Trentham Brass team up with Foden's Tutors ahead of the Midlands Area

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 22 February 2017

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tren7On Sunday 12th February the members of Trentham Brass gathered for a six hour rehearsal on this year's area test piece ' Darkwood" by Dan Price with a seven strong team of tutors from Foden's led by Mark Wilkinson.

During the first hour of full band MD Mike Caveney regaled the players with sixty year old memories when his grandad, who lived off Victoria Avenue in Blackley, used to take him to Boggart Hole Clough where they sat by the lake drinking lemonade from a glass bottle through a waxed paper straw. After lunch, the band split into sections to work through the piece.

The section tutors, Mark Wilkinson, Alistair Campbell, Neil Raisbeck, Gary Curtin, Shaun Farrington, Anthony Mann and Stewart Baglin
spent the following few hours putting the players through their paces. The full band rehearsal at the conclusion of the day was performed by musicians who were playing with an increased level of self-confidence that had whet their appetite ahead of the forthcoming Midlands Area

Trentham Brass have a dress rehearsal this Sunday at the NEMBBA contest at The Post Mill Centre in South Normanton.

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