Foden's Junior Band set for first ever performance

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 16 November 2015

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junior band logo large white3The recently formed Foden's Junior Band are gearing up for their first ever performance, less than 3 months after forming.

A new addition to the Foden's family, the Junior Band were formed in September offering opportunities for grade 2-5 players to receive monthly guidance from Foden's conductors / tutors / soloists and seemed like a natural extension to the work of the Foden's Youth Band (formed in 2012). The project is run in partnership with Accent Music Education Hub and the Foden's Youth Band's existing partners - Besson & RNCM. The band is based in Warrington.

The Junior Band have accepted an invitation to perform alongside another relatively new ensemble; the Love Music Trust Primary Brass Band as well as a number of other ensembles in a 12 noon concert at Sandbach School on 28th November. Speaking about the event, Foden's Youth Band co-ordinator Ian Raisbeck said 'I am delighted that the young players who have joined our Junior Band have not had to wait long before performing in public for the first time. Under the directorship of the experienced and inspirational Anna Hughes-Williams they have made a great start and I'm sure this will be the first of many FJB performances over the next few years'

Tickets for the concert can be purchased on the door at just £4 each with all proceeds going to the Salvation Army Food Parcel and Toy Appeal. 

first concert poster

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