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Solo Contest Entries Now Open

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 21 June 2014

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The Foden's Annual Solo, Duet and Quartet Competition is now open to entries.

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Composers Contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 June 2014

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On Sunday 15th June Foden's held the finals of our '23 and under Composers Contest ' at the Royal Northern College of Music. A shortlist of 6 finalists were drawn up by 3 judges, Dr Peter Meechan, Philip Sparke and Miuchael Fowles. 

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Whit Friday History Makers

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 16 June 2014

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On Friday 13th June 2014 Foden's made history by competing in all 11 Tameside Villages, receiving 1st prize at all 11.

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Foden's set for Whit Friday Contests

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 June 2014

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Preparations are well underway for the annual Whit Friday Brass Band Contests. The competitions attract bands from all over the world to compete in this long standing tradition.

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Composers Contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 8 June 2014

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The judging panel of Philip Sparke, Dr Peter Meechan and Michael Fowles have now consulted on all the compositions submitted in the 23 and under category of our 2014 Composers Competition, run in partnership with RNCM.

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National Finals Test Piece

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 21 April 2014

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The test piece for the National Finals in October has been announced. 'The Legend of King Arthur' composed by our Musical Associate Dr Peter Meechan has been selected as this years test. The piece is enjoyable and very difficult to play but should be a good audience friendly choice.Foden's have...

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Foden's are off to London

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 10 March 2014

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On Sunday 9th March Foden's competed at the North West Area Competition held at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Each band had to perform the 'Set' test piece 'St Magnus' by composer Kenneth Downie. St Magnus has been described by many as one of the hardest test pieces written for Brass...

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Foden's Composer Contest update

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 February 2014

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Since announcing details of the Foden's Composer Contest the band have been inundated  with application requests.   Speaking about the Contest Mark Wilkinson said 'To date we have received 63 application requests across the two age group sections.

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Brass in Concert

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 18 November 2013

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On Saturday 16th November Foden's travelled to Gateshead to appear in the 'Brass in Concert Gala Concert' at the Sage where we shared the stage with our friends from Cory and Black Dyke.

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Foden's Solo and Quartet Contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 November 2013

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Foden's Band 3rd Solo, Duet and Quartet Contest 2nd November 2013 At Sandbach School on Saturday 2nd November, the annual solo, duet and quartet contest took place. This was the third year the event has run and again it was another memorable event attracting over 170 entries competing in 18...

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