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Foden's look for 'Explore' art award volunteers

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 18 October 2021

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Earlier this year Foden's were successful in an application to the 'Heritage Lottery' to fund a number of 'Heritage Projects.' One of the projects was for young people to work towards an 'explore arts award' (which is a Nationally recognised award) using Foden's as inspiration.

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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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'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 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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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...

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Armagh Old Boys Brass Band Summer School Online with Foden's tutors

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 12 August 2020

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For the past 19 years tutors from Foden's have travelled to Armagh, Northern Ireland to take part in a week-long Brass Band summer school for players of all ages and abilities. Due to the current pandemic, the course has been cancelled this year, but in true Foden's spirit, that's not...

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Online initiative to help teachers and musicians.

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 15 April 2020

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The people who run the popular event ticketing website www.priorbooking.com have dropped everything to create a new website to try and help their teacher and musician friends who have been hit hard by the Covid-19 outbreak. Run by bandsmen, the company stopped all but essential work and rolled out the new website...

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Foden's continue their collaboration with Age UK Cheshire

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 25 March 2020

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Since last October Foden’s have been collaborating with Age UK Cheshire and arts organisation the Power of Art in a project that helps the over 50’s of the Northwich area of Cheshire overcome social isolation and loneliness by making brass music together.

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Foden's inspire in Abergele

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 19 March 2020

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On Saturday 14th March a large number of players with mixed ability and ages representing ten bands from North Wales and Cheshire travelled to Abergele Community Centre.

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Foden's provide masterclasses and a sell out performance in Aberystwyth

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 13 February 2020

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On the 25th January Foden's travelled to Aberystwyth to perform a concert in the 'Old College'

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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