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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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Manchester Cathedral

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 14 August 2014

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Foden's Band are pleased to announce that, following the highly successful event in 2012, they will return to Manchester Cathedral in November 2014 for a spectacular concert featuring guests; Foden's Youth Band, International Trumpet sensation Jens Lindemann and the highly acclaimed Halifax Choral Society. 

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Foden's Youth at Gawsworth Hall

Posted by Richard Poole on 15 July 2014

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Foden's Youth Band recently ended the academic year with a performance in the picturesque surroundings of Gawsworth Hall. One of Cheshire's most iconic venues, Gawsworth hosts an annual summer season featuring some of the UK's most famous musicians, actors and comedians.

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Brass at the Bridgewater

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 29 June 2014

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On Friday 18th July Foden’s will be teaming up with the Love Music Trust in the Bridgewater Hall to help celebrate another year of high quality music education that has seen over 10,000 young people in Cheshire East engaged through the work of the Trust.

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Solo Contest Entries Now Open

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 21 June 2014

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The Foden's Annual Solo, Duet and Quartet Competition is now open to entries.

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Composers Contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 June 2014

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On Sunday 15th June Foden's held the finals of our '23 and under Composers Contest ' at the Royal Northern College of Music. A shortlist of 6 finalists were drawn up by 3 judges, Dr Peter Meechan, Philip Sparke and Miuchael Fowles. 

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Composers Contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 8 June 2014

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The judging panel of Philip Sparke, Dr Peter Meechan and Michael Fowles have now consulted on all the compositions submitted in the 23 and under category of our 2014 Composers Competition, run in partnership with RNCM.

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Foden's Improvisation Masterclass

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 May 2014

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On the 22nd June Foden's Composer-in-Residence Andy Scott and Solo Trombone John Barber will hold a Jazz improvisation class at the Foden's bandroom in Sandbach. At the class Andy and John will give an insight into how the classically-trained musician may unlock the mysteries of jazz and improvising as well as talking...

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Youth Band Rehearsal and Transport Parade

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 30 April 2014

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On the 27th April members of Foden's carried out rehearsals with our fantastic Foden's Youth Band ahead of a joint concert on the 7th June. Amongst other pieces we will combine both bands for a performance of 'Images of the Millennium' by Howard Snell including narration at this not to...

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Youth Band Strengthen Links

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 22 April 2014

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Foden's Youth Band would like to congratulate all of young musicians who performed at the recent National Youth Brass Band Championships in Salford.

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For any conductor and every audience, Foden’s Band is a musical Magic Carpet. It continually takes the listener to places that few other ensembles rarely even approach Howard Snell