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Foden's raise money to support Whit Friday events in 2022

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 9 July 2021

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Thanks to the generosity of the competing bands and audience donations, the Foden's Online Whit Friday contest raised a total of £4040.78 to be split evenly between the Tameside and Saddleworth Organising Committees to help support their in-person events next year. 

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Foden's Online Whit Friday

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 June 2021

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Following the completion of its '2021 Online Whit Friday Championships' Foden's have taken the opportunity to thank the numerous organisations, bands and individuals who made the event possible.

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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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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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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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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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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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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