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Mark Wilkinson

Band Manager

Fodens Band

HQ Phone:  +44 7740 354106

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Fodens Band

Booth Lane Moston

Sandbach, Cheshire,CW11 3QF

United Kingdom

Company Description

Foden's Band are one of the leading and most well known ensembles in the world with a rich history and large following. We currently perform at approximately 35 concerts annually (covering the UK and into Europe) regularly playing to audiences of between 500 t...more

Background Information

Employment History

Senior Vice President, International Marketing and A and R

Universal Music Group


Visiting Cornet Tutor

Royal Northern College of Music


Cornet and Trumpet Tutor

Manchester Metropolitan University


Cornet Tutor

University of Salford


Information Technology Operations Analyst

TE Connectivity Ltd


Systems Integration Specialist

Deutsch Inc.


President

Deutsche Grammophon GmbH


Senior Vice President, International Marketing and Artist Development

Universal Classics


Managing Director

Decca Music Group Limited


Affiliations

Association of Brass Band Adjudicators

Member


ABBA

Member


Northern Ireland Armagh Summer School

Founder Member


Education

degree

music

University of Durham


Web References(191 Total References)


Brass Band Aid and 'The Big Blow 2007'

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The photo above shows the solo cornet row including Richard Marshall, Mark Wilkinson (Fodens) and Ian Porthouse (conductor of Pennine Brass, former principal cornet with Black Dyke and Yorkshire Building Society); at the right edge of the photo (in a green shirt) is Stephen Wilkinson ( Brighouse & Rastrick).
Solo Cornets: Richard Marshall (Black Dyke), Ian Porthouse (free lance, ex-Black Dyke, YBS), Mark Wilkinson (Fodens), Steven Wilkinson (Brighouse and Rastrick)


Band Personnel

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Mark Wilkinson


Penrith Town Band: Funding & Networking Event | Brass Bands England

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The first stage of a project to bring brass expertise to musicians in the region is also underway, with Fodens' Mark Wilkinson booked to support the band prior to the 2016 regional contest, as well as a whole weekend of training and workshops in February for both the main band and the training bands.


Mark Wilkinson

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Mark Wilkinson
Mark Wilkinson Principal Cornet Mark started playing the cornet aged 6 with his local band Ellenbrook and Boothstown before moving to the Walkden Band and then Besses Boys aged 13 where he stayed for 5 years on Principal Cornet. During this time Mark was also appointed Principal Cornet with the 'National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain.' When he was 18 Mark joined the Wingates Band on Principal Cornet for 2 years before accepting Howard Snells offer to join the Britannia Building Society Band (now Foden's) on Principal Cornet in 1992. During this time he has been privileged to have won every major contest with Foden's including the British Open, National Finals, European Championships, Swiss, French and American Opens as well as numerous victories at the All England Masters Contest, Area Contest and Brass in Concert entertainment competitions. As well as performing in France, America, Holland, Belgium, Norway, Australia, Switzerland, Italy and Ireland as a soloist Mark is also heavily involved in Youth education. Mark enjoyed 3 years as the cornet tutor with the 'National Children's Brass Band of Great Britain' and has been an entrance examiner and cornet tutor with the 'National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain' since 2000. Mark has also appeared as a cornet tutor with the 'National Youth Brass Band of Wales' 'National Youth Band of Switzerland' as well as a guest soloist with the 'National Youth Brass Band of Denmark.' As well as being a founder member of the 'Northern Ireland Armagh Summer School' Mark is in demand on various summer schools in this country and abroad. In 2010 Mark was appointed as 'Visiting Cornet Tutor' at the Royal Northern College of Music, Cornet Tutor at the 'University of Salford' and Cornet/Trumpet Tutor at 'Manchester Metropolitan University.' Mark is in demand in this country and abroad as a cornet soloist, teacher, conductor and clinician. Mark is also in demand as an adjudicator and has adjudicated at a number of leading contests including various Area Contests, National Finals, Swiss and Belgium Nationals, Grand Shield, Pontins, Butlins and the All England International Masters. Mark is a fully credited member of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators as well as sitting on their 'executive committee'. In 2013 Mark released a Solo cd entitled 'Milestone' which received critical acclaim and designed and produced a range of cornet mouthpieces produced by 'Pickett Brass.' Mark is presently the Band Manager of Foden's Band


Latest News

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Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 14 July 2017
Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 July 2017 Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 10 July 2017 Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 10 July 2017 Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 July 2017 Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 22 June 2017 Cawston Band provided the first half entertainment where they accompanied soloists Mark Wilkinson and Gary Curtin with Foden's providing the second half. Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 14 June 2017 Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 12 June 2017 Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 7 June 2017 Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 7 June 2017 The musicians of Foden's Band played a significant part at this year's Aalborg Musikkonkurrence, Denmark's leading entertainment competition: on the Saturday, John Barber, Mark Bousie, Michael Fowles and Mark Wilkinson all served as adjudicators for the event's four sections and, on the same evening, the band played a very well... Foden's band maintains a world class reputation for providing entertainment in the field of brass music with a tradition and unique style Mark Wilkinson


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