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Foden's are the '4barsrest Band of the Year'

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 January 2022

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Foden's are thrilled to have been awarded the 4barsrest ‘Contest Performance of the Year’ for our National Championships winning performance of Bruce Broughton’s ‘Heroes’ as well as receiving the award of ‘Band of the Year’ for the 2nd consecutive year! A huge thank you to all our friends and supporters for their...

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Foden’s Youth and Junior Band seek new members

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 31 December 2021

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As we enter a new year, the national champion band of Great Britain are looking forward to more exciting and enriching rehearsals & performances with it’s own Youth and Junior Bands.

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People's Postcode Trust

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 23 December 2021

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Foden's are extremely pleased to announce that they have been successful in an application to the 'People's Postcode Trust' to purchase fixed recording and streaming equipment.

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Foden's honour players at their annual Christmas Concert

Posted by Mark Wlikinson on 15 December 2021

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On Sunday 12th December Foden's held their annual Christmas Concert to a capacity audience of Patrons and supporters in Sandbach with a programme featuring original classics as well as a large number of new arrangements from the pen of John Barber.

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Foden's Heritage Project

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 13 December 2021

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Earlier this year Foden's were successful in an application to the Heritage Lottery. One of the projects within the funding was to arrange prints from a large number of glass negatives that would be displayed within a 'Foden's Museum.' Some of the negatives are over 110 years old!

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Foden's awarded 'Quality of Performance' at the 'Brass in Concert' entertainment contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 10 December 2021

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On Saturday 20th November Foden's competed at the 'Brass in Concert' entertainment contest at the Saga, Gateshead which is regarded as the leading brass band entertainment contest in the World's banding calendar due to the quality of the bands invited to compete. 

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John Wallace CBE awarded the 2021 Queen's Medal for Music

Posted by Mark Wlkinson on 23 November 2021

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Foden's are thrilled to join the wave of congratulations for Professor John Wallace CBE in being awarded the 2021 Queen's Medal for Music. This is a richly deserved award for John who has dedicated much of his career to promoting arts education. 

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Christmas Solo arrangements from Foden's Band Publishing

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 18 November 2021

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Looking for some soloistic inspiration for the festive period? Foden's Band Publishing have the solution with three brand new Christmas solos from the pen of the band's principal trombone, John Barber!

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Foden's team up with Mercer and Barker

Posted by Mark Wlikinson on 15 November 2021

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Foden's are pleased to announce that they have entered into a partnership with the highly respected mouthpiece manufacturer Mercer and Barker.

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Foden's look for 'Explore' art award volunteers

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 18 October 2021

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Earlier this year Foden's were successful in an application to the 'Heritage Lottery' to fund a number of 'Heritage Projects.' One of the projects was for young people to work towards an 'explore arts award' (which is a Nationally recognised award) using Foden's as inspiration.

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