Following their performance at the recent Butlins Youth Contest, Lions Youth Brass have announced that that they will be engaging associated composers, players and conductors of Foden's Band to help them in preperation for this year’s National Youth Championships in April.
Along with the test piece 'Oceans' by Goff Richards, Lions will be performing works by Dr Peter Meechan, and will premiere pieces by Andy Scott and Ian Raisbeck.
Players from Foden's will be performing a workshop for the band in March and some extra rehearsals will be taken by Mark Bousie and Mike Fowles. The band will also welcome Helen Williams who will work on a special featured item.
Lions already have an excellent relationship with Foden's and see this latest initiative as strengthening itMD, Nigel Birch
Speaking on behalf of the band MD Nigel Birch told 4BR: "Lions already have an excellent relationship with Foden's and see this latest initiative as strengthening it. The wealth of knowledge and experience that they bring to Lions is invaluable."