With the ongoing situation surrounding covid-19, social distancing and the cancellation of term 3 have meant that all planned rehearsals, concerts, and other activities scheduled for this term have sadly had to be cancelled. In order to help keep in contact and maintain the strength of the Wind Orch community we set up our own virtual orchestra.
The idea behind this was to get as many people involved as possible and produce a recording of a piece. The piece selected was Holst's Second Suite for Military Band, movement 4. This fun and lively piece is very popular within the band, and it did a great job raising spirits and providing a creative project for all those involved to engage with. Enthusiasm was high with over 25 members, past and present, contributing recordings over the past months. These individual recording were kindly edited together by Thomas Stanford to produce the final video.
We hope you enjoy the result as much as we did making it. A huge thank you goes out to all those involved in this project. Stay safe, we’ll be back before you know it, ready to welcome more members into our community and make music together.