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Edwin Firth receives National Press

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 14 August 2018

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Following on from the recent concerts and tv appearances where the band commemorated the life of Edwin Firth (former Principal Cornet player with Foden's who lost his life serving his country on the 1st June 1918), the story has now reached the National Press.

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Foden's Heritage update

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 31 July 2018

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On the 27th March Foden's appeared in concert at Sandbach Town Hall.

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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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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