Cheshire East 'When the Lights Go Out'

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 14 November 2018

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Over the past four years Cheshire East have arranged a large number of events as part of the WW1 Commemorations entitled 'When the Lights Go out.' Foden's Band have played an active part in a number of these including a concert at Tatton Park to start the Commemoration Events
On Saturday 10th November an event was held in Crewe Town Centre to celebrate 'Tank Week.' In 1918 a parade happened in Crewe to drum up support for the latest machine in the war effort, the tank. A hundred years on, various communities from across Cheshire East collaborated with a Carnival to create a parade which explored the unknowns and hardships of war, as well as celebrating the lesser-known stories of communities supporting each other, and finding strength and solidarity in adversity. Foden's performed at the start and conclusion of the parade.

On Sunday 11th November Commemorations continued at Tatton Park with a number of performances from school children, choirs, tanks being dismantled, games being played as well as a 'remembrance corridor.' Tatton Mansion was transformed into a timepiece using digital projection mapping showing changes that have happened over the past 100 years. The various events were concluded by a service led by the Archdeacon of Macclesfield and Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire as well as a performance by the Cantata Choirs of Cheshire East. Foden's were represented by Mark Wilkinson who performed the Last Post to over 1000 people.

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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