Cr Mary Couros will tonight ask the council to back her plan for buglers, as well as other musicians, to be stationed at “strategic points” throughout the city and North Adelaide to sound the Last Post, as well as perform other RSL-approved music, on April 25.
Dawn services have been banned and the city’s traditional Anzac Day parade cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, Cr Couros hoped the council would back her plan to mark the occasion.
“I would say in excess of 20 (musicians) at least. To have the impact you’d need at least 20 to 30, if not more,” Cr Couros said.
“To have one or two won’t create the impact.
“We really want to have a substantial amount throughout the city.”
She suggested buglers and pipers be stationed at key locations such as 88 O’Connell St and Wellington Square.
“All the spots,” she said.
“I would love to have the pipes played at Adelaide Town Hall as well, on the balcony.”
She said it was important the council and the community honoured the Anzacs despite COVID-19 restrictions.
“We can’t march, we can’t do what we normally do due to isolation, but it doesn’t mean we stop honouring our Anzacs,” she said
“It’s a great uplifting thing to do, why not?
“We don’t know how long we’ll be like this … but it doesn’t mean we need to stop. We just have to do things differently.”
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If the plan was approved and successfully implemented, the council could expand the idea for other important days, milestones and celebrations.
“It could pave the way for a lot more other things we could be doing in the city during this time of isolation,” Cr Couros said.
“We are all in this together, we need to come together and not forget that life goes on.
“We need to give our morale a boost … (to remember) we will get out of this and we will be fine.”
Adelaide City Council is due to consider the proposal at its meeting tonight.