Student tunes up to fill void at Turkey Beach Anzac service
THE Turkey Beach returned servicemen friendship group will be honoured to hear The Last Post from a trumpet at their Anzac Day ceremony, thanks to young Brad Read.
The call for a bugler or a trumpet player was put out in The Observer on March 25 and Zinc Radio and the Read family were quick to respond.
It was not a hard decision to make for the Year 9 Toolooa State High school student, who has played the commemorative song at his school's Anzac ceremonies the past two years.
"It's a real honour," he said.
Every year he attends Anzac ceremonies in Gladstone.
"I am nervous to play for this, but I'm not normally when I'm playing for school - specially considering it's the 100-year anniversary since the First World War," he said.
Brad's passion for music began after hearing a senior band performed for students.
Now he can play the piano, tuba, and learns the clarinet.