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National Finals Test Piece

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 21 April 2014

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The test piece for the National Finals in October has been announced. 'The Legend of King Arthur' composed by our Musical Associate Dr Peter Meechan has been selected as this years test. The piece is enjoyable and very difficult to play but should be a good audience friendly choice.Foden's have...

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New Van Partnership

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 21 April 2014

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Foden's Band is delighted to announce a new parnership with Cheshire based Auric Car Leasing http://www.auriccarleasing.co.uk   Auric's  Managing Director, Richard Blake, said that when he heard that the band's old van was about to 'retire' he was delighted to offer the band the use of a brand new vehicle...

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Brass Celebration 2014

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 6 April 2014

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Foden's Band are delighted to announce that they will be once again joined by the Foden's Youth Band for a 'Brass Celebration' concert on 7th June at Little Lever School, Bolton 7pm.The concert will feature a special performance of Howard Snell's 'Images of the Millennium' in its original scoring for...

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A Child Like You Premiere

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 31 March 2014

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We’re delighted to announce that Foden’s Band & its Composer in Residence, Andy Scott, are recipients of a prestigious commission from PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Biennial.

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Rhyl Coaching Day

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 31 March 2014

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On the 12th April Beulah Brass will be holding a coaching day with members from Foden'sSpeaking about the forthcoming workshop the event organiser Mary Wallace commented "All at Beulah Brass are looking forward to working with Mark Wilkinson, Helen Williams, Glyn Williams, Lesley Poole, Stu Baglin and Shaun Farrington." The coaching...

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Lions Workshop

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 31 March 2014

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Lions Youth Brass have recently undertaken a workshop with The Foden's Band ahead of their debut performance at Music For Youth and also their third consecutive performance in the Championship Section at the National Youth Championships in April.

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Foden's terminate partnership with Bergerault

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 10 March 2014

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Following a years partnership with Bergerault Percussion Foden's have decided to terminate the partnership with immediate effect. Speaking about the decision Mark Wilkinson commented 'Due to a number of communication issues with Bergerault we have decided to terminate the partnership with immediate effect.

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Foden's are off to London

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 10 March 2014

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On Sunday 9th March Foden's competed at the North West Area Competition held at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Each band had to perform the 'Set' test piece 'St Magnus' by composer Kenneth Downie. St Magnus has been described by many as one of the hardest test pieces written for Brass...

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Foden's Composer Contest update

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 February 2014

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Since announcing details of the Foden's Composer Contest the band have been inundated  with application requests.   Speaking about the Contest Mark Wilkinson said 'To date we have received 63 application requests across the two age group sections.

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Foden's Patrons Concert and awards

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 19 February 2014

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On Tuesday 18th February Foden's held their annual 'Patrons Concert' to a capacity audience in excess of 500 Patrons in Sandbach. As well as thanking the Patrons for their continued support the band also arranged a VIP reception prior to the concert attended by various band Partners, representatives from Sandbach...

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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