The Last Post on the first sax

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A 12-YEAR-OLD boy helped his school­mates pay trib­ute on Armistice Day by play­ing the Last Post on his sax­o­phone.

Ben Hunt, a year eight stu­dent at Gay­hurst School in Ger­rards Cross, per­formed the piece on Tues­day, Novem­ber 11, after the school ob­served the two-minute si­lence with the rest of the na­tion.

It was the first time in the school’s his­tory the mu­sic was played on sax­o­phone.

Dur­ing the ser­vice the school choir sang I Vow to Thee My Coun­try, and the whole school joined in with Abide With Me.

To com­mem­o­rate the 100th an­niver­sary of the out­break of the First World War, staff and chil­dren were all given a copy of St Luke’s Gospel with a com­mem­o­ra­tive in­sert.

The gospels were given to ev­ery sol­dier on the front line in the First World War and were de­signed to be the right size to fit into the front pocket of a sol­dier’s uni­form so it could be car­ried with him at all times.

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