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Crewe student to score new brass band motion picture
7:00am Sunday 27th October 2013 in News
A CREWE student is developing the score to a planned new film about a famous local brass band.
Adam Shilton, who is studying towards his PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Cheshire campus, will soundtrack the movie about Foden’s Band, titled Brass in the Blood.
Written by Crewe author Jules Hornbrook, the film centres around love-struck teen Harry Stone, a young cornet player who is desperate to make the senior section of the world-famous Foden’s Brass Band in Sandbach.
Adam said: “The historic relevance of the band and the factory’s impact on the community is huge.
“Foden’s are one of the most celebrated and successful brass bands in the country, containing top class dedicated musicians that work tirelessly to maintain their deserved reputation.
“To be able to document their history and the inclusion of other local bands in the form of a film with a bespoke score is something that must be done for the community, and the brass band movement.
“The community have come together for the band and the factory over the years; I hope they do again for this.”
Mark Wilkinson, Foden’s band manager and principle cornet, said: “One of the exciting things about the project is that it will be the first to work with an original score for brass band alongside the film, rather than perhaps using arrangements or orchestral transcripts. It’s very exciting.”
John Barber, Foden’s band Chairman and principle trombone, added: “To have the opportunity to be involved with a fresh project that’s going to bring what we do in our local area to a national light is a hugely positive thing, and we’re very much looking forward to being involved with it.”
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