BBW and Kapitol Promotions to support Foden’s Solo and Quartet Competition

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 30 July 2019

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Brass Band World and Kapitol Promotions Ltd (which promotes and organises the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain), has joined forces with Foden’s Band to support the Sandbach outfit’s successful annual Solo and Quartet Competition.

Philip Morris, for Kapitol Promotions, commented: “Besson has supported the competition loyally for many years, and now Brass Band World magazine and Kapitol Promotions has stepped into help. We are keen to help events that encourage the next generation of players and the educational outreach work by Foden’s Band’s within the youth sector of brass banding deserves applause. We’re delighted to help this competition, which will help to inspire the youngsters who take part in the Finals for sections 1 – 4 bands at Cheltenham each year.”

Andy Rolfe, who organises the Solo and Quartet competition for Foden’s Band commented “We are absolutely delighted to secure new support from the respected Kapitol Promotions and BBW companies. Although an established part of the banding calendar, we are continually adding to the competition as it develops.”

Now in its ninth year, the Solo and Quartet Competition will be held at Sandbach School on the 2nd November in three performance venues. The contests attracts competitors from across the UK and Europe who will once again perform for three respected adjudicators.

Categories are :

  • Slow Melody: 11 and under; 12 and 13; 14-16; 17-19; Vintage; Open
  • Air-varie/Florid: Under-16; 16-21; Vintage; Open Duet: 11 and under; 12-16; Open; Parent/Child duet
  • Ensemble – 3-8 players: 11 and under; 12-16; Open
  • Slow Melody: 11 and under; 12 - 13; 14-16; 17-19; Vintage; Open Duet: 11 and under; 12-16; Open; Parent/Child duet
  • Ensemble – 3-8 players: 11 and under; 12-16; Open
  • Air-varie/Florid: Under-16; 16-21; Vintage; Open Duet: 11 and under; 12-16; Open; Parent/Child duet
  • Air-varie: Under-16; 16-21; Vintage; Open

Trophies will be presented in each section and also for the winner of the blue riband award.

The closing date for entries is the 5th October and entry forms can be obtained from Fiona Rolfe: Telephone 07491 664875 or email fiona-rolfe@hotmail.co.uk

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