Closing date fast approaching - chance to win international prize!

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by jockinafrock, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. jockinafrock

    jockinafrock Active Member

    Saturday 29th September is the closing date for Foden's 3rd Open Solo, Duet and Quartet Competition.

    As well as our usual array of trophies and bursaries, this year we are delighted to be able to offer the winner of the Open Solo class the opportunity to travel overseas to take part in a musical event, with the options being either Australia or the USA in 2014!

    Also for the first time we are holding percussion classes, both tuned and untuned, for soloist and ensembles, with the adjudicator being Foden's own Mark Landon.

    Again we have first class adjudicators who are Besson artistes: Mark Wilkinson, Alexis Demailly and Michael Dodd.

    Entries are coming in from all over the world, with familiar faces returning for the 3rd consecutive year, and new faces making their first appearance ever in a competition.

    Don't miss the chance to take part in one of the biggest and best solo comps around! Email me at
  2. jockinafrock

    jockinafrock Active Member

    Foden’s Band are keen to encourage more percussion players to take part in their forthcoming solo competition on the 2nd of November. We have several entries so far, but would be delighted to see more, especially since our very own principal percussionist Mark Landon is to adjudicate these sections.

    While the closing date for other sections has been extended to the 5th of October at the request of music teachers, we are allowing percussion entries to come in up til the week before, the 26th of October.

    We are expecting soloists and ensembles from bands and schools and, as it is a first in terms of offering percussion sections at a competition, there has been no precedent set previously. This means that we’ll hear a wide variety of music and styles, be it modern and upbeat, or the more familiar pieces.

    Instruments are being provided, as are sticks, though anyone choosing to play instruments such as steel drums will have to provide their own as they are not a common staple in the bandroom!

    To avoid any confusion, Mark has asked us to point out that Timpani are included in the untuned section.

    Drum kit players can use backing accompaniment, and should let us know on their application form so that we can make a cd player/ipod docking station available.

    This is the ideal opportunity for percussion players to showcase their talents and receive constructive comments from one of the finest percussionists in the brass band world.

    Further details by emailing:

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