' accompanied by Fodens and directed by James Gourlay...

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Brass In Concert

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 25 November 2011

On the 20th November Fodens competed at the 'Brass in Concert' contest at the Sage, Gateshead.

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Fodens announce programme for RNCM

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 13 November 2011

Fodens Band have announced their programme to be performed at the RNCM on 28th January 2012 The programme will be conducted by Howard Snell and Mike Fowles and features an exciting mix of new and old compositions including works by Heaton, Sparke, Ireland and Stephenson as well as a new...

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2012 Summer Schools

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 13 November 2011

In 2012 members of Fodens will yet again be involved in various summer schools helping train and encourage the next generation of budding brass and percussion players as well as some of the older musicians who use these summer schools as their annual holiday where they enjoy a week of...

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Glyn wins Brass Band World Solo CD of the year

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 13 November 2011

Fodens are pleased to announce that star Euphonium Glyn Williams has won the 'Brass Band World Cd of the Year' for his cd release 'Lure of the Red Jacket'http://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=14245 Speaking about the announcement Mark Wilkinson commented ' Everyone at Fodens would like to congratulate Glyn on winning this prestigious award...

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Cd review

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 1 November 2011

4bars rest have recently reviewed the 'Dreaming of the Masters cd' featuring guest soloist Jens Lindemann conducted by James Gourlay recorded in January 2011

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John Barber Audi and Courtois

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 25 October 2011

John Barber the bands star Solo Trombone player was recently interviewed by 4barsrest at the Fodens Solo Contest whilst sat in an Audi Car

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Fodens in concert at the Regent Hall, London

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 24 October 2011

On the eve of the 'National Championships of Great Britain' Fodens were in fine form at the Regent Hall, London conducted by Allan Withington For a review of the concert courtesy of 4Barsrest please click on the below linkhttp://www.4barsrest.com/reviews/concerts/con767.asp

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National Championship of Great Britain

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 October 2011

On Saturday 15th October Fodens conducted by Allan Withington competed in the 'National Championship of Great Britain' held at the Royal Albert Hall, London where each band performed the set test piece 'Breath of Souls' by Paul Lovatt Cooper.

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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