Foden's announce details of their free 'Winter' training day

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 7 December 2020


Following the recent news that Foden's have been successful in an application to Arts Council England for a 3 year programme of events, the band have moved swiftly to announce details of their 'Winter' training day which will be held via Zoom on the 19th December. The day will include interactive masterclasses led by Michael Fowles, Russell Gray, Mark Wilkinson, Jonathan Bates, Gary Curtin, Melanie Whyle, Mark Landon, John Barber and Richard Poole. The event will cover a wide range of activities from all aspects of playing, including improvisation, composition, conducting and general practice/performance techniques.

 Mark Wilkinson commented 'We would like to thank Arts Council England for making this event possible. Due to their support the event is free and players of all ages and abilities are invited to apply for a day of interactive learning from leading performers and educators. A diverse range of subjects will be covered to hopefully improve and motivate players during these difficult times.'  

 Further details can be obtained via the Foden’s band Facebook Page and Website. With the event being held online, to ensure the day runs smoothly places will be limited to the first 50 applications. Applications can be made by completing the google form at the following link -

Below is a timetable for the day and the closing date for entries is Wednesday 16th December 2020 at 9pm. Following this deadline, all successful applicants will be sent an email confirming their place and an information pack containing materials for the day and zoom codes for the course.

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