Todmorden band shows community spirit with hilarious online rehearsal

Following the devastating floods back in February and now the uncertain times due to COVID-19, it's been a tough start to 2020 in the Calder Valley.

But one Todmorden band is looking on the bright side and is determined to keep up British spirits.



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Todmorden Community Brass Band jumped online for their most recent rehearsal with each musician playing their part behind their phone screens.

Vicky Ratcliffe said: "It was hysterical! Delayed transmission timings and poor sound quality (principal cornet player sounded like a kazoo) but nonetheless we carried on regardless!"

Watch the band give their online performance of the theme from the movie Rocky in the video above.

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