Old contest playing

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by BeatTheSheep, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. BeatTheSheep

    BeatTheSheep Member

    In the olden days, bands used to perform stood up in a square facing in (thereby giving true meaning to the term - corner men!). Just wondered if anyone has ever tried it on a suitable piece - such as "labour and love" which would have been performed like this originally.

    Or if anyone tried this a long time ago! Mr. Harry Bentham said he did this once, depping for a band when he was 8. Which would make that about 1930ish!
  2. brasscrest

    brasscrest Active Member

    That would be interesting, particularly if you could find enough period instruments to use.
  3. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    Glad I would be stood next to the G trom and not oposite it then
  4. BeatTheSheep

    BeatTheSheep Member

    That shouldn't be a problem, half my learners play on them anyway!