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Edwin Firth remembered

Posted by Mark Wlikinson on 3 June 2021

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Tuesday 1st June marked the 103rd anniversary of the death of Edwin Firth, Principal Cornet of Foden's who was sadly killed whilst serving Country.

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Foden's Online Whit Friday

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 May 2021

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With consecutive cancellations in 2020 and 2021 of both the Saddleworth and Tameside Whit Friday competitions, it was 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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Whit Friday Draw

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 25 May 2021

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The draw for our 'Online Whit Friday' to be held from 4pm on the 28th and 29th May has now been published.

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Foden's receive Heritage Lottery Funding.

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 10 May 2021

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Foden’s are pleased to announce that they have been successful in an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for £26,400. The total project cost is £29,910 with the Heritage Lottery awarding an 88% grant to this project. 

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Whit Friday entrants revealed

Posted by Mark Wlikinson on 10 May 2021

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We are extremely pleased to announce the 118 bands who will battle it out to be crowned the 'Online Whit Friday champions for 2021' on Friday 28th & Saturday 29th May - what an incredible line up!

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Interview with Mark Wilkinson

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 23 April 2021

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4barsrest.com recently caught up with Mark Wilkinson to discuss the bands forthcoming online Whit Friday contest weekend as well as plans to ensure future generations will be able to find out more about how current band members managed to keep going through the Covid-19 crisis. 

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Foden's Publishing

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 19 April 2021

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Foden’s are pleased to announce the launch of their new publishing company, just in time for the return of live band rehearsals and performances this summer.

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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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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