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Cory goes viral — in the best possible way

The world's number 1 band has made a worldwide mark with their latest video performance — with a possible appearance on BBC One in the pipeline.

Cory
  The Cory players all took part in the brilliant video

The world's number 1 brass band has gone viral — but in the best possible sense.

Cory's brilliant social media 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' performance has been such a worldwide success that the national media has already picked up on it as a 'good news' story at a time when the Coronavirus pandemic is creating huge anxiety around the globe.

The on-line performance has already brought cheer to the banding community, with MD Philip Harper's great arrangement (and sartorial elegance) proving a hit with over 250,000 hits to its name — and a new legion of Cory fans.

Breakfast Time

Philip has already been interviewed by BBC Radio Wales and was due to get on BBC One's Breakfast Time this morning (Monday 23rd March) — although the ongoing news agenda unfortunately bumped it off.

Hopefully though it will be on tomorrow (Tuesday 24th) so make sure you tune and watch it.

I think it was be great if bands all over the globe now take on the challenge and provide their own performances to showcase to the worldPhilip Harper

Amazing response

Philip told 4BR: "We've had an amazing response to the video — and especially from younger players who have told us that they want to do their own performance with their bands.

The technology is there — all that is needed is plenty of friends, some great music and a conductor to keep everything together!"

He added: "I think it was be great if bands all over the globe now take on the challenge and provide their own performances to showcase to the world. Cory has started something here that we want to explore further, so keep your eyes peeled!"

Video

To watch the video go to:

https://www.facebook.com/coryband/videos/1169918270019997/

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