Foden's say 'Thank You'

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 15 November 2016

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On Saturday 12th November Foden's Band held a joint concert with the Foden's Youth Band at Sandbach School to a capacity audience.

The concert gave the band an opportunity to inform the large audience about their re building process since the fire and to thank all those who had helped in various ways over the past couple of months. A large number of representatives from these bands, organisations and individuals were in attendance to accept the bands and audience appreciation.

The audience were also informed about the bands recent successful application to the Heritage Lottery where funding has been obtained to digitise various artefacts and recordings (outside of copyright). The digitised objects will be housed on a new 'Heritage Website' so that the bands illustrious history can be accessed, shared and enjoyed across the world. An appeal was also made to anyone who may have any Foden's memorabilia that they would like to donate or loan to the band archives so that it can be including in the forthcoming project. The project will start in December and last for 15 months before a concert in Sandbach to launce the new web site.

The band now start their 'restoration' process to restore damage artefacts recovered from the fire. All proceeds from the bands various fund raising activities, donations and proceeds from the concert on the 12th November will go towards these costs which are not covered by the insurance policy.

Any one who would like to make a donation towards the 'restoration' process can forward a cheque payable to Foden's Band to

Mark Wilkinson 46 Newtons Crescent, Winterley, Cheshire CW11 4TS or via the Foden's Just giving page.
https://www.justgiving.com/fodens-band

If anyone would like information about the bands Heritage Lottery appeal they can contact Mark via marklwilky@hotmail.com or 07740 354106

Foden's would like to publically thank the below

Foden's Patrons and Supporters
Flowcrete
BCP Services
Sandbach School
Band Supplies
Daniel Williams - Godfrey C Williams and Son
Cheshire Fire Brigade
Centre Stage Uniforms
Bremner Mutes
Sandbach Council
Chesire East
Bradwall Village Hall
Love Music Trust
Roberts Bakery Band
Lions Youth Band
The Crewe Co-operative Funeralcare Band
Astley Youth Band
Richard Milton - Whitworth Vale and Healey Band
Salvation Army
Philip Littlemore - Timbercroft Publishing
Andy Scott - Astute Music
Peter Graham - Gramercy Music
Peter Meechan - Peter Meechan Music
Andrew Baker - Morthanveld Music
Bramwell Tovey
Chris Finnigan
Richard Cookson
Lee Rigg
Stephen Sebire MBE
Mark Greaves
Carole Crompton

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