Brass Bands England (BBE) has partnered with the Commonwealth of Nations Flag of Peace initiative to provide performance opportunities for cornet players in cities across the UK on Commonwealth Day in 2023
Monday 13th March marks the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Commonwealth Charter of the Commonwealth by Queen Elizabeth II. The landmark document set out the values and inspirations that unite the Commonwealth's 56 independent countries.
On the day a short ceremony will be held in every UK city at 10.30am, at which a Commonwealth of Nations 'Flag of Peace' will be raised. A cornet player will be required to perform a short fanfare entitled, 'Majesty' by A. W. Carlisle.
The public occasion will involve other local musicians, town criers and local dignitaries, and will provide an opportunity for bands to engage with different organisations from their local community.
Speaking about the initiative, BBE CEO Kenny Crookston said: "In providing this special service, cornet players will also bring their own bands to the public's attention in a very positive way.
This is a unique moment in the history of the Commonwealth and we would encourage cornet players within the cities of the UK to get involved."
Speaking about the event, Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, Secretary-General, Commonwealth of Nations stated: "The values expressed in the Charter transcend cultures, borders and generations.
Keeping them active in our minds and hearts is vital. I am confident that Commonwealth Day will offer people everywhere the chance to reflect on the progress we are making together."
The values expressed in the Charter transcend cultures, borders and generationsRt Hon Patricia Scotland KC
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Cornet players are asked to register their interest as soon as possible via this form.
A copy of the fanfare and the exact location of the event will then be sent to successful applicants in advance.
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