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Foden's announce finalist for their Solo Contest stream to be held on the 30th October

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 8 October 2020

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In 2010 Foden's launched their inaugural 'Solo and Quartet Contest' which has grown to become the largest event of its kind in the UK. Sadly, due to Covid, its 10th Anniversary event was moved online. Over the past month, 70 entries have been uploaded to the bands facebook page from...

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Foden's launch their fourth monthly podcast

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 5 October 2020

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In October’s podcast, host John Barber catches up with former Foden’s composer in residence Andy Scott, we hear the second part of Mike Lovatt’s fascinating interview which began in last month’s episode and, of course, we meet another mystery band member.

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Foden's launch their third monthly podcast

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 September 2020

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In our 3rd edition John Barber chats with world renowned trumpeter Mike Lovatt, super patrons Val & Alan Bourne as well as this month’s mystery bandsperson.

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Foden’s Solo and Ensemble Competition moves online!

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 24 August 2020

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Despite the continuing pandemic, the anniversary tenth edition of the Solo and Ensemble Competition, organised and presented by Foden’s Band, will go ahead this year online, ensuring the safety of all concerned. Organiser, Andy Rolfe, commented: “We are thrilled to run the contest again, especially given the current pandemic conditions,...

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Solo Showcase Part 3 Richard Poole

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 14 August 2020

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We're delighted to continue with the next instalment in our 'Soloist Showcase' as part of our Stay At Home Banding series, and third in the spotlight is the bands Soprano Cornet player 'Richard Poole'. 

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Solo Showcase Part 2 Mark Wilkinson

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 7 August 2020

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We're delighted to continue our 'Soloist Showcase' as part of our Stay At Home Banding series and second in the spotlight is non-other than the band's current long serving player Principal Cornet Mark Wilkinson. 

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Solo Showcase Part 1 Jonny Bates

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 7 August 2020

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We're thrilled to launch our new 'Soloist Showcase' as part of our Stay At Home Banding series, and first in the spotlight is the band's Principal Horn player Jonathan Bates. He's chosen to perform a beautiful arrangement by Robert Collinson of the traditional Scottish melody 'Banks & Braes'

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Foden's launch their second monthly podcast

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 3 August 2020

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In the August podcast John Barber chats with leading big band singer turned hedge cutter Matthew Ford, band Vice President and funding supremo Carole Crompton and Foden’s MD Michael Fowles. There is of course, once again, a mystery Foden’s player for you to guess the identity as well as a selection...

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Foden's Podcast

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 3 July 2020

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Foden’s are pleased to announce the arrival of the first of their “Lockdown” Podcasts.

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Foden's Online Whit Friday

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 9 June 2020

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On Friday 5th June Foden's Band hosted the inaugural Online Whit Friday Contest. Over a two week period bands were invited to submit recordings created during isolation, initially appearing on Foden's Facebook page before the evening of Whit Friday where a 7 hour YouTube stream brought to life the virtual Whit Friday event. Adjudicator Michael Fowles...

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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