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John Wallace CBE awarded the 2021 Queen's Medal for Music

Posted by Mark Wlkinson on 23 November 2021

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Foden's are thrilled to join the wave of congratulations for Professor John Wallace CBE in being awarded the 2021 Queen's Medal for Music. This is a richly deserved award for John who has dedicated much of his career to promoting arts education. 

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Christmas Solo arrangements from Foden's Band Publishing

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 18 November 2021

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Looking for some soloistic inspiration for the festive period? Foden's Band Publishing have the solution with three brand new Christmas solos from the pen of the band's principal trombone, John Barber!

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Foden's team up with Mercer and Barker

Posted by Mark Wlikinson on 15 November 2021

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Foden's are pleased to announce that they have entered into a partnership with the highly respected mouthpiece manufacturer Mercer and Barker.

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Foden's look for 'Explore' art award volunteers

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 18 October 2021

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Earlier this year Foden's were successful in an application to the 'Heritage Lottery' to fund a number of 'Heritage Projects.' One of the projects was for young people to work towards an 'explore arts award' (which is a Nationally recognised award) using Foden's as inspiration.

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World Rankings

Posted by Mark Wlikinson on 14 October 2021

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Following the bands victory at the National Finals in London, we are extremely pleased to have moved to 2nd place in the 'World Rankings' being the highest ranked brass band in England

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Foden's delight at the Regent Hall

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 6 October 2021

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On the eve of their memorable victory at the Royal Albert Hall, the new national champions to be, Foden's Band, gave a highly polished performance of a contrasting and entertaining programme at Regent Hall, the celebrated Salvation Army venue, affectionately known as the 'rink'.

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Foden's Band are the National Champions of Great Britain

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 October 2021

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On Saturday 2nd October Foden's competed at the 'National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain' held at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The contest featured the top 19 brass bands from around the UK who qualified from competing at various 'Area' contests across the country.

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Foden's look forward to performing at the Regent Hall, London

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 September 2021

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Ahead of the National Finals this weekend, Foden's have announced that following a meeting with the Regent Hall Management the ticket allocation is being reduced to allow audience members the option of being socially distanced.

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Foden's cancel their 2021 Solo Contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 20 September 2021

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2021 would have been the 10th anniversary of the contest, which is the largest event of its kind in the UK and attracts competitors from this Country as well as a large contingent from overseas. Sadly, due to present circumstances a number of our regular overseas competitors have advised that...

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Foden's Youth & Junior Bands set for Autumn Restart

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 27 August 2021

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Sunday 15th March 2020 saw the last face-to-face rehearsal of the Foden’s Youth and Junior Bands. Since then, a series of online workshops, solo competitions and virtual performances were offered to keep the bands alive, but we are now delighted to announce that Foden’s Youth and Junior Bands will return...

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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