Last Post and Rouse at the Shrine

I had another wonderful opportunity to play the Last Post and Reveille (Rouse) bugle calls at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.

This amazing building is a magnificent tribute to Australia’s serving, returned and deceased military personnel and, as a civilian bugler, it’s rare that I have the chance to play there.

This performance was for the XLI Club, whose purpose is “…to bring together like-minded members of the community who embrace the efforts of all law enforcement, defence and emergency services, whilst making a positive contribution to the local community and selected charities.

I was able to record my performance:

I still have a number of ANZAC memorials in the lead-up to ANZAC Day, including the Toorak Heroes Club, Melbourne Central and an Essendon and Collingwood FC brunch on ANZAC Day itself.

Last Post and Rouse: Victoria Police Academy Chapel

I had the honour of playing the Last Post and Rouse at the funeral of a retired Victoria Police officer in the Victoria Police Academy Chapel at Glen Waverley. This incredible chapel has an amazing blend of architecture, with my favourite feature being the domed, Renaissance-style ceiling. You’ll hear just how wonderful the acoustics are.

It’s rare for me to have video of myself playing at these ceremonies. For this service I stood alone on the balcony, out of sight of the congregation, so I was able to privately capture this video. I have intentionally angled the camera towards the ceiling out of respect for the family and their friends.