Foden's launch new Junior Band

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 10 September 2015

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junior band logo large white2Foden's Band are proud to announce the launch of the 'Foden's Junior Band' to be run in partnership with the ‘Accent’ Music Education Hub and existing Foden’s Youth Band partners Besson and the Royal Northern College of Music.

The Foden's Junior Band will provide opportunities for young brass and percussion players from Halton, Warrington, and further afield, to perform together receiving guidance from world class conductors and performers connected with Foden's Band. 

Foden’s Youth Band founder and co-ordinator Ian Raisbeck said “I am delighted that after 3 successful years of Foden’s Youth Band we are now able to expand our Youth projects to include a Junior Band. The opportunity to work with ‘Accent’ Music Education Hub is a great opportunity for us to develop new partnerships within the music education sector having already worked with Love Music Trust in Cheshire East so successfully. All at Foden’s are excited at the prospect of now welcoming this new Junior Band into the Foden’s family.”

The new ensemble will run once a month with opportunities for members to take part in full rehearsals, sectionals, workshops and master-classes. The ensemble is designed for players of grade 2-5 standard, and will give opportunity for progression into Foden’s Youth Band. The first rehearsal takes place on September 27th at Lymm High School.

‘Accent’ is the Music Education Hub for Warrington & Halton Local Authorities. Foden's Band Trustee and percussionist Chris Bastock is the manager of the Ensemble and Progressions Strategy for ‘Accent’. Chris said “I am thrilled that ‘Accent’ has the opportunity to work with an outstanding band like Foden’s. This partnership will help to inspire the next generation of brass players”

Applications are now welcomed from anybody aged 18 or under and of grade 2 - 5 standard on a brass or percussion instrument and membership is free. More details about the ensemble can be obtained by contacting the ‘Accent’ team: [email protected]or on 01925 442097/442610

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