Pipers: Nigel, Alex, Miranda, Keith G, Emma, John, Donny, Dave M, Adam, Ali, Mike, Ron and Kyle (CoT guest pipers)
Drummers: Bass – Keith I; Snare – Henry, Chris, Matt, Steve, Ed; Tenor – Anita
Drum Major: Pete
After the Kernow Pipes and Drums attended the Falmouth Remembrance Parade in the morning, they attended Truro to partake in the City’s same event – both events marking the 100th anniversary of the ending of WW1. It was an impressive band size, which included guest players from the City of Truro Band. Dress code was No 1s, for those who had it, with medals, ribbons, and feather bonnets (or Glengarries if it was too windy).
There was car parking in the Harbour Master’s car park for the members and they met in the Kernow Club for a tune-up at 13.15 hours and were in parade position by 14.20 hours. The weather was dry with sunny skies even though the forecast was for showers. The parade square around the Cenotaph was filled with contingents from the Services, Mayoral party, Standard Bearers and Dignitaries. The Parade Marshal brought the Parade to attention for a general salute and after a short service the Last Post was played and two minutes’ silence followed by the Reveille and laying of wreaths.
After the ceremony, the Parade marched from Boscawen Street to circle round Lemon Quay and enter the Street again to pass the podium where the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall took the Salute with the Mayor and Dignitaries. The public clapped as the parade marched by and sounded their appreciation even more as the Kernow Band passed. The parade entered the Cathedral Square and the band continued to play as much of the procession entered the Cathedral for the Memorial Service.
The band were dismissed and enjoyed some time in the sunshine socializing before retiring to the Kernow Club for a welcome rest and cuppa. After the service they re-assembled to escort the Standards back to the Club and entered for more refreshments.