Belgium gig for Dronfield brass

Dronfield Brass Band
Dronfield Brass Band

MUSICIANS from Dronfield were invited to play at the poignant Last Post Ceremony in Belgium.

During a tour of the country Dronfield Band performed at the Menin Gate in Ypres watched by hundreds of people who had gathered to remember those who have died in war.

Since 1928, buglers at the Menin Gate have sounded the Last Post every evening at 8pm to commemorate the lives of soldiers who died during the First World War and who have no known grave.

Kevin Parkin, ex-serviceman and member of Dronfield Band, laid a wreath kindly provided by Dronfield British Legion.

l The band will next be performing at Dronfield Civic Hall on November 12 in a Proms to Poppies concert featuring a mix of music from the Last Night of the Proms and melodies associated with war and remembrance.