Favourite Whit Friday Moments

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by Neillyboy, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Neillyboy

    Neillyboy Member

    Firstly can i take my hat off to all the bands playing at this event. This was my first and certainly not my last. t was probably the pinnacle of my banding career to date.

    One of the most memorable points of the day was Brighouse and Rastrick playing "there is a green hill" in greenfields in remembrance of the death last year. It was tearjerking and made my hair stand on my neck. And I only saw it online due to playing with Tartan Brass. such a moving tribute, and to hear them playing Knight Templar in Dobcross was special too.

    What was other peoples highlights?
  2. P_S_Price

    P_S_Price Member

    The dancing Cartooners at Delph were pretty funny, but Briggus wheeling in the trophy and playing like the Champions that they are was Good too.

    But for me the performance of the evening was ORB from Milnrow.
  3. critic

    critic Member

    Spot on with B+R playing There is a Greenhill, David King drew all the emotion out of every line and the band responded in kind. A fitting tribute. Well done to them all
  4. Andy Cooper

    Andy Cooper Member

    Walking up Chew Valley Road in Greenfield, last band on and the local village band, with all the villagers cheering you on and following up the road - a magic moment.
  5. Coverhead

    Coverhead Member

    The time spent at the bar in Denton Cricket Club - after the last march, but before the first alcohol-induced blackout!!

    On a serious note, I love the whole event. IMO the atmosphere at the Whit's is second to none... nuff said! :clap::clap:
  6. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    On a personal level? A few years ago, being collared by some mates from Ireland Colliery Chesterfield band whilst on my way back to my motorcycle, having been listening to bands at delph for 3hrs. They were waiting to march off and invited me to 'step in' on BBb bass to finish off my night. 'Why not?' thinks I.

    Marched down in motorcycle boots, (marching to 'soul bossa nova' I might add!) and played 'Army of the Nile' on the stand on a borrowed mouthpiece in my Kevin Schwantz replica Lucky-Strike jacket.

    It was an original experience and no mistake! I got a round of applause from the band. Won nothing but raised a few smiles.

    On a musical level? Hearing Fodens play 'The President' (my personal favourite contest march) at delph a couple of years back. Sharp as a razor, clean as a whistle, huge sounds and whispering pianissimos from every section. Simply dazzled me in every way. Don't know if they won and frankly, wasn't bothered. Still blew me away.
  7. Split Splat

    Split Splat Member

    finishing off our night at Delph with a great performance at 11.45! :clap:
  8. jrshimmon

    jrshimmon Member

    Seeing Cheshire constabulary marching through Delph this year. Playing Police Academy with a mounted Police Escort with their perfect deportment. All tongue in cheek I suppose did make me laugh at the time.
  9. towse1972

    towse1972 Active Member

    Thankyou! :D
  10. andreab

    andreab Member

    Shirland Training Band at Dobcross. They were small in number and size of players, but so tight in their performance, they really showed up some much older, full size bands that we heard!

    Also at Dobcross, the kids that marched behind every band (one with his own drum) and ran back to the top every time, I bet they slept well that night!
  11. Mofman

    Mofman Member

    At Ashton FC the band who started marching then put their instruments down and started whistling 'It's a long way to Tipperary' instead.

    Also, the many bands that played 'non' marches. Such as Take That's Shine (played by Hawk Green)
  12. Keith Stanley James Lever

    Keith Stanley James Lever Supporting Member

    Played with Boarshurst Band on EEb Tuba, in the morning we did Greenfield for the Whit Walks, in the evening again played with Boarshurst "on the rounds" must thank Janet Payne, she was a trojan, due to 'old age' the Friday morning march took it's toll, so I only played on the stand, Janet carried the Tuba around for me the whole evening. THANK YOU ASHIE (Frontman) & BOARSHURST SILVER BAND.
  13. a very flat b

    a very flat b Member

    Doing 7 in Saddleworth, getting into the minor prizes for the 1st time, and best of all no queues and back in the hotel by 11pm.

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