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Solo Contest - 2nd November

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 8 September 2014

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We are pleased to announce that our 2nd adjudicator for the Foden's Solo Contest on the 1st November will be our very own Glyn Williams  Glyn Williams was born in Aberystwyth, where he was introduced to music by his Uncle, and enjoyed playing euphonium with Towyn Silver, Royal Oakley and...

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New Adjudicator for Solo Contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 5 September 2014

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We are pleased to announce that our 1st adjudicator for the Solo Contest on the 1st November will be Glenn Van LooyEntry forms for the contest can be obtained via http://www.fodensband.co.uk/youth-band/solo-contest/Born in Bonheiden, in the province of Antwerp (Belgium), Glenn Van Looy has quickly established himself as one of the leading...

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Foden's at the Open

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 August 2014

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On the 6th September Foden's will compete at the British Open Championships at Birmingham Symphony Hall.Foden's won the British Open in 1964,  the picture below was taken shortly after this.

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Foden's Band - Open Rehearsal

Posted by Richard Poole on 22 August 2014

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On the 6th September Foden's Band will compete at the 'British Open' Brass Band Championships to be held at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham. The 'British Open' is regarded as one of the main brass band competitions in the world, with the first being held in 1853.

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Foden's Composer Competition Result

Posted by Richard Poole on 22 July 2014

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In January Foden's launched the 'Foden's Composer Competition' which was run in partnership with the RNCM in two sections. In June the submitted compositions for Section 1 were short listed down to 6 for a final held at the RNCM.

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Brass in Concert 2014 - Draw

Posted by Richard Poole on 9 July 2014

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The draw has been officially announced for the 38th Brass in Concert Championship, to be held in association with Yamaha, Banks Group and British Bandsman at Sage Gateshead on Sunday 16th November.

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Solo Contest Entries Now Open

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 21 June 2014

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The Foden's Annual Solo, Duet and Quartet Competition is now open to entries.

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Composers Contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 June 2014

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On Sunday 15th June Foden's held the finals of our '23 and under Composers Contest ' at the Royal Northern College of Music. A shortlist of 6 finalists were drawn up by 3 judges, Dr Peter Meechan, Philip Sparke and Miuchael Fowles. 

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Whit Friday History Makers

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 16 June 2014

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On Friday 13th June 2014 Foden's made history by competing in all 11 Tameside Villages, receiving 1st prize at all 11.

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Foden's set for Whit Friday Contests

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 June 2014

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Preparations are well underway for the annual Whit Friday Brass Band Contests. The competitions attract bands from all over the world to compete in this long standing tradition.

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