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PlayAlong with Foden's

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 29 March 2021

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Foden's have announced the release of a 'free' resource entitled 'PlayAlong with Foden's' which gives players the opportunity to be accompanied 'virtually' by band members.

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John Barber celebrates 25 years as Solo Trombone

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 19 March 2021

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John Barber, our long serving Solo Trombone player, celebrates 25 years with the band this year.  To commemorate this milestone, John was recently interviewed by the 'British Bandsman' magazine where he talks about his time with the band - from the first rehearsal to his favourite memories and moments in...

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Foden's Online Whit Friday

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 5 March 2021

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Ahead of our Online event on the 28th May, we are pleased to show the various trophies which are up for grabs in each section, plus a special trophy for the band with the ‘Best Presentation’

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Foden's perform on BBC Radio 5 Live

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 25 February 2021

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Last weekend we were featured on

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Foden's welcome Adrian Jarvis as a partner of the band

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 22 February 2021

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Adrian is an experienced brass repairer who has been based in St Helens since 2018 where he currently plays Bass Trombone with the Rainford Band.

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Foden's saddened by the death of their former Band Manager and Historian

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 22 February 2021

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All at Foden's are extremely saddened to hear about the death of Allan Littlemore who was a lifelong supporter and previous Head of Personnel at Foden's Motor Works.

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Foden's Virtual Concert, 19th February at 7.30pm

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 15 February 2021

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In normal circumstances, early February would see the band make our annual visit to Armagh, Northern Ireland - a relationship which has lasted 21 years! 

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Entries for the 2021 Online Whit Friday are now open!

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 2 February 2021

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Entries for the 2021 Online Whit Friday Championships on Friday 28th May are now OPEN!

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Foden's to support the future of Saddleworth and Tameside Whit Friday Competitions

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 30 January 2021

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With consecutive cancellations in 2020 and 2021 of both the Saddleworth and Tameside Whit Friday competitions, it has now been revealed a number of the popular venues on both circuits may struggle to see a viable financial option to host and support their annual competitions from next year onwards.

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Foden's work virtually with Brass Band Leieland

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 25 January 2021

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On the 18th January a number of the bands Principal players held sectional rehearsals with members of Brass Band Leieland from Belgium. Mark Wilkinson, Richard Poole, Jonny Bates, John Barber, Gary Curtin, Anthony Mann and Andrew Cattanach spent an enjoyable evening working on Dynasty by Peter Graham.

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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