Fodens Launch 'Youth Patrons'

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 October 2009

At Foden’s we believe that the future of brass bands are strongly connected with youth organisations and therefore are proud to announce the forthcoming launch of our Youth Patrons initiative. 


Having long been connected with many youth bands, organisations and schools throughout the UK and Europe and in order to accelerate enjoyment and learning through our movement, we are offering youngsters the opportunity to share and become more closely linked with our great organisation.


We are launching a website  which will host lots of exciting features such as games, links, quizzes, competitions, player/ band of the month, jokes, features, merchandise sales, etc and this will be complete soon. To launch the new page we need a name to make it really individual so,,, there is a competition so follow the link below. 


Click here to find out about and enter our competition


What do you get?

Upon joining, Foden’s Youth Patrons will receive a certificate signed by the Chairman John Barber and one of our Vice Presidents, the choice of either a great t-shirt or a mute bag with a transfer of the Band’s logo, 10% off merchandise and free ticket to a Fodens concert.


Lesson with one of the Players!

Quarterly we will also hold a draw to offer a Youth Patron a lesson with one of the bands principals. As many of the bands’ principals are tutors on the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain/Scotland this is an absolutely great prize and will be invaluable learning for any young player.


Links and information

To indicate our commitment to the safeguarding and wellbeing of children and young people, there will be access to our Child Protection Policy and useful links for children, young people and families. We feel that to demonstrate our interaction and understanding we have a Child Protection Policy and associated links to well known sites.


All proceeds from the Youth Patrons initiative and the sales of merchandise will go purely towards developing even more innovative and exciting Youth projects.

Details of how to become a Patron are available on the Patrons link, and a downloadable application form is just waiting for you to print off, fill in and post off to us!

Click here to join online or download an application form

For any conductor and every audience, Foden’s Band is a musical Magic Carpet. It continually takes the listener to places that few other ensembles rarely even approach Howard Snell