Prees on the hunt for a Platinum Jubilee bugler

Buglers and trumpet players are in demand for the up and coming Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

A bugler is needed in Prees
A bugler is needed in Prees

Prees Parish Council and Prees Cricket and Recreation Club are delighted to be hosting a beacon lighting event.

A spokesperson for both organisations said: "We are proud to be part of this momentous celebration.

"It is only appropriate that this unique milestone in history is marked with beacons and music.

"We are honoured to be part of this special event for Her Majesty, The Queen’s 70th year as our monarch and head of the commonwealth on her Platinum Jubilee.

"We are also still trying to locate a bugle/trumpet player to take part playing the ‘Majesty’ call on the night. So if you or anyone you know would like to become involved please get it touch."

In addition to the Beacon lighting there will be many more community activities, sporting and fun events taking place on both the Saturday and Sunday at Prees Cricket and Recreation Club with live music on both afternoons and evenings to with everyone is invited.

"Let's all get together and make this a special event celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee," said the spokesperson.

The beacon lighting will be happening on Thursday, June 2.

It is one of thousands being lit in the UK and the Commonwealth, and forms part of the official programme announced by Buckingham Palace for the Jubilee Weekend.

The Beacon will be lit at Prees Cricket and Recreation Club, Prees, and it will be one of over 2,022 lit by charities, communities and faith groups all over the UK.

In addition, beacons will be lit in all 54 Commonwealth capitals and the Principal Beacon lighting will take place in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday evening. This will take the form of a lighting installation with The Queen’s Green Canopy ’Tree of Trees’ sculpture and projections onto the front of Buckingham Palace. This innovative new way of taking part in the beacon lighting will reflect the Royal Family’s long history championing environmental causes.

Bruno Peek, Pageantmaster of The Queen’s Jubilee Platinum Beacons, said: "Building on a long tradition of lighting beacons to mark significant royal celebrations, thousands of beacons will be lit across the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth  They will enable local communities to join together to pay tribute to Her Majesty as part of the official programme of events.

“For the first time, town criers, pipers, buglers and choirs from the UK and the Commonwealth will come together to join in the celebrations in their own individual and special way. It is wonderful to see the range of support for beacon lighting, which will highlight both the diversity and unity of the nation and the Commonwealth. The Queen has lit up our lives for 70 years through her dedicated service and commitment. We would like to light up the nation and the Commonwealth in her honour.”

The timeline is:

·  At 2pm hundreds of town criers and 50 Pearly Kings and Queens will announce a specially-written Proclamation heralding the lighting of the beacons later that day.

·  At 9.35pm local time across the UK and Commonwealth, traditional and Northumbrian pipers and pipe bands will play Diu Regnare, a unique tune specially written for the occasion  by Piper Major, Stuart Liddell, the world’s leading piper.

·  At 9.40pm buglers linked to local beacon lightings across the UK and the capital cities of the Commonwealth will officially announce the lighting of the beacons with a  specially written bugle call, entitled Majesty.

·  Then at 9.45pm exactly local time, and to coincide with the lighting of the beacons, community choirs across all nations will sing Song for the Commonwealth, which has been written and composed by Lucy Keily, from Australia and Vincent Atueyi Chinemelu from Nigeria.

Details of the event and those taking part can be viewed by going to the Guide To Taking Part found at queensjubileebeacons.com

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