Remembrance Day 2017

By November 25, 2017News

“Lest we Forget”

As is our tradition, we played for the Remembrance Day ceremony held by the Payneham RSL sub-branch.  We are always honoured to be involved in this ceremony at the lovely Memorial Gardens & Cross of Sacrifice in Felixstow.

Normally most of our band members take mornings off, or a break from work in order to attend however this year the day fell on a Saturday.

This year the band played hymns during the laying of the wreaths – a very sombre and respectful tradition that was well received.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, attendees were invited back to the RSL hall for their traditional Remembrance Day BBQ – a delightful and relaxing end to the morning.

Meanwhile, our President Ian Barton was off on holidays and had heard that Port Vincent had a prerecorded bugle call for their ceremony.  Without a moment’s hesitation he offered his services to play the call himself – well done Ian.  As you can see and hear below, this was very well done and reflected superbly on the band.