An audible symbol of Anzac Day, The Last Post is one of the most recognisable pieces of music.
For many, it is a symbol of Anzac Day services across the country and is one of the few pieces of music that is played to absolute silence, as people pay tribute to those who gave their lives in wars and conflicts over the years.
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Anzac Day will look a little different this year, after the coronavirus pandemic forced the mass cancellation of services, due to the ban on gatherings, however, Launceston RSL Band bugler Evelyn Beasley will bring a bit of normality back to her street on April 25.
Mrs Beasley will play her cornet and play The Last Post to her street at Riverside, in a homage to all soldiers.
"I have been involved with the RSL since I was in high school, so Anzac Day has always been important to me," she said.
"I know and knew a lot of veterans through my involvement there and have been playing The Last Post and other songs for many years at Anzac Day services, Remembrance Day, as well as funerals and also celebration services," she said.
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The Launceston RSL Band is a fixture of most Anzac Day services, along with many other festivities and events in Northern Tasmania.
As such, the coronavirus pandemic has significantly impacted the band's playing calendar, but they wanted to come together to find out how they could still give back to the community.
"We are not rehearsing as normal and all of our events have been cancelled, so we wanted to find a way to do something."
The group got together last week and decided that some of the buglers would play The Last Post from the driveway, the inspiration of which came from social media.
A social media post encouraged buglers and other community members to stand at the end of their driveways at 6am on Anzac Day, to continue to commemorate and pay respect.
However, Mrs Beasley said the band did not feel 6am was appropriate, and decided on an 11am play instead.
"We don't know what our neighbours are up to and we didn't want to blast music at 6am if they are shift workers and coming off night shift...11am is the time the usual day service is held," she said.
Mrs Beasley has played the cornet for 26 years and said while The Last Post is not a traditionally challenging piece of music, it was one that came with its own set of risks.
"It has sentimental value and everyone knows it, so they know if you make a mistake," she said.
She said she wanted to take part in the Anzac Day tribute because she wanted to bring a smile to her neighbours and community, but it was also about respect.
Mrs Beasley will play The Last Post at 11am on April 25.
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