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Cory contest dates change

Tuesday 12 January, 2021

The dates for the upcoming Kapitol Cory Online Championships have shifted, with most of the UK continuing to face tight restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In making the announcement, Cory Band, which is organising the event, explained that although the contest comprises pre-recorded efforts from competing bands, the live comments and feedback from the judges proved popular previously and the hope is for the same format for the 2021 event.

Philip Harper, musical director of Cory Band, said: “We felt that one of the elements which made the first online contest so successful was having the live commentary and judges’ comments, something we are very keen to preserve for the next edition.

“The lockdown is due for review on February 15 and, considering that our original broadcast date was February 19, we felt this would be a little too close for comfort in the event that restrictions are not eased. Therefore, we have taken the precautionary step of moving the start date, and we keep our fingers crossed.”

The contest will now be shown on:
Mar 12: Fri, 6-10pm, Second Section
Mar, 13: Sat, 1-10pm, Fourth Section
Mar 19: Fri, 6-10pm, University Section
Mar 20: Sat, 1-10pm, First Section
Mar 26: Fri, 6-9pm, Youth Section
Mar 27: Sat, 1-6pm, Third Section; 7-10pm, Championship Section Part 1
Mar 28: Sun, 5-10pm, Championship Section Part 2 and results