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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...

  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.


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."

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