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Feeling Good

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 20 July 2021

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On the 11th July we made a welcome return to Gawsworth Hall to perform our first 'Live' concert since February 2020. It was fantastic to perform to a large and receptive audience alongside singer Matt Ford. Over the coming weeks we will post recordings from this concert, stay tuned!!

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Foden's return to live performance

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 13 July 2021

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On Sunday 11th July we returned to live performance for the first time since March 2020 at Gawsworth Hall. It’s hard to put into words just how great it felt to be back performing with Matt Ford to an amazing audience!  Thanks to everyone behind the scenes at Gawsworth Hall for...

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Foden's raise money to support Whit Friday events in 2022

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 9 July 2021

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Thanks to the generosity of the competing bands and audience donations, the Foden's Online Whit Friday contest raised a total of £4040.78 to be split evenly between the Tameside and Saddleworth Organising Committees to help support their in-person events next year. 

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Gawsworth Hall Tickets On Sale

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 26 June 2021

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Tickets for 'Salute to Sinatra and the Swing Legends' - featuring Foden's Band with Matthew Ford are now on sale!

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Foden's pay their respects to Alan Lawton

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 June 2021

Like so many others across the banding world, all at Foden's were deeply saddened to learn of the death of our good friend Alan Lawton.

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Brass in Concert 2021

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 June 2021

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The organisers of the 44th Brass in Concert Championship, to be held in association with Yamaha, Banks Group and World of Brass at Sage Gateshead on Saturday 20 November, have announced that the draw will be made at Ringway Primary School in Sheepwash, Northumberland, on Monday 21 June.

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Sandbach Party in the Park is back for 2021!!

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 14 June 2021

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We are looking forward to our first public appearance since February 2020 on the 3rd July at Sandbach Park. The 'Party in the Park' will include music to suit all tastes as well as the 'Last Night of the Proms' set culminating in a fireworks finale!

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Foden's Online Whit Friday

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 June 2021

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Following the completion of its '2021 Online Whit Friday Championships' Foden's have taken the opportunity to thank the numerous organisations, bands and individuals who made the event possible.

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Edwin Firth remembered

Posted by Mark Wlikinson on 3 June 2021

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Tuesday 1st June marked the 103rd anniversary of the death of Edwin Firth, Principal Cornet of Foden's who was sadly killed whilst serving Country.

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Foden's Online Whit Friday

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 May 2021

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With consecutive cancellations in 2020 and 2021 of both the Saddleworth and Tameside Whit Friday competitions, it was revealed a number of the popular venues on both circuits may struggle to see a viable financial option to host and support their annual competitions from next year onwards.

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