The Ranby Bugle

15 November 2023

The Ranby Bugle

Developed and generously donated by former pupil and Army Cadet CUO Executive Officer, Ethan Tsui (OS 2018), the brass bugle was created in an historically appropriate style, commissioned to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Sydney Grammar School’s Cadet Corps and coronation year of His Majesty King Charles III.

On top of the custom-made presentation box made of Australian Blackwood, a gold-plated plaque is beautifully engraved with three different incarnations of the Grammar Cadet Corps badge.

The Grammar Music department arranged for this year’s trumpet music scholar David Ahn (V) to formally play the bugle for the first time at the School’s Remembrance Assembly on Friday 10th November. It is intended that the bugle will be played on significant occasions such as the Anzac Day and Remembrance Day services every year at the School.

Grammar Cadet Corps’ actual founding followed the approval by the NSW Governor on 12 November 1870. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the bugle’s construction and debut was delayed, with the anniversary retroactively acknowledged this year.