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Last Post 2020

Last Post Trumpeters Perform in the Community

Despite many of this year’s local Remembrance Services being cancelled due to COVID-19, Wells trumpeters have still managed to perform The Last Post and Reveille for local communities at Services on Remembrance Sunday and on Armistice Day.

Charlie Ballamy and George Wareham, both in Year 9, played at Maiden Bradley Church and Binegar Church, respectively; Erin Davies and Grace Davies, both in Year 11, played at Wells Cathedral and Ditcheat War Memorial, respectively; Charlie Spencer, in the Lower Sixth, played at Meare Community Church; and Hector Gummer, in the Upper Sixth, played at North Wootton Church, all on Remembrance Sunday. Year 8 pupil Joshua Knott was prepared to play at Coxley Church, but the Service was cancelled at the last minute.

On Armistice Day, Cole Craggs in Year 6 played for the Junior School; Charlie Spencer, in the Lower Sixth, played at the School’s morning Remembrance Service; Luke Lane, also in the Lower Sixth played at 11am on Cedars Lawn; and Harry Chantrey in the Upper Sixth, played for pupils and teachers at Wookey Primary School.

The recording played by Lower Sixth trumpeter Tom Stringer has been sent out to all local churches and organisations requesting a virtual performance.

It is an honour to perform these emotive pieces and Wells trumpeters were delighted and proud to partake as part of our wider community.