Foden's Youth to celebrate their 10th anniversary

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 7 June 2022


In November 2020, Foden’s were successful in an application to the Arts Council through ‘Grants for the Arts.’ The funding allows the band to host a very special concert to commemorate the 10th anniversary of forming it’s very own youth band as well as a commission from the pen of Jonathan Bates. 

Speaking about the Youth Band, their founder and co ordinator Ian Raisbeck commented ‘Over the past 10 years, hundreds of young musicians have come along to our monthly rehearsals and concerts, receiving guidance from the conductors and tutors from Foden’s Band as well as guest artists. Since formation, the band have strived to provide a regular opportunity for players to stretch themselves through challenging repertoire, performing existing material in a variety of genres as well as several new commissions. The anniversary concert in July will feature the world premiere of ‘Decade’ by Jonathon Bates, which will feature Foden’s Band, Foden’s Youth Band and Foden’s Junior Band on stage together. Thanks to partnerships with Love Music Trust and Royal Northern College of Music, FYB has been able to support players in their development, seeing many continue on to further musical study and many now performing at the highest levels around the country. Any former member of Foden’s Youth Band during the last 10 years will be able to claim 1 free ticket to attend the event, if this applies to you, please email [email protected] to claim your complimentary ticket.’ 

The concert will take place at Stoller Hall Manchester, 6pm on 9th July. In addition to the premiere of ‘Decade’, each of the 3 bands (Foden’s, Foden’s Youth Band and Foden’s Junior Band) will perform their own set. Tickets are on sale now at:  

Following the concert, Foden’s Youth and Junior Bands will be looking for new players to join in time for the 11th season starting September 2022, further information can be found at

FYB Decade

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