On 10 November 2018, the Sale Band was pleased to support Sale Remembers, a special commemoration of Remembrance Day and 100 years since the end of World War I. The event was held at St. Paul’s Church in Sale, which has some lovely acoustics.
The band presented some pre-meeting music, including In Perfect Peace (Kenneth Downie). It was also the first time that the band had used the trombone solo Peace Like a River (Erik Silfverberg), with soloist Jonathan Evans combining beautifully with the band.
To start the service, the band played The Young Salvationist (Bramwell Coles) to accompany a parade of flags, which included the band’s own Salvation Army flag. Later in the service, to commence the formal time of remembrance, the band played Elgar’s Nimrod. Although this was quite a challenge for the band, they rose to it, with the importance of the occasion perhaps providing extra motivation.
Also worthy of note is the contribution of Bandsman Adam Hall, who provided The Last Post and Reveille. After playing the National Anthem, at the end of the service the band presented The Red Shield (Henry Goffin). The band expressed thanks to Deputy Bandmaster Alistair Campbell for arranging and leading the band for this occasion.
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