Whit Friday Contest 2020
We may not have been out stomping around Saddleworth and Tameside this year, but that certainly didn’t stop us competing in the annual Whit Friday Marches! Fodens organised an online Whit Friday competition on 5th June and our members, desperate to compete, took about learning new technology skills, so that 2020 wouldn’t be a ‘no-show’ from the band, and we’re so proud of the result.
You may notice in the video that we all have earphones in: this is so we could listen to a recording of the band playing Mephistopheles at a previous Whit Friday Contest, to help us all play in time together. Everyone recorded themselves playing their parts at home, then with some technical wizardry, a couple of band members helped to put the video files together.
It was a lot (lot!) harder than it looked – and our first attempt via Zoom was a complete disaster , but we persevered and had tremendous fun and came a very respectable 6th in the Third Section!