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Lest we forget...

Tredegar Band once again took part in the annual Remembrance Day Service where the town paid tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in conflict.

Local news paper reports show that the band has been part of the event since it first took place in 1919, and it remains to this day one of the proudest parts of its community involvement.

Most important date

The band led the parade from the local St George’s Church through the town to Bedwellty Park playing the marches ‘Sons of the Brave’ and ‘The Standard of St George’, where they accompanied the community signing as wreaths were placed at the memorial cenotaph. Principal cornet Dewi Griffiths performed ‘The Last Post’ and ‘Reveille’.

It is a wonderful, but also moving occasion where the whole of the town comes together as one. We are always very honoured to be part in remembering those who gave their lives - Ian Porthouse

“It is the most important date in the band’s calendar,” MD Ian Porthouse said. “It is a wonderful, but also moving occasion where the whole of the town comes together as one. We are always very honoured to be part in remembering those who gave their lives.”

Tredegar Band once again took part in the annual Remembrance Day Service where the town paid tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in conflict.

Local news paper reports show that the band has been part of the event since it first took place in 1919, and it remains to this day one of the proudest parts of its community involvement.

Most important date

The band led the parade from the local St George’s Church through the town to Bedwellty Park playing the marches ‘Sons of the Brave’ and ‘The Standard of St George’, where they accompanied the community signing as wreaths were placed at the memorial cenotaph. Principal cornet Dewi Griffiths performed ‘The Last Post’ and ‘Reveille’.

It is a wonderful, but also moving occasion where the whole of the town comes together as one. We are always very honoured to be part in remembering those who gave their lives - Ian Porthouse

“It is the most important date in the band’s calendar,” MD Ian Porthouse said. “It is a wonderful, but also moving occasion where the whole of the town comes together as one. We are always very honoured to be part in remembering those who gave their lives.”

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