On the morning of 25th April 2019, Feilding Brass took up its position in Feilding and two other services in the wider community as we all came together to remember the sacrifice our soldiers made all those years ago, on this ANZAC Day.
At 6.30am Feilding Brass with past and present service personnel marched down to the Feilding cenotaph where Feilding residents turned out to the dawn parade, with many community groups laying wreaths at the cenotaph as the band played hymns.
Cornet player Russell Schwartfeger had the honour this year of playing the Last Post.
At 9.30am Feilding Brass lead the returned services personnel at the Sanson service. Ex band member Peter Hales played The Last Post. We all then retired to the Sanson School Hall as their ANZAC Day civic service continued.
Feilding Brass’ third and final parade for the day was at Ashhurst where the band lead the returned service personnel at 12pm to the Ashhurst cenotaph for their civic service.
During the service, the band played hymns as wreaths were being laid and Russell once again played The Last Post. Feilding Brass then formed back up and lead the troops back to the Ashhurst RSA, for a well deserved rest.
The band continues to serve the community, and we are honoured to be a part of Feilding, Sanson and Ashhurst as we commemorate ANZAC Day. Lest We Forget.