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Housing estate named after 'Fodens'

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 19 April 2013

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Fodens Band now have a housing estate in Sandbach where street names have been named after various people and patrons associated with the band

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Fodens in free ticket give away

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 16 April 2013

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Fodens Band are pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for a special 'Brass Celebration' concert taking place at Fallibroome Academy, Macclesfield on Saturday 25th May 2013 7:30pm. The concert will feature 2012 British Open & National Champions Fodens Band, alongside their highly acclaimed Fodens Youth Band.

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New Partner at Fodens

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 5 April 2013

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Fodens Band is proud to announce a new partner to its organisation, Bergerault, the french percussion manufacturer. Mark Landon, Fodens principal percussionist comments "Bergerault have provided several instruments to the band over the past 12 months and the quality and sound is exactly what we we are looking at Fodens.

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Workshop and Presentation

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 20 March 2013

Lions Youth Brass and their Musical Director Nigel Birch have just undertaken their latest workshop with The Fodens Band ahead of their appearance at The National Youth Championships in April. Mark Wilkinson, Richard and Lesley Poole, Mark Bousie, Shaun Farrington, Stewart Baglin and Anthony Mann carried out the morning’s sectionals...

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Fodens 'runner up' at the North West Area

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 March 2013

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On Sunday 10th March Fodens competed at the North West Area contest held at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. This contest is the qualification for the 'National Finals' held at the Royal Albert Hall, London in October with the top 2 bands qualifying.

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Patrons concert and awards

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 February 2013

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On Tuesday 19th February Fodens held their annual Patrons concert to a packed Sandbach School with over 500 Patrons in attendance.

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Fodens in Armagh

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 14 February 2013

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On the 8th February Foden’s band made its now annual pilgrimage to Northern Ireland as guests of the Armagh Old Boy’s Brass Band. Now in its 13thconsecutive year, this trip is one of the undoubted highlights of Foden’s hectic concert schedule.

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Presentation for Fodens Youth Band

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 5 February 2013

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Fresh from their first performance at RNCM Festival of Brass the Foden's Youth Band are delighted to announce a number of new supporters who have been helping the band to blossom.   The FYB members were recently presented with an individual copy of the bands first ever official photograph courtesy...

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New Management Structure at Fodens

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 2 February 2013

Fodens announce a new Management Structure   Speaking about the new management structure Andy Rolfe from fodens said 'Since winning the Nationals and British Open titles last year Fodens have looked into their operating Management structure and decided to make a number of significant changes to help it achieve its...

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Fodens Players in the Isle of Man

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 18 January 2013

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Players of the Manx Youth Band and Manx Concert Brass were delighted recently when they welcomed members of Fodens Band to the Isle of Man for a weekend of workshop rehearsals.   Over an intensive three days, Mark Wilkinson (Principal Cornet), Glyn Williams (Principal Euphonium), Helen Williams (Flugel Horn) and...

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