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Foden's to support the future of Saddleworth and Tameside Whit Friday Competitions

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 30 January 2021

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With consecutive cancellations in 2020 and 2021 of both the Saddleworth and Tameside Whit Friday competitions, it has now been 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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Foden's work virtually with Brass Band Leieland

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 25 January 2021

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On the 18th January a number of the bands Principal players held sectional rehearsals with members of Brass Band Leieland from Belgium. Mark Wilkinson, Richard Poole, Jonny Bates, John Barber, Gary Curtin, Anthony Mann and Andrew Cattanach spent an enjoyable evening working on Dynasty by Peter Graham.

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Death of James Scott

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 25 January 2021

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It is with great sadness that we hear about the passing of James Scott on the morning of the 24th January. Mr Scott was the bands Musical Director between 1975 - 1978 and later accepted our offer to become a Life Patron of the band.

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New Vice President at Foden’s

Posted by Mark Wilkonson on 20 January 2021

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In our recent organisational changes at Foden’s we’ve successfully recruited several trustees, one of which is Mrs. Alison Graham who in addition to being a trustee has also come on board as a Vice President. Alison, brings a wealth of experience which we are excited about and warmly welcome her...

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RNCM Brass Band Festival moved online

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 19 January 2021

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Sadly, this years RNCM 'Brass Band Festival' has had to be cancelled due to Covid. However, we are extremely pleased that a number of our past performances at the Festival will be showcased online . 

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Foden's are featured in the Telegraph

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 15 January 2021

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Thanks to Hugh Morris for asking us to be featured in an interview for the Telegraph. The article outlined the various challenges facing brass bands as well as Cory and Foden's contribution to keeping players motivated.

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Foden's are the 4Barsrest 2020 Band of the Year

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 January 2021

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We are extremely honoured to have been awarded the title of '4Barsrest 2020 Band of the Year'

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'Winter' training day is a success

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 30 December 2020

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Following the recent announcement about our successful application to Arts Council England for a three-year programme of events, the first funded session, a free 'Winter' training day was held on the 19th December. All 50 places were taken within 48 hours and included members from Hong Kong and Canada.

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Foden's perform 'White Christmas'

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 18 December 2020

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December is usually one of our busiest times of the year, as we are not able to perform in person this Christmas, we hope you will enjoy 'White Christmas' recorded virtually.

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Christmas Card Collaboration: Foden’s Band and UniBrass

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 17 December 2020

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The UniBrass Foundation and the Foden’s Band have teamed up to launch a completely free service that allows anyone to send a personalised digital Christmas e-Card to loved ones, complete with a performance of a carol of your choice by the Foden’s Band.

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