Friary Brass Band returned to Guildford over the weekend for the town’s Remembrance ceremonies. The Last Post and Reveille were sounded by principal cornet Richard Straker from the Guildhall balcony on Armistice Day, with a repeat performance on Sunday at the service in Castle Grounds, after the Band led the civic procession down the High Street, watched by hundreds of spectators. A wreath was laid on behalf of the Band.
Principal trombone and euphonium players Neil Wharton and Sam Noden, both musicians in the Royal Air Force Regiment Band, had a rather larger audience as they took part in the Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.
"It’s our most important engagement of the year and with several members of the armed forces in the Band, it’s particularly relevant"
‘It’s our most important engagement of the year,’ explained Band Chairman David Wicks. ‘And with several members of the armed forces in the Band, it’s particularly relevant,’ he added.
photos: Kelly Harrison