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Foden's Solo Contest Update

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 September 2017

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Final preparations are now being made to the 'Foden's Solo Contest' to be held at Sandbach School on the 29th October.

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Armagh Old Boys Summer School Review

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 31 August 2017

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Review of the Armagh Old Boys Brass Band Summer School 2017

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Arthur Stubbs

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 23 August 2017

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The soprano player who once filled Old Traffor

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Foden's and Matt Ford at Gawsworth Hall

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 August 2017

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On Sunday 13th August Foden's appeared in concert at the picturesque Gawsworth Hall where they shared the stage with the fantastic Matt Ford who regularly appears with the John Wilson Orchestra, Syd Lawrence Orchestra and BBC Big Band.

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The tale of the missing Foden's MD

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 17 August 2017

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(article courtesy of 4barsrest and Allan Littlemore)

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Foden’s Youth & Junior Bands set for a new season

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 16 August 2017

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Ahead of the start of a term, the Foden’s Youth and Junior Bands are welcoming new applicants.

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Foden's band solo contest 2017

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 14 August 2017

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Foden’s Band are delighted to announce details of their 7th Open Solo, duet, and quartet competition.  The competition gets bigger each year, with competitors from all over the UK and Europe making return visits.

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Foden's Heritage and fire update

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 24 July 2017

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Following the band room fire in April '16 all items were subsequently removed to a lock up in Sandbach with the 40 foot lock quickly filling with fire damaged property. Over the past year a considerable amount of time has been spent at the lock up to establish if any items could be recovered,...

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Armagh Summer School

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 24 July 2017

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On Monday 7th August the 17th consecutive Armagh Summer School will take place with tutors Mark Wilkinson, Richard Poole, Lesley Poole, Sarah Lenton, Mark Bousie, Shaun Farrington, Stewart Baglin and Anthony Mann

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Foden's commence summer vacation

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 July 2017

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Following our visit to the Isle of Man last weekend the band now commence a well deserved summer break after performing in 19 public appearances, 2 contests (winning both) a cd recording and trips to Northern Ireland and Denmark since January.

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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