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LMT Young Composers to Feature at National Festival!

Two multi-talented members of the LMT Percussion Ensemble, Matthew Brett & Josh Savage, have had their latest works selected for the 'New Music Stage' at the Music for Youth National Festival which will be held at Birmingham Conservatoire on the 11th June 2015.
The LMT Percussion Ensemble recently performed Matthew Brett's "Relajar" & Josh Savage's piece "8 Nights a Week" at Sheffield's City Hall as part of a Music for Youth Primary Prom.
The LMT Percussion Ensemble will be joined by members of the Birmingham Conservatoire Percussion Department for the performance on 11th June.

Matthew Brett and Josh Savage

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Big Bands Join Forces!

The LMT Big Band were delighted to welcome the University of Minnesota, Morris Big Band to Sandbach this weekend. 

The two ensembles joined forces for a rehearsal on the afternoon of Sunday 17th May as part of the University's tour to England. The University of Minnesota, Morris Big Band was directed by Jason Squinobal and accompanied by Simon Tillier who also directs the University's Wind Band.

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Saxophone Weekend

We are pleased to announce that the Saxophone Weekend is returning for its second year!


On 4th-5th July, Sandbach will be hosting its second Saxophone Weekend. Following the success of the first Saxophone Weekend in 2014, we are pleased to announce the return of this special event in July.

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The National Youth Orchestra is now recruiting!

The world's greatest orchestra of teenagers is calling for talented and committed musicians to audition to join a truly 21st-century orchestra.

Please read on to find out more about the NYO and how you can join:

"NYO is one of the most amazing communities I will ever be part of.  Being offered a place was life-changing." Louis, 16, Trumpet, NYO

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain comprises of 164 musicians aged 13 - 19 years old, from a variety of backgrounds and from every corner of the UK. We welcome applications from musicians who play to Grade 8 distinction or equivalent standard, have a passion for orchestral music, a taste for adventure and great team spirit.  We are also recruiting talented teenage composers for a year of immersion in orchestral and creative opportunities. 

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Foden’s Band in Concert

On Saturday 2nd May, Foden's Band, together with Foden's Youth Band, will be performing at Keele University Chapel. Tickets can be reserved via Ian Raisbeck: [email protected] or on 07734 918701.


2015 poster

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Primary School Brass Band – exciting news!

We are delighted to announce that Nigel Birch, the director of the LMT Primary School Brass Band, has arranged for top-quality tutors to attend the next rehearsal on Saturday 25th April.

There will be a Masterclass led by Mark Wilkinson, Principal Cornet of The Foden's Band, accompanied by his team of tutors from The Foden's Band.

This will take place in the Maxwell Davies Centre at Sandbach Boys School. The session will begin as normal at 10.30am but will end a little later at 1.30pm.

It will cover Warm Ups, Breathing, Posture, Practice Suggestions, Solo Performing and all technical aspects relating to performance. There will be small group sessions and whole band sessions, and also an open forum for you to ask any questions.

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Foden’s Youth help spread the love

The Foden's Youth Band has been playing an important role alongside their partners Love Music Trust.

Click on the image below to see the full article on the website.

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Lions Youth Brass Workshop with Fodens Band

As the National Youth Brass Band Championships approach Lions Youth Brass have once again engaged with Foden's Band to assist with their preparation, with a workshop which was supported by The Love Music Trust.

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Love Music Trust Primary School Brass Band

The LMT are excited to announce that we have a brand new ensemble in Cheshire East!

The Love Music Trust Primary School Brass Band provides young brass players and percussionists the opportunity to develop their ensemble skills which will in turn enable them to progress to one of our partner ensembles: Lions Youth Brass, Macclesfield Youth Brass Band, Poynton Youth Band, Co-operative Wind Bands (Crewe) or the Foden’s Youth Band.


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Congleton Youth Orchestra

Congleton Youth Orchestra is 20!

The Congleton Youth Orchestra celebrated its 20th anniversary on 29th November 2014 with

a Gala Concert at Congleton Town Hall. The concert was a complete sell out and among the

distinguished guests was the founder of the orchestra, Mark Wasserberg who was Headteacher

of Dane Valley High School (now Eaton Bank Academy) who travelled up from Milton Keynes

especially to join in with the celebrations.


The next CYO concert is on Saturday 28th March. You can read more about it here.

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