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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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Nationals Dissapointment

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 16 October 2013

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On Saturday 12th October Foden's competed at the National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall, London as defending Champions.

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Mark Wilkinson unable to play at the National Finals

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 16 October 2013

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Due to a lip injury Mark Wilkinson was unable to play with the band at the recent National Finals

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British Open Gala Concert Review

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 7 October 2013

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On the 8th September Fodens were featured in the British Open Gala Concert alongside Black Dyke and Cory.

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Solo Contest Percussion Class

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 26 September 2013

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Foden’s Band are keen to encourage more percussion players to take part in their forthcoming solo competition on the 2nd of November. We have several entries so far, but would be delighted to see more, especially since our very own principal percussionist Mark Landon is to adjudicate these sections.

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Foden's Solo Contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 18 September 2013

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The closing date for the 3rd Foden's Solo, Duet & Quartet contest which will take place on the 2nd November at Sandbach School in Cheshire is the 5th October. This year sees the addition of new percussion classes and more prizes to be won in each of the 13 classes...

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2013 British Open Championships

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 13 September 2013

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On Saturday 7th September Foden's Band competed at the 'British Open Championships' held at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham as reigning Champions. The contest attracts 17 of the best brass bands in Britain and is regarded (along with the National Finals held at the Royal Albert Hall) as one of the...

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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