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Foden's commence summer vacation

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 July 2017

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Following our visit to the Isle of Man last weekend the band now commence a well deserved summer break after performing in 19 public appearances, 2 contests (winning both) a cd recording and trips to Northern Ireland and Denmark since January.

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Foden's congratulate Anna Hughes-Williams on being awarded the 'Mortimer Medal'

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 12 April 2017

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Foden's band are extremely proud that one of their members has been awarded the 'Mortimer Medal' for recognition of their services to the teaching of young brass musicians.

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Foden's have announced the appointment of Jonathan Bates on Solo Horn from Grimethorpe

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 April 2017

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Speaking about the appointment Mark Wilkinson commented 'Foden's are extremely pleased to announce that Jonathan has joined the band to fill a vacancy since last August. We are extremely grateful to Paul Bennett, Heather Linnell and Helen Varley who have all done a fantastic job covering this vacant position.'

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Foden's announce the signing of Darren Lea on Solo Cornet

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 31 March 2017

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Speaking about the signing Mark Wilkinson commented 'All at Foden's are extremely pleased that Darren has joined the band. I have been a great admirer of Darren's playing for a number of years and he will bring a wealth of experience to the band.'

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Foden's announce the signing of Jonathan Kitchen on Percussion

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 December 2016

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Jonathan's professional life is as a cellist, where he can be seen working with the LPO, BBCCO & English Touring Opera. However, having been brought up by a Yorkshireman it was only a matter of time before banding became part of his life.

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Kirsten Stott (Thomas) returns to Foden's

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 7 December 2016

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Following the departure of Ryan Coates Foden's are pleased to announce the signing of Kirsten Stott (Thomas) who joins on 2nd Cornet.

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Foden's announce the appointment of Gary Curtin as the bands new Solo Euphonium

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 5 December 2016

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Foden's are pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Curtin as the bands new Solo Euphonium who joins from Black Dyke.

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Foden's announce the departure of David Thornton

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 5 December 2016

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Foden's have announced that David Thornton has resigned his position as Solo Euphonium from the end of December and accepted an offer to return to Brighouse and Rastrick as their new Musical Director.

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John Barber celebrates 20 years service at Foden's

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 November 2016

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Bramwell Tovey recently presented Solo Trombone player John Barber with a framed photograph containing quotes from leading conductors connected with Foden's all paying tribute to his performance and loyalty on celebrating 20 years service to the band.

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Foden's announce new Bflat Bass addition

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 May 2016

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Following their recent victory at the 'Tameside Whit Friday' march contest the North West Area Champions have announced the signing of Andy Cattanach on Bflat Bass.

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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