Armagh Old Boys virtual summer school is a success

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 28 August 2020

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Since 2000, the week-long Armagh Old Boys Summer School has been held yearly attracting over 100 delegates of mixed age and ability with tuition provided by members of Foden's. Sadly, this year's 20th anniversary course was cancelled due to Covid. Despite this set back it was decided that the course would still go ahead on line!

On the 22nd August 45 delegates enjoyed a day of interactive learning delivered by Michael Fowles, Mark Wilkinson, Jonny Bates, Gary Curtin, John Barber, Lesley Poole, Mark Bousie, Anthony Mann and Shaun Farrington who provided classes on how to practice, performance techniques, warm ups, improvisation, conducting, composition as well as feedback on individual performances. The day was rounded off with a brass band quiz delivered by Richard Poole who was instrumental in arranging the day's proceedings.

Following the completion of the course, a questionnaire was sent to all delegates. The feedback was extremely positive praising the diverse range of subjects covered, the informative and professional way that these were delivered as well as being excellent value for money at £15 for the day. 

The Armagh Summer School and Foden's members would like to thank those who supported the event and look forward to seeing everyone in Armagh next year!

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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