Armagh Summer School

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 25 June 2010

It is now 10 years since the first ‘Armagh Summer School’ was held and plans are well underway for this years summers school involving tutors from Foden's

As part of the tenth year celebrations  Foden’s players and guest Euphonium tutor Dave Thornton will grace Armagh once again to hold another greatly anticipated Summer School. The Summer School has grown from strength to strength since its inception in 2000 – brass banding in Northern Ireland has benefited immensely as young talent and enthusiasts of all ages descend to Armagh each year to learn from the down-to-earth pros.

This year’s Foden’s team

Mike Fowles – Director and Trombones

Richard Poole – Upper Cornets

Dave Morton – Lower Cornets

Anita Dale – Lower Cornets

Leslie Howie – Flugels and Horns

David Thornton – Euphoniums and Baritones

Toby Hobson – Tubas

Mark Landon - Percussion


The music will be as challenging as ever and plenty of fun is guaranteed for everyone who attends!  To mark this special year the Summer School will be recording a CD to celebrate brass banding in Northern Ireland & special concerts will also be held to showcase local talent!

 The cost of the Summer Scheme is only £30 per person for a weeks master classes, full rehearsals, tutors concerts, private lessons and plenty of fun.

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Foden's band maintains a world class reputation for providing entertainment in the field of brass music with a tradition and unique style Mark Wilkinson