Join our Youth Band

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The criteria for joining Foden's Youth Band is very simple; all we ask is that you are-

  • Aged 21 or under
  • Grade 5 standard or higher on a brass or percussion instrument


The Band meets once per month in Sandbach, Cheshire on a Sunday morning (9:45am-1:15pm) with concerts 3-4 times per year. Players are strongly encouraged to support their existing musical commitments elsewhere, and the schedule for Foden's Youth Band is aimed at assisting this.

Rehearsals are designed to stretch the young players offering them access to experienced high profiles tutors, exciting new repertoire and high quality direction. 


We have been very fortunate in receiving financial backing from Love Music Trust (the lead organisation in the new Cheshire East Music Hub) as well as a number of other partners. However, in order to provide these unique opportunities there is a cost to members of £100 per academic year.

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Students in Higher Education and families in receipt of income support, family credit or disability living allowance and children receiving free school meals, or looked after children are entitled to free membership of Foden's Youth Band.

Further discounts are available as follows

  • Full years payment at September rehearsal - 10% discount
  • 2nd family member - 50% discount


Rehearsals take place at;

Sandbach School,
Crewe Road,
CW11 3NS.

Please visit our online application form (via the link on the left)

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