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Foden's looking forward to new projects

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 27 March 2015

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After a busy start to the year and rewarding performances at the RNCM and North West Area we now have a 3 week break before our busy diary starts again The band will be featured on BBC TV in a couple of weeks time (further details to follow soon) as well...

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Area Contest Success

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 5 March 2015

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On Sunday 1st March Foden's competed at the North West Area Competition held at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. The 'Area' contest is a qualification contest for the Nationals Finals which are held at the Royal Albert Hall, London in October.  Each of the 13 bands performed the 'Set' test piece 'The Torchbearer' by...

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Area Preview Concert

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 24 February 2015

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Foden's would like to thank Rode Hall, Hawk Green, Silk Brass and Roberts Bakery for performing alongside us at last Sunday's 'Area Preview Concert' in Sandbach ahead of the North West Area contest next Sunday.   We had a fantastic response to the concert with a full capacity of over 300 people present, they witnessed...

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Solo, Duet & Quartet Competition

Posted by Fiona Rolfe on 15 December 2014

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Foden’s 4th Solo, Duet & Quartet Competition again showed that it is one of the best in the country: With entries from all over England and Wales, we were delighted to welcome competitors from Belgium and Norway.  We are especially pleased that our friends from overseas were able to take...

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Foden's Solo Competition

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 November 2014

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Please see the report and full results from our solo contest courtesy of 4barsrest who supported the event. http://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=19417#.VFjp1GByb5oMark Wilkinson

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National Championships

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 13 October 2014

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On Saturday 11th October Foden's competed at the National Finals held at the Royal Albert Hall. Each of the 20 bands performed the 'set work' The Legend of King Arthur by Dr Peter Meechan. Prior to the event Foden's held an open rehearsal on this piece on Tuesday 7th October at Sandbach...

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Solo Contest update

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 29 September 2014

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Solo Contest updatePlans are well under way for the forthcoming Foden's Solo Contest on the 1st November.Speaking about the forthcoming event Fiona Rolfe commented 'We are very pleased with the number of entries received to date but due to various conservatories etc only commencing lessons last week a number of...

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North West Area - 2015

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 18 September 2014

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Torchbearer has been announced as the Championship Area Test Piece for 2015Torchbearer was used at the Nationals in 2009 where Foden's were placed 2ndA live copy of this performance can be downloaded fromhttp://shop.fodensband.co.uk/download-tracks.html

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Foden's Solo Contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 12 September 2014

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Foden's are pleased to announce that composer Lee Morris will once again write a solo for the winner of the 17 - 19 slow melody class in memory of Bryan Tait. This will accompany the trophy kindly donated by John Squires-Evans, to celebrate the life and musicianship of this wonderful cornet...

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British Open 2014

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 9 September 2014

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On Saturday 6th September Foden's competed at the British Open Contest held at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham The contest is believed to be the oldest music competition in the world, celebrating its 162nd year with all the best bands in Great Britain competing at this event.

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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