Barrow Coaching Day

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 December 2014


Tutors from Foden's recently held a coaching day with 60 children at a workshop at St Pius X School, Barrow.

The event was led by Mark Wilkinson with tutors Richard Poole, Neil Raisbeck, Sarah Lenton, John Barber, Stewart Baglin and Mark Landon who worked on a variety of pieces with the youngsters in full and sectional rehearsals.

The event, sponsored by the South Cumbria Music Festival, ended with the young musicians displaying their new-found skills to an appreciative and large audience.

Festival committee member Angela Fryer commented

'The event was a huge success and enjoyable day. We always try to encourage local young musicians and run workshops like this every two or three years. The delegates learned a lot from the tutors who are all very experienced and excellent players. Prior to the delegates concert the tutors performed a short concert as well as a question and answers session.'

The South Cumbria Music Festival is a competitive musical event held at the Coronation Hall in Ulverston in March where the 2015 adjudicator will be Mark Wilkinson. The deadline for entries is fast approaching and anyone interested in taking part is asked to return their entry forms before December 31st. Forms, along with a complementary syllabus, are available from all local libraries in Barrow and the 'Full Octave' in Dalton.

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