Foden's Youth Organisation recruitment

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 23 August 2016

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Foden's Youth Band was formed in 2012 in order to provide opportunities for young brass & percussion players to experience performances alongside world class musicians, tuition from some of the UK's leading specialists and direction from talented professional conductors.

The project was seen as a natural extension of the youth development work already carried out by Foden's players, and has enabled the band to build partnerships with Love Music Trust (lead partner in the Cheshire East Music Hub), Royal Northern College of Music, Besson and numerous other companies who have been keen to support this exciting new band.

When opened to applications; 60 places were quickly filled by young players from all around Cheshire and further, including Lancashire, South Yorkshire, North Wales and the Midlands. During the past 4 years the Band has performed at numerous high profile events including Manchester Cathedral with international soloist Jens Lindemann, performed at the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music Festival of Brass as well as concerts with Foden's and a cd recording.

Now established, the Youth Band continues to go from strength to strength, engaging it's young musicians with high profile repertoire from composers new and old.

Following on from the formation of the 'Youth Band' Foden's formed a 'Foden's Junior' band in 2015 to act as a feeder organisation to the Youth Band.

The 'Youth Organisation' now boasts around 100 musicians.

Applications have now started for both bands and further info can be obtained via Ian Raisbeck

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