The Last Post Project involved participants from all over Australia playing the Last Post for Anzac Day 2021. The photo and video gallery below shows some of the highlights.
There is still time to contribute to the project by sponsoring a participant or making a general donation that goes to supporting our veterans.
This video was produced for the residents of Faversham House aged care facility and contains images of local Boroondara war memorials and commemorates local citizens who served inWW1 and who, in some cases, are related to residents at Faversham House.
The Melbourne Docklands Chamber of Commerce is a proud supporter of The Last Post Project. We encourage our residents and businesses in the Melbourne's Docklands precinct to donate to The Last Post Project. The proceeds are being donated to the veterans' charities Mates4Mates and Women Veterans Network Australia.
At 6am on Sunday 25th April 2021, eight buglers will sound the Last Post at various points around Docklands. This military bugle call is traditionally sounded at the end of each day to signal that the work of the day is over and it is time to rest.
The Last Post is also sounded at military funerals, at dawn on ANZAC Day and at 11:00am on Remembrance Day to commemorate those that made the supreme sacrifice. In this context the Last Post signals:
"Your Duty is Done, Rest in Peace".
After one minute silence the buglers will sound the Rouse.
"Having paid their respects, the living are called back to duty".
The Docklands Chamber of Commerce is supporting this project that encourages young musicians to become involved in supporting our veteran community and to play the "Last Post" on Anzac Day 2021. Paticipants will be taught to play the "Last Post", follow a practice schedule & routine and raise money for a veterans charity by recruiting sponsors to their project. Many young musicians all over Australia will be participating in The Last Post project this year.
(pictured left is ex Royal Australian Navy musician Jamie Lawson who was at Docklands at 6am on Anzac Day 2020 to sound the Last Post).
The Last Post Project invites musicians of all ages and instruments to join with us in creating a unique event in commemoration of ANZAC Day 2021. By registering, you will join with the many who will sound the “Last Post” across the country on this important day.
The project is open to individuals, bands, schools and other groups. If you are not a musican you can still join in by running your own dawn service or other activities related to Anzac Day (we can provide you with a recored Last Post).
Registration is quick and easy and will give you access to a personalised sponsorship page, live workshops and varied resources designed to support you whilst you work towards your goal. The profits you raise will be donated to veteran charities who support our returned service men and women.
Use your talents to make a difference to those in need and keep the ANZAC spirit alive in honor of all who have served.
To find out more and to register for this project click the button below.
Skunkworks has produced a series of posters about the service and bravery of women in WW1. This series of posters in available for download (see below) and are great for school projects and/or your Last Post Project.
Bandsmen of WW1 posters are also available for download below.
The inaugral Alpine Brass Festival takes place at Bright in the heart of Victoria's beautiful alpine region on 15th May. Featuring many diverse talents this is one brass festival you do not want to miss.
This free family event is brought to you by Skunkworks Productions in association with the Bright Chalet. Proudly supported by Windcraft.