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Fodens announce the date for their 2013 Solo Contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 25 June 2013

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Foden's Band is proud to announce that the 3rd Solo, Duet and Quartet contest will take place on the 2nd November at Sandbach School, Cheshire. This year sees further evolution of the past two successful years with the addition of percussion classes to partner the brass classes and new and...

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Fodens welcome new Partners

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 22 June 2013

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Fodens band are pleased to announce that Glyn Williams Musical Instruments and Sterling have joined the bands list of Partners

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Fodens Youth welcome Besson

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 17 June 2013

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Fodens Band are delighted to announce that Besson have become an official partner of the Fodens Youth Band.

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Fodens on radio 3

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 16 June 2013

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On the week commencing 17th June Foden's along with Black Dyke will be featured on radio 3.

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Fodens are the 2013 Whit Friday Champions

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 26 May 2013

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From the first Whit Friday Marches in 1884, the event has grown in popularity. This year over a hundred brass bands participated in some twenty different contests at venues scattered around the areas of Tameside and Saddleworth.

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Fodens and Dobcross Youth

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 16 May 2013

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On the 4th May players from Foden's band carried out a coaching day upon the invitation of the Dobcross Youth Band and conductor Jonathan Parkes. The coaching day was led by Foden's players Helen Williams, Chris Haigh, Glyn Williams, John Barber and Stuart Baglin who worked on various pieces that...

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Return to Fodens

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 13 May 2013

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Foden's are pleased to announce that cornet player Anna Hughes-Williams has made a welcomed return to the band on Solo Cornet.

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Busy time ahead

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 9 May 2013

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On the 12th May Foden's will travel to Norwich where they will perform a gala concert at the St Andrews Hall commencing at 6.30pm following the EABBA contest which will be adjudicated by Glyn Williams. The 18th May sees the band in concert at Turner Sims, Southampton University commencing at 7.30pm.

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Major funding for Fodens

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 26 April 2013

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Foden's Band selected for New Music Biennial Commission   Foden's are pleased to announce that they have been awarded funding to commission a new work by the PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Biennial. The highly prestigious and high profile scheme will present a series of commissioned works from British...

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Housing estate named after 'Fodens'

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 19 April 2013

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Fodens Band now have a housing estate in Sandbach where street names have been named after various people and patrons associated with the band

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