Tapton’s two minutes silence was lit up by impressive bugle calls to mark Remembrance Day.
Tapton’s two minutes silence was lit up by impressive bugle calls to mark Remembrance Day. Leo Maltby (Y9) reports on this event.
Remembrance Day this year was brandished by flourishing cornets and trumpets performing “The Last Post”, such an important piece of music to mark such an important day. The piece was performed by a group of 8 students in Tapton school brass band, Ms Philips and Miss Page who were spread out along the corridors so no one missed out on hearing the song which reminds us of all the service men and women who have put their lives on the line to keep our country and other countries safe. The iconic piece was traditionally used in war to signal the end to the day’s activities and is also used at military funerals so it also remembers those lives that have been lost in the armed services. It is a moving piece that pays homage to all who have served.
The two minutes silence was made all the more poignant by the bugle call and helped students and staff think more deeply about what war means. One of the musicians, Jacob Mercer, said “I felt like, just for a few minutes, the whole school stood together as a proud unit... and it was beautiful.” At 11 am the music started, playing the school into silence and deep thought. Students and teachers alike showing their respect. The performers were exceptional, not dazed by the pressure of playing to an entire school or playing such an important piece. The most impressive moment was on the first note when the players all came in unison, subtle but powerful. Congratulations to them all, they did the school proud!