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Foden's announce details of their free 'Winter' training day

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 7 December 2020

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Following the recent news that Foden's have been successful in an application to Arts Council England for a 3 year programme of events, the band have moved swiftly to announce details of their 'Winter' training day which will be held via Zoom on the 19th December.

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Solo Showcase Part 4 - John Baber

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 30 November 2020

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We are delighted to continue with the next instalment in our 'Soloist Showcase' as part of our Stay At Home Banding series, and fourth in the spotlight is the bands solo trombone player 'John Barber'. John has chosen to play the solo "Can You Read My Mind', arranged by Frode...

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Foden’s Band secures major award from Arts Council England through ‘Grants for the Arts’

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 November 2020

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Foden’s Band have announced that they have been successful in an application to Arts Council England through ‘Grants for the Arts’ for ‘Foden’s next stepsproject December 2020 to July 2023’

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Foden's release their fifth podcast

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 16 November 2020

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In November’s podcast, host John Barber talks to Principal Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra, Juno composer award winner and honorary artistic advisor to Foden’s Band, Bram Tovey, catches up with the extremely busy supporters of our Sandbach community, Foden’s band and parents of Foden’s trombonist Nick when talking to...

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Foden's say thank you

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 9 November 2020

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Following the completion of the Foden's online Solo Contest the band have thanked those who made the event such a success.

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'Eire Time' receives rave review

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 6 November 2020

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Gary Curtin's latest CD release 'Eire Time' has received a rave review from 4barsrest

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Foden's perform virtually with Matt Ford

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 6 November 2020

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Foden's are pleased to release our newest distance performance, this time something slightly different and with the help of our good friend and internationally celebrated singer Matthew Ford. 

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Foden's announce details of their Solo Contest stream on Friday 30th October

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 29 October 2020

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Final preparations are now being made ahead of the Foden's Solo and Ensemble Final to be streamed on Friday.

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Foden's announce finalist for their Solo Contest stream to be held on the 30th October

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 8 October 2020

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In 2010 Foden's launched their inaugural 'Solo and Quartet Contest' which has grown to become the largest event of its kind in the UK. Sadly, due to Covid, its 10th Anniversary event was moved online. Over the past month, 70 entries have been uploaded to the bands facebook page from...

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Foden's launch their fourth monthly podcast

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 5 October 2020

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In October’s podcast, host John Barber catches up with former Foden’s composer in residence Andy Scott, we hear the second part of Mike Lovatt’s fascinating interview which began in last month’s episode and, of course, we meet another mystery band member.

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