facebook twitter rss vimeo shop label support us

*
banner

Foden's to showcase youth magic

The National Champion will be hosting a fantastic youth festival in Sandbach this weekend — so get along and enjoy the music making — and a bit of magic too...

fODENS
  Foden's will be hosting their Youth Festival Day this Sunday in Sandbach

Foden's have confirmed the final details for its non-competitive Youth Festival to be held on Sunday 28th October at Sandbach School.

Youth development

Speaking about the event which starts at 10.00am, Mark Wilkinson told 4BR: "In 2016 Foden's were successful in an application to Arts Council England for a 'Three Year Strategic Music and Audience Development Plan', which included the provision of a non-competitive Youth Festival.

It provides a further extension to the youth development work that the band is undertaking and will see Stockport Schools, Foden's Junior, Foden's Youth and Lions Junior each provide a 30 minute own-choice programme."

Mark revealed that Foden's have linked up with the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators, with trainee member Jonny Bates providing written comments to assist the bands in their own ongoing development.

Masterclasses

Foden's principal players will also lead masterclasses, before the day will conclude with a gala concert featuring Foden's Band and the youngsters.

In addition to the music making there will be plenty of other attractions on show too — including a number of trade stands, plenty of food and drink and even a magic show by Foden's horn player Nat Martin.

In addition to the music making there will be plenty of other attractions on show too — including a number of trade stands, plenty of food and drink and even a magic show by Foden's horn player Nat Martin4BR

Free under 18

Entry is free to under 18's, with a £10 admission charge to over 18's payable on the door.

Mark concluded: "We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to Sandbach for a fun and musically rewarding day with each youth band supporting each other in their performances."

Support us for less than a cup of coffee...

4BR wants to ensure that the brass band movement remains vibrant and relevant. We also want to be able to question, challenge and critically examine those who run and play in it, producing high quality journalism that informs as well as entertains our readers.

So if like us you value a strong, independent perspective on the brass band world - then why not consider becoming a supporter and help make our future and that of a burgeoning brass band movement more secure.

So one less cappuccino then?

Support us    



National Finals

2019 National Finalists confirmed

March 18 • The list of bands who will challenge for National honours in the autumn is now complete following the last round of 2019 Regional contests on the weekend.


Tewit

Results: 2019 North of England Regional Championships

March 16 • East Yorkshire Motor Services, J36 Brass, North Skelton, Bearpark & Esh and Tewit Silver claim the honours in Durham


Chichester

Results: 2019 London & Southern Counties Regional Championships

March 16 • Friary, Amersham, Epsom & Ewell, Chichester City and Simon Langton Brass take the spoils at Stevenage.


Taff Vale

Report & Results: 2019 Welsh Regional Championships

March 16 • Tredegar lead the way in Wales as they claim the Championship title, with section awards going to Goodwick, Newport Borough, Taff Vale and Gwaun Cae Gurwen


Black Dyke Band - Mirfield Parish Church

Thursday 21 March • Mirfield Parish Church, 38 Church Lane, Mirfield WF14 9HX


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Brass Band

Friday 22 March • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


The Fairey Band - Ensembles from Bramhall High School

Friday 22 March • Seal Rd, Bramhall, Stockport SK7 2JT SK7 2JT


Black Dyke Band - Victoria Hall

Saturday 23 March • The Victoria Hall, Knowsley Street, Bolton BL1 2AS


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Newtown, Powys

Saturday 23 March • The Hafren Theatre, Newtown, Powys SY16 4HU


Littleport Brass Band

March 19 • Littleport Brass are a second section band near Ely in Cambridgeshire rehearsing every Wednesday evening. We are looking for a soprano comet, Bb cornet and tuned percussionist. We are a friendly, active band working with our dynamic MD Ian Knapton.


Hathern Band

March 19 • Bass or Solo Trombone player required. We are 1st Section from January 2020 and are 10 mins from Junction 24 of the M1


Besses o' th' Barn Band

March 19 • Besses o th Barn Band have a vacancy for a cornet player, with the principal position available for a suitable candidate.. . We are also looking for a BBb Bass to complete our bass section. .


Stephen Tighe

ARCM, LDBBA, (Dip)PFS.
Adjudicator / Music Director / Arranger