Wolverton Town Band is making a unique contribution to commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War by playing The Last Post at 6pm each evening from Friday, October 26 until Saturday, November 10 in The Square in Wolverton. Everyone is invited to attend and pay their respects.
The band will play at this year’s Remembrance parade on Sunday, November 11 from 10.30am and also play a programme of appropriate music after the special occasion.
From 6pm that same evening, the band will play various pieces and The Last Post at Milton Keynes Museum, in a project involving brass bands from all over the British Isles in support of Battle’s Over, the nation’s tribute to the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
This will be followed by the lighting of a beacon, one of over 1,000 Beacons of Light symbolising an end to the darkness of war and a return to the light of peace.
The band’s musical director, Jane Lloyd, said: “Wolverton Town Band is proud to be taking part in the commemoration of the centenary of the ending of the First World War and to be paying respect to the sacrifices made by everyone involved: people like Albert French, a 16-year-old from Wolverton who was killed in action in 1916, just a week before his 17th birthday.”