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Richard and Lesley get married

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 January 2013

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All at Fodens would like to congratulate Richard Poole and Lesley Howie on their recent marriage. The happy couple tied the knot on Sunday 30th December in front of family, friends and band members who played at the service. Mr and Mrs Poole return from honeymoon on Monday 7th January.

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Vote for Fodens!!!

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 January 2013

Fodens are very pleased to have been nominated in a number of different categories for the '4barsrest 2012 awards'

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2012 What a year!!!

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 17 December 2012

In 2012 Fodens have had 99 rehearsals, 38 concerts / cd recordings, held 8 coaching days, formed a Fodens Youth Band, won the Tameside Whit Friday, British Open and Nationals as well as winning the 'British Bandman' and 'Brass Band World' cd of the year for 'Masquerade' and will have...

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Fodens on BBC 1 Friday 21st December at 6.30pm

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 14 December 2012

Following an invitation from BBC 1 Fodens Band will be appearing live on the 'Christmas Edition' of 'Look North West' to be broadcast at 6.30pm on Friday 21st December. Speaking about the invitation Mark Wilkinson said 'This recent invitation from the BBC follows our appearance on the programme after winning...

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Another CD award for Fodens

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 7 December 2012

Fodens Band are pleased to announce that their highly acclaimed cd release 'Masquerade' conducted by Howard Snell and Allan Withington has been announced as the 'British Bandsman cd of the year 2012' This award comes on the back of the cd being awarded the same award from the 'Brass...

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Phil Green returns to Fodens

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 29 November 2012

Fodens are pleased to announce the return of eflat bass player Phil Green. Phil originally joined the band at the invitation of Howard Snell in 1994 after a successful time at Desford Colliery Caterpillar Band. Originally on BBb he moved on to EEb in 1995 and was Solo EEb from...

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Fodens to be featured on Radio 3 this Friday

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 26 November 2012

On Friday 30th November a group of players from Fodens have been invited to perform on the radio 3 programme 'In Tune'. 'In Tune' is a popular arts programme with a listening audience of around 2 million viewers per programme.

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Manchester Cathedral Concert review

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 16 November 2012

Please see below review of our recent concert at Manchester Cathedral

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Fodens win the 'Brass Band World CD of the Year'

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 14 November 2012

Fodens are pleased to announce that their recent cd 'Masquerade' has been voted the 'Brass Band World cd of the year.'

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Foden’s Band Solo, Duet and Quartet Contest 2012

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 7 November 2012

November 3rd saw the second year of the Foden’s Solo, Duet and Quartet Contest at Sandbach School. Although only one year on, this “new” initiative has grown into probably the largest contest in the country with 180 players of varying ages descending on the Foden’s Band’s home soil.

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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