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Whit Friday is not cancelled in 2020!

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 5 May 2020

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As part of our Arts Council 'Covid 19' funding award Foden's are pleased to announce details of a virtual Whit Friday competition.

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Foden's receive a funding boost

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 2 May 2020

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Foden’s Band are pleased to announce that they have been successful in obtaining £33,450 through Arts Council England’s National Lottery funded 'Covid 19' programme.

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Foden's thank those on the frontline

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 17 April 2020

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2018 National Champion Brass Band Foden's are immensely proud to release our third 'Stay At Home' banding performance, this time with help from some of our incredible friends who are risking their lives daily working on the frontline.

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Foden's International Music Festival

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 15 April 2020

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During the past two weeks Foden's have been running an online 'International Music Festival.' During this time we have had 33 videos uploaded to our facebook page covering a variety of styles from players across the World at different stages of their musical development.

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Online initiative to help teachers and musicians.

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 15 April 2020

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The people who run the popular event ticketing website www.priorbooking.com have dropped everything to create a new website to try and help their teacher and musician friends who have been hit hard by the Covid-19 outbreak. Run by bandsmen, the company stopped all but essential work and rolled out the new website...

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No loo rolls were harmed in the process

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 15 April 2020

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Whilst in lock down we are enjoying producing videos and continuing to work with each other.

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Foden's produce a virtual take on a classic theme tune!

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 15 April 2020

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Following the success of our first virtual band performance recorded whilst in lock down,  we have been working hard to produce something a little bit different!

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Foden's produce a virtual band!

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 6 April 2020

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Since being on lockdown Foden's have been extremely busy behind the scenes running an International Online Music Festival, holding two committee meetings via Zoom, a band quiz and following the success of a number of virtual band performances have arranged their own take on a Queen Classic!

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Foden’s launch an International Online Solo Festival

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 30 March 2020

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Foden’s International Online Solo Festival is launched…

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Coronavirus will not stop the Committee

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 28 March 2020

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Due to the Coronavirus we held our monthly committee meeting on line.

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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