On Saturday the 28th September the Foden’s Junior Band performed their first ever concert. The band is funded and supported by the ‘Accent’ Music Education Hub and along with ensembles supported by the Love Music Trust they performed 5 pieces to an appreciative and supportive audience. Ticket sales were donated to the Winsford Salvation Army’s Christmas food parcel and toy appeal and the event raised over £400 for this worthy cause.
Anna Hughes, the band’s musical director, said ‘The players have only had 3 rehearsals before today’s concert. What they have achieved in such a short space of time is remarkable’
Marion Cooke, parent of one of the band members commented ‘Thank you for all your hard work organising and preparing the band for the concert. Grace really enjoyed the event and my husband was very impressed by what the band had achieved in such a short time. Well done on raising a great amount for the charity.’
Councillor Jean Carter, Lead Member for Children’s Services, Warrington Borough Council said ‘It is fantastic to see so many children and young people actively engaged in musical activities. What a fantastic opportunity for these talented musicians”.
The band is made up of gifted and talented brass players form across the Halton & Warrington boroughs and is open to any brass or percussion player between grade 2 & 5. The next rehearsal of the Foden’s Junior Band is on the 25th January 2016 at Lymm High School. For more information please contact Abby Boak AT Accent Music Education Hub on 01925 442097.