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Cindy Ford, Last Post

Recently St Columban’s College, Caboolture graduate, Cindy Ford gracefully performed the Last Post at the 100-year Remembrance Day ceremony held in Caboolture.

When asked about her performance, Cindy talked about why it was so important to do the song justice.

“When I was in Grade 6, my primary school music teacher gave me the music to the Last Post to learn so that I could play it for future Anzac Day assemblies and to also have in my repertoire as a trumpet player,” Cindy explained.

“Back then, I focused a lot more on the pressure and expectation to play the song correctly rather than what it was for.

“However, over the years of playing the Last Post and learning about its importance and meaning, I found myself focusing a lot more on doing the song justice for our troops, past, present, and future, rather than not making a mistake,” she continued.

“Thinking this way makes playing the Last Post a lot easier for me, as I have that heartfelt reason driving me to play to the best of my ability and to shut out any nerves.

The song gives people a minute to simply honour and remember the Anzac’s as they listen to the same melody that the troops heard every day at the going down of the sun.

For the last 6 years, I have and always will consider this to be a great honour as a trumpet player and the feeling I get after playing is indescribable,” Cindy concluded.

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