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Armagh Old Boys virtual summer school is a success

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 28 August 2020

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Since 2000, the week-long Armagh Old Boys Summer School has been held yearly attracting over 100 delegates of mixed age and ability with tuition provided by members of Foden's. Sadly, this year's 20th anniversary course was cancelled due to Covid. Despite this set back it was decided that the course would...

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Armagh Old Boys Brass Band Summer School Online with Foden's tutors

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 12 August 2020

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For the past 19 years tutors from Foden's have travelled to Armagh, Northern Ireland to take part in a week-long Brass Band summer school for players of all ages and abilities. Due to the current pandemic, the course has been cancelled this year, but in true Foden's spirit, that's not...

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Online initiative to help teachers and musicians.

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 15 April 2020

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The people who run the popular event ticketing website www.priorbooking.com have dropped everything to create a new website to try and help their teacher and musician friends who have been hit hard by the Covid-19 outbreak. Run by bandsmen, the company stopped all but essential work and rolled out the new website...

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Foden's continue their collaboration with Age UK Cheshire

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 25 March 2020

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Since last October Foden’s have been collaborating with Age UK Cheshire and arts organisation the Power of Art in a project that helps the over 50’s of the Northwich area of Cheshire overcome social isolation and loneliness by making brass music together.

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Foden's inspire in Abergele

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 19 March 2020

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On Saturday 14th March a large number of players with mixed ability and ages representing ten bands from North Wales and Cheshire travelled to Abergele Community Centre.

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Foden's provide masterclasses and a sell out performance in Aberystwyth

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 13 February 2020

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On the 25th January Foden's travelled to Aberystwyth to perform a concert in the 'Old College'

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Foden's 'Create a Buzz' with Age UK Cheshire

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 December 2019

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Last Sunday (1st December) saw the members of collaboration project ‘Creating a Buzz’ take part in their first public performance.  After only two sessions of tuition this partnership project between Foden’s Band and Age UK Cheshire took to the stage to demonstrate their newly acquired music making skills.

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East Anglian Brass Band Association Training Day supported by Foden's Band

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 25 October 2019

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On Sunday 20th October the East Anglian Brass Band Association held its Annual Brass Training Day at the Hewett Academy, Norwich. Delegates from age 10 upwards had enrolled for the course. This year the tutors were from the Foden’s Band.

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Masterclass with Mike Lovatt and Chris Houlding

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 9 July 2019

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On Saturday 13th July Mike Lovatt and Chris Houlding will hold a Masterclass commencing at 1pm (which is available to all ages and abilities) prior to a concert with Foden's, Elland Youth and SuperBrass at the George Lawton Hall, Mossley.

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Armagh Summer School

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 2 July 2018

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Foden's tutors are once again looking forward to working on the Armagh Summer School for the 18th consecutive year.

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