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Foden's Females lead the Way

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 June 2018

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As Band Manager at Foden’s Band, from 1975 – 1990, it was never my role to interfere with players hired or fired by the respective Director of Music, even if it contributed to another headache.

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Foden's and Edwin Firth

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 23 May 2018

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Foden's Band are looking forward to performing in a number of concerts on the 1st and 3rd June to commemorate the life of Edwin Firth.

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Foden's Band remember Edwin Firth

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 May 2018

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To those who played in the Famous Foden Band with him, or simply heard him play, Edwin Firth was by far the finest ever cornet player

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Heritage Attendance Record Article

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 12 April 2018

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Another article has just been added to the bands new Heritage Website www.fodensbandheritage.co.uk

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Foden's Launch Heritage Website

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 April 2018

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On the 27th March Foden's Band held a 'Heritage Concert' and 'Heritage Website Launch' to a capacity audience at Sandbach Town Hall. The concert was a celebration of the bands history as well as marking the conclusion of a major fifteen month project.

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Foden's Launch Heritage Website

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 3 January 2018

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In 2016 Foden's announced that they had been successful in an application to the 'Heritage Lottery Fund' for a 'Heritage and Digital Project' with work commencing in December '16 with a finished timeline of March '18.

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Edwin Firth Celebration Concert

Posted by Mark Wliknson on 3 January 2018

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Edwin Firth was born at Skipton on 23rd December 1888 into a banding family. His grandfather, Greenwood Firth, had been solo trombone with Black Dyke for twenty-five years, while his father Squire Firth had been a cornet player with the same band.

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Foden's unearth musical gems as part of their Heritage Funding award

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 5 December 2017

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In October 2016 Foden's were successful in a application to the 'Heritage Lottery Fund' for a 'Heritage and Digital Project' that would see the digitisation of the bands historical artefacts, original 78's recordings (outside of copyright) as well as original manuscripts.

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Edwin Firth

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 13 November 2017

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2018 marks the centenary since the death of Edwin Firth (Principal Cornet with Foden's) who was killed serving his country on the 1st June.

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Arthur Stubbs

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 23 August 2017

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The soprano player who once filled Old Traffor

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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