Fodens Present 'A Night at the Movies'
by Ian Raisbeck on 13 October 2014
On the 25th October Foden's Band will appear in concert with our own Foden's Youth Band at Sandbach School. The night will feature music from the forthcoming 'Brass in the Blood' film which is based around the history of Foden's Band and features both bands. The Foden's Youth Band will be filmed for inclusion in the project during the day and scences from the film will be included in the concert. Please see attached link concerning an exciting film currently in production about Foden's Band.
Brass in the Blood is a full length feature movie telling the story (through the eyes of teenage youth player Harry Stone played by Harry Mace) of Fodens Brass Band and their community links from 1908 to 2012. The film is set in and around Elworth and Sandbach retaining authenticity and remaining true to various points that have shaped the band we know today.
The project is the brain child of Producer and Composer Adam Shilton and forms part of his PhD composition studies at Manchester Metropolitan University. Adam, a former percussionist with the band, will deliver the first fully scored film soundtrack for brass band alongside producing the movie, and plans for Fodens to perform the pieces live at the premiere hopefully completed late 2016. A double CD, DVD, and a patron's limited edition DVD are also planned for release.
"The most significant element so far has been finding and recruiting an outstanding production team and cast, I feel bringing local people, education and businesses on board throughout the whole process has allowed a more detailed understanding of Fodens and brass in the north west area. The amount of talented people around the area is mind-blowing, and their commitment and professionalism will deliver a top end product, something to document the bands amazing history for future generations".
Fodens Youth Band will be filmed and recorded throughout the afternoon, including the filming of a scene with some cast during the first half of the evening concert, meaning thatthe audience on the night will also appear in the final film. Fodens will also be filmed during the second half of the concert as both bands will perform some early pieces from the film score written by Adam Shilton.
"Working with Fodens and all the partners involved has been an absolute honor. Brass bands are traditionally stereotyped but are musically capable of so much more. This film is a great opportunity to show their versatility, world class standards and a product that all ages will be able to relate too, upholding rich traditions while injecting new ideas for brass composition and performance".
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