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Foden's thank Anna Hughes-Williams

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 18 September 2020

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Anna Hughes-Williams has announced that she has made the difficult decision to leave Foden's and full-time playing. Speaking about her decision Anna commented 'Following a lot of thought during lock down, I have made the difficult decision to finish full time banding.

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Virtual Workshop Day for Youth & Junior Bands

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 13 September 2020

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Foden’s Youth Band and Foden’s Junior Band are set to open their new season with a Virtual Workshop Day on 27th September.

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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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Armagh Old Boys virtual summer school is a success

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 28 August 2020

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Since 2000, the week-long Armagh Old Boys Summer School has been held yearly attracting over 100 delegates of mixed age and ability with tuition provided by members of Foden's. Sadly, this year's 20th anniversary course was cancelled due to Covid. Despite this set back it was decided that the course would...

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Foden's to represent England at the 2022 European Brass Band Championships

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 August 2020

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In 2018 Foden's became the National Champions of Great Britain at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Part of this prize was an invitation to represent England at the European Brass Band Championships to be held in Palanga, Lithuanian in May 2020.

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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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Armagh Old Boys Brass Band Summer School Online with Foden's tutors

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 12 August 2020

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For the past 19 years tutors from Foden's have travelled to Armagh, Northern Ireland to take part in a week-long Brass Band summer school for players of all ages and abilities. Due to the current pandemic, the course has been cancelled this year, but in true Foden's spirit, that's not...

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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 band maintains a world class reputation for providing entertainment in the field of brass music with a tradition and unique style Mark Wilkinson