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Fodens win the 'CD of the Year'

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 1 December 2008

Fodens band have won the British Bandsman award of 'cd of the year' for a cd release called 'New Music for Brass Band' A panel of 4 acclaimed judges assessed all brass band cds released over the year and awarded the title to Fodens, followed by 'Classic Brass' Black Dyke,...

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Resident Photographer announced by Fodens Band

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 November 2008

Fodens Band are pleased to announce that 4barsrest photographer, Ian Clowes, has been appointed as the band’s resident photographer. Ian has been working with the band throughout 2008 and the partnership has resulted in a photo book capturing the band’s triumphant Tameside outing and a series of large format prints...

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Simon Minshall becomes 1st Bass Trombone at NYO

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 7 November 2008

Fodens Bass Trombone player Simon Minshall has recently been awarded the 1st Bass Trombone position with the 'National Youth Orchestra' as well as being offered the 'Section Principal' role. Simon joined the 'NYO' in January 2008 and is delighted with his recent appointment following his audition with Peter Gane and...

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Fodens outline plans for a Training Weekend

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 28 October 2008

Fodens principal players will be holding a coaching weekend at Sandbach School on the 13th and 14th December 2008. Speaking about the training weekend Mark Wilkinson said ' For a number of years Fodens have been actively involved in numerous training events with various youth organisations, music services as well...

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Foden's reach No.1 ranking

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 17 October 2008

Foden's Brass Band can now boast being the best band in the world after receiving conformation that they have now been ranked No1 in the 'World Brass Band Rankings' . Following the band's last two contests which saw them win the 'British Open' at the Symphony Hall In Birmingham and...

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Review of concert at Regent Hall

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 17 October 2008

You can’t beat having a bit of confidence can you? Winning breeds it in abundance and the reigning British Open Champion came to London riding on a musical crest of a four-week wave following their Birmingham triumph.

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Foden's in 2nd place (now with the adjudicators' remarks)

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 14 October 2008

Foden's Band have been placed 2nd at the 'National Finals' held at the Royal Albert Hall, London on Saturday 11th October 2008.

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Glyn Williams wins soloist prize

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 15 September 2008

Foden's band's principal Euphonium player Glyn Williams had plenty to celebrate at Symphony Hall on the weekend, and as a result not only added a second British Open title to his CV, but also managed to emulate his new wife.Fantastic day Glyn married Helen Fox, the band's flugel player a...

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Fodens Impress the judges

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 15 September 2008

It seems the three men in the box were mightily impressed by Fodens winning performance.David Read: Smooth opening, lovely sounds and musical through to close 2- Neat – good percussion. Rhythmic – I enjoy this. 10 – Beautiful sounds and so well shaped.

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Fodens take British Open Crown

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 15 September 2008

The Fodens Band has been crowned the 156th British Open Brass Band Champions.Superb With a rendition of Edward Gregson's 'Rococo Variations' described by one of the three adjudicators as a 'superb performance' of a 'tremendous piece', Fodens took the title for the second time since 2004 under the baton of...

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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