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HCYB trumpeters raise county spirits at Commonwealth ceremony

(March 13, 2017)
Raising of Commonwealth Flag

HCYB trumpeters raise county spirits at Commonwealth ceremony

Pictured above are two members of the Hampshire County Youth Band, Principal cornet player Adam and Vice-Principal Callum who played the Hampshire County Council fanfare on trumpets as the Commonwealth flag was raised in a UK wide ceremony. The fanfare is an original composition by Jock McKenzie, Director of Hampshire County Youth Bands.

Colin New, Deputy Head of of Hampshire Music Service said “they did brilliantly ... the best it has been played.”

Today's ceremony was part of an annual nationwide celebration, a collective public expression of commitment to the Commonwealth, shown by the raising of a flag at The Great Hall in Winchester to celebrate the Commonwealth values; Democracy, Human rights, International peace and security, Tolerance, respect and understanding, Freedom of Expression, Separation of Powers, Rule of Law, Good Governance

Chairman of Hampshire County Council, councillor Keith Chapman MBE and Winchester mayor, councillor Jane Rutter together raised the Commonwealth Day Flag. They are pictured below alongside the Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson who read the Commonwealth Affirmation prior to the flag raising.

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