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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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Jimmie Charles celebrates 60 years service with Foden's

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 15 December 2020

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Foden's Band and friends have congratulated Jimmie Charles who today celebrates 60 years service with Foden's

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Foden's release their sixth and final podcast in the series

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 7 December 2020

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Foden’s present the sixth and final episode in their “Lockdown” podcast series. In December’s bumper festive edition, host John Barber chats to podcast editor and technician Iain McKnight as well as Ben Pashley and Sarah Bowker from BCP Services, who look after the band’s transportation needs.

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Foden's announce details of their free 'Winter' training day

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 7 December 2020

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Following the recent news that Foden's have been successful in an application to Arts Council England for a 3 year programme of events, the band have moved swiftly to announce details of their 'Winter' training day which will be held via Zoom on the 19th December.

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Solo Showcase Part 4 - John Baber

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 30 November 2020

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We are delighted to continue with the next instalment in our 'Soloist Showcase' as part of our Stay At Home Banding series, and fourth in the spotlight is the bands solo trombone player 'John Barber'. John has chosen to play the solo "Can You Read My Mind', arranged by Frode...

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Foden’s Band secures major award from Arts Council England through ‘Grants for the Arts’

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 November 2020

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Foden’s Band have announced that they have been successful in an application to Arts Council England through ‘Grants for the Arts’ for ‘Foden’s next stepsproject December 2020 to July 2023’

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Foden's release their fifth podcast

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 16 November 2020

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In November’s podcast, host John Barber talks to Principal Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra, Juno composer award winner and honorary artistic advisor to Foden’s Band, Bram Tovey, catches up with the extremely busy supporters of our Sandbach community, Foden’s band and parents of Foden’s trombonist Nick when talking to...

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Foden's say thank you

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 9 November 2020

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Following the completion of the Foden's online Solo Contest the band have thanked those who made the event such a success.

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