Student tunes up to fill void at Turkey Beach Anzac service

Year 9 Toolooa student Brad Read will play The Last Post at Turkey Beach for Anzac Day.
Year 9 Toolooa student Brad Read will play The Last Post at Turkey Beach for Anzac Day.

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.

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