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Patrons Concert and Awards Success

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 20 February 2015

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On Tuesday 17th February Foden's held their annual 'Patrons Concert' to the bands 500 plus patrons at Sandbach School.    During the concert the band performed a number of pieces under the direction of Michael  Fowles from their latest CD recording 'Patrons Choice 8' which was released at this concert.

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John Barber gets married

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 16 February 2015

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On Saturday 14th February band Chairman and Solo Trombone player John Barber married his fiancee Grace in Sandbach. The Band were delighted to perform music of 

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New Solo Horn Signs

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 30 January 2015

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Foden's are pleased to announce the signing of Steve Ridler on Solo Horn. Speaking about the appointment Mark Wilkinson commented 'All at Foden's are pleased to welcome Steve to the band following the departure of Dan Powell who has moved away from the area.

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Glyn celebrates 20 years

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 26 January 2015

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On the 17th January Glyn Williams celebrated 20 years as the bands Solo Euphonium player. During this time Glyn has confirmed his place as one of the leading Euphonium players in the World with various instrumental awards at the Open, Nationals and Brass in Concert Championships. Nick Childs (Glyn's tutor at the time...

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Foden's announce Bflat Bass signing

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 September 2014

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Foden's are pleased to announce the signing of Jonny Shaw who joins from the Milnrow Band where he has been a member for the past 3 years.Prior to joining Milnrow Jonny has been a member of Fairey's as well as Brighouse and Rastrick with whom he won the nationals in...

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Solo Contest - 2nd November

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 8 September 2014

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We are pleased to announce that our 2nd adjudicator for the Foden's Solo Contest on the 1st November will be our very own Glyn Williams  Glyn Williams was born in Aberystwyth, where he was introduced to music by his Uncle, and enjoyed playing euphonium with Towyn Silver, Royal Oakley and...

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Hellos and Goodbyes

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 3 July 2014

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In April Alan Hodgkinson (B flat bass) decide that he would be taking a break from banding. Taking Alan's place upto the British Open will be Danny Sinclair (ex Black Dyke). In May Nicky Lees (3rd Cornet) left the band after 4 years to take up a position with Grimethorpe.

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Hello and Goodbyes

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 June 2014

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In April Alan Hodgkinson (B flat bass) left the band in order to taking a break from banding. During Alan's career he has played with Dobcross, Sellers, Todmorden, Leyland and finally Foden's. The band are pleased to announce that ex Black Dyke player Danny Sinclair will join the band in...

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Foden's players in North East Derbyshire Coaching day

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 5 February 2014

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On the 22nd March players from Foden's will be involving in a 'free' coaching day on behalf of the North Derbyshire District Council

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New percussionist at Foden's

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 November 2013

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Speaking about the appointment Mark Wilkinson commented 'We are pleased to welcome Peter who will join our percussion section working with Mark Landon, Anthony Mann and Eve Knowles. Peter is a very talented and experienced percussionists who will enhance the section and band.'

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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