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Solo Contest update

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 29 September 2014

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Solo Contest updatePlans are well under way for the forthcoming Foden's Solo Contest on the 1st November.Speaking about the forthcoming event Fiona Rolfe commented 'We are very pleased with the number of entries received to date but due to various conservatories etc only commencing lessons last week a number of...

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North West Area - 2015

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 18 September 2014

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Torchbearer has been announced as the Championship Area Test Piece for 2015Torchbearer was used at the Nationals in 2009 where Foden's were placed 2ndA live copy of this performance can be downloaded fromhttp://shop.fodensband.co.uk/download-tracks.html

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Foden's Solo Contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 12 September 2014

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Foden's are pleased to announce that composer Lee Morris will once again write a solo for the winner of the 17 - 19 slow melody class in memory of Bryan Tait. This will accompany the trophy kindly donated by John Squires-Evans, to celebrate the life and musicianship of this wonderful cornet...

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British Open 2014

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 9 September 2014

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On Saturday 6th September Foden's competed at the British Open Contest held at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham The contest is believed to be the oldest music competition in the world, celebrating its 162nd year with all the best bands in Great Britain competing at this event.

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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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New Adjudicator for Solo Contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 5 September 2014

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We are pleased to announce that our 1st adjudicator for the Solo Contest on the 1st November will be Glenn Van LooyEntry forms for the contest can be obtained via http://www.fodensband.co.uk/youth-band/solo-contest/Born in Bonheiden, in the province of Antwerp (Belgium), Glenn Van Looy has quickly established himself as one of the leading...

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Foden's at the Open

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 August 2014

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On the 6th September Foden's will compete at the British Open Championships at Birmingham Symphony Hall.Foden's won the British Open in 1964,  the picture below was taken shortly after this.

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Foden's Band - Open Rehearsal

Posted by Richard Poole on 22 August 2014

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On the 6th September Foden's Band will compete at the 'British Open' Brass Band Championships to be held at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham. The 'British Open' is regarded as one of the main brass band competitions in the world, with the first being held in 1853.

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Foden's Composer Competition Result

Posted by Richard Poole on 22 July 2014

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In January Foden's launched the 'Foden's Composer Competition' which was run in partnership with the RNCM in two sections. In June the submitted compositions for Section 1 were short listed down to 6 for a final held at the RNCM.

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Brass in Concert 2014 - Draw

Posted by Richard Poole on 9 July 2014

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The draw has been officially announced for the 38th Brass in Concert Championship, to be held in association with Yamaha, Banks Group and British Bandsman at Sage Gateshead on Sunday 16th November.

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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