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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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Audi Macclesfield

Posted by Richard Poole on 30 August 2014

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On Sunday 17th August, Foden's Band gave a concert in the fantastic grounds of Gawsworth Hall to a 800 strong audience to conclude the Gawsworth concert season for 2014. Back, fresh from the summer break, the band performed music with a theme of 'Best of British' and delighted audiences with pieces...

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Foden's at the Bridgewater Hall

Posted by on 29 August 2014

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Foden's have released details of their Programme to be performed at the Bridgewater Hall on the 13th September where they will be conducted by guest conductor Richard Evans. The Cossack (Rimmer) Jubilee Overture (Sparke) Spring Song (Eden)Soloist: Mark Wilkinson  Postcard from Mexico (Snell) Elaine from Tintagel (Wright) The Flight of the Wild Geese (Dewhurst)Tickets for the...

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Foden's at the Open

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 August 2014

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On the 6th September Foden's will compete at the British Open Championships at Birmingham Symphony Hall.Foden's won the British Open in 1964,  the picture below was taken shortly after this.

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Foden's at Tatton Park

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 25 August 2014

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On Sunday 24th August Foden's appeared at Tatton Park in a commemorative service to mark the start of WW1. The event was organised by Cheshire East with 200 vip's present as well as a large audience who were treated to a free event.

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Foden's Band - Open Rehearsal

Posted by Richard Poole on 22 August 2014

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On the 6th September Foden's Band will compete at the 'British Open' Brass Band Championships to be held at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham. The 'British Open' is regarded as one of the main brass band competitions in the world, with the first being held in 1853.

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New Music Biennial Release

Posted by Richard Poole on 22 August 2014

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As most of you will be aware from recent updates on our site and twitter feed, Foden's recently performed at the Southbank in London and the Concert Hall in Glasgow as part of the New Music Biennial.

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Foden's at Tatton Park

Posted by Richard Poole on 22 August 2014

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Foden's will appear at Tatton Park on Sunday in an event arranged by Cheshire East commencing at 3pm.The event is free (except the grounds admission charge)The first half of the concert will be a commemorative WW1 service and the 2nd half will be Foden's in concertFor more information click here

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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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Andy Scott CD Review - 'Spirit of Foden's'

Posted by Richard Poole on 12 August 2014

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Please see the below review of 'The Spirit of Foden's' featuring the music of Andy Scott with soloists Glyn Williams, Mark Wilkinson, Martin Winter, John Wallace, Allan Withington, John Barber, Natsumi McDonald and piano accompaniment from Bram Tovey.

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