Albury City Band buglers prepare for Anzac Day

BUGLE BOYS: Albury City Band buglers Terrance Cockayne, Toli Kolisnyk and Anthony Foley practise the Last Post ahead of Anzac Day next week. Picture: JODIE WORRALL

BUGLE BOYS: Albury City Band buglers Terrance Cockayne, Toli Kolisnyk and Anthony Foley practise the Last Post ahead of Anzac Day next week. Picture: JODIE WORRALL

ALBURY City Band hasn’t played for Anzac Day services throughout its whole history – but only because that history predates Australia’s day of commemoration.

The band, which will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a festival next month, will provide eight renditions of the Last Post and music support to four separate services on Anzac Day.

Music director David Worrall said the band’s experienced brass soloists had been preparing for the Last Post, a key element of most Anzac Day events.

“It’s always the hardest gig of all for a trumpet player,” Worrall said.

“It’s so meaningful to so many people, and everybody knows it so if you get it wrong, everyone knows it.

“Albury City Band supports the RSL and veterans and has done since the origin of Anzac Day.”