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Allan Withington Conductors School

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 14 July 2014

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Between the 28th June and the 4th July Foden's Band hosted the annual Allan Withington Conducting School in Sandbach.Twelve conductors from the Uk, Switzerland, Norway, Nigeria and Denmark spent a week in Sandbach where they worked with the Roberts Bakery Band in full rehearsals, as well as a 10-piece ensemble...

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Southbank concert review

Posted by Richard Poole on 14 July 2014

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The Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s South Bank saw the premiere of the latest work commissioned by Foden’s Band alongside Composer in Residence, Andy Scott.   

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Brass in Concert 2014 - Draw

Posted by Richard Poole on 9 July 2014

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The draw has been officially announced for the 38th Brass in Concert Championship, to be held in association with Yamaha, Banks Group and British Bandsman at Sage Gateshead on Sunday 16th November.

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CD of the Month - July

Posted by Richard Poole on 9 July 2014

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Following the bands recent performance at the Southbank London where we performed the PRS funded commission 'A Child Like You' by Andy Scott, we are pleased to be able to offer the cd ' A World Within' featuring the music of Andy for a reduced price of £5Each month the...

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BBC Radio 3 broadcast

Posted by Richard Poole on 9 July 2014

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Following the successful London premiere of Andy Scott’s New Music Biennial commission for Foden’s Band at Southbank Centre on 6 July, the new work will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 later this week. The live recording of the London performance of 'A Child Like You' by Foden’s Band, Anna-Clare Monk,...

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Hellos and Goodbyes

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 3 July 2014

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In April Alan Hodgkinson (B flat bass) decide that he would be taking a break from banding. Taking Alan's place upto the British Open will be Danny Sinclair (ex Black Dyke). In May Nicky Lees (3rd Cornet) left the band after 4 years to take up a position with Grimethorpe.

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Music Sale

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 30 June 2014

For over 100 years Foden's have built up an incredibly substantial music library; which is housed at our bandroom in Elworth near Sandbach.   In order to make some much needed room for further purchases we have decided to hold a music sale where original sets of music will be sold...

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Brass at the Bridgewater

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 29 June 2014

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On Friday 18th July Foden’s will be teaming up with the Love Music Trust in the Bridgewater Hall to help celebrate another year of high quality music education that has seen over 10,000 young people in Cheshire East engaged through the work of the Trust.

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Allan Withington Conducting School

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 June 2014

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On the 28th June Allan Withington`s annual Conductors Summer School will take place in Sandbach, Cheshire, hosted by Foden's. During the course of the week, 12 students from across Europe with get the opportunity to work with the Roberts Bakery Band in full rehearsals as well as a free outdoor 10...

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Free tickets for Southbank performance

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 June 2014

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On the 6th July Foden's will perform the London premiere of their New Music Biennial commission ' A Child Like You' by our Composer-in-Residence Andy Scott, at London's Southbank Centre 7.30pm. 'A Child Like You' tells the story of a 17 year old Ugandan Asian refugee who, after fleeing Uganda...

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