Wonderful workshop with the Fabulous Foden's

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 1 May 2018


Brass players from across North Wales and Cheshire congregated at Abergele Youth and Community Centre on Saturday 28th April to participate in a Brass Band Workshop.

Hosted by Abergele’s own band, Beulah Brass, the workshop was led by Mark Wilkinson with tutors Anna Hughes-Williams, Heather Linnell, Sarah Lenton, Shaun Farrington and Stewart Baglin.

The students, with varying levels of ability and ages ranging from 11 years to mid 70s, studied various musical styles performing Westwood Ho, Prismatic Lights, Vitae Lux, All in the April Evening and Vuvuzela. A full band warm up session and full band / sectional rehearsals were held, with everyone receiving support and encouragement from the experienced tutors.

A question and answer session followed the final session, after which a short concert was held, to which friends and family were invited, free of charge. The concert began with a selection of pieces from the tutors’ ensemble, which showcased their prowess as players followed by the workshop band, with a great sense of achievement, performed the pieces studied throughout the day.

It proved to be a very successful and enjoyable event, and as one of the participants was heard to remark “it was amazing to make so much progress in a day!

Mary Wallace
Beulah Brass

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