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Foden's look forward to performing at the Regent Hall, London

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 September 2021

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Ahead of the National Finals this weekend, Foden's have announced that following a meeting with the Regent Hall Management the ticket allocation is being reduced to allow audience members the option of being socially distanced.

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Foden's cancel their 2021 Solo Contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 20 September 2021

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2021 would have been the 10th anniversary of the contest, which is the largest event of its kind in the UK and attracts competitors from this Country as well as a large contingent from overseas. Sadly, due to present circumstances a number of our regular overseas competitors have advised that...

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Foden's Youth & Junior Bands set for Autumn Restart

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 27 August 2021

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Sunday 15th March 2020 saw the last face-to-face rehearsal of the Foden’s Youth and Junior Bands. Since then, a series of online workshops, solo competitions and virtual performances were offered to keep the bands alive, but we are now delighted to announce that Foden’s Youth and Junior Bands will return...

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Foden's confirm Regent Hall Performance

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 August 2021

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Following conformation from Kapitol Promotions that the National Finals will be held on the 2nd October, Foden's have also confirmed that their concert at the Regent Hall will also go ahead, supported by Yamaha.

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Foden's Publishing team up with Pennine Music

Posted by Mark Wlikinson on 10 August 2021

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Foden's Band Publishing is pleased to announce a new partnership with Pennine Music Publishing. Through Brass Band Music Shop, the company will handle print and distribution of Fodens' band catalogue for customers wishing to buy in hard copy format.

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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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