One of the expectations of being a trumpet player is being able to play “The Last Post”. I learned this many years ago and have performed it publicly many times. It gives me a thrill to be able to pay this emotion-stirring piece of music.
On the 25th April (and also on 11th November) Australians and New Zealanders remember their forefathers who went off to fight in the First World War. The 25th April, 1915 is the date Australia and New Zealand entered the war. We call this day, “Anzac Day”. 11th November, 1918 is the day that the war ended. We call this day, “Remembrance Day”.
Of course, Anzac Day is now used to commemorate all Australians and New Zealanders who went off to fight in all wars. The pinnacle of events on Anzac Day is the reading of The Ode and the playing of The Last Post.
If you need to hire a trumpet player to play “The Last Post” (and recite “The Ode”) on either Anzac Day or Remembrance Day, please call or text me. I spent nine years in the Australian Naval Reserve Band, so I am very thorough with the format of the playing of The Last Post and recitation of The Ode.
My mobile number is – 0415 104 238
If you prefer emailing me, I can be contacted at: email@example.com
This photo (above) was taken of me playing “The Last Post” on Anzac Day, 2020. This was during the coronavirus lockdown, so people weren’t allowed to congregate in groups. The venue was Galloway Green in Gledswood Hills. I was hired by Mirvac to play for the local residents.