Mr NORTHE (Morwell) — Recently I was pleased to attend a farewell concert for the City of Traralgon Band as it embarks on its Tour of Remembrance around the United Kingdom and France. The tour will see the City of Traralgon Band be the first Australian band to compete at the Whit Friday Brass Band Contests in the UK and perform at services of remembrance on the Western Front battlefields in France. In what will be a most moving event, the band will visit the graves of and pay tribute to many of our local soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice and did not return home. Local businesses and the broader community have shown enormous support for this important initiative, and I am sure band members will represent our region with pride. To Alan Wilson and the hardworking band committee, congratulations on making this wonderful idea come to fruition.