Brass band hits high notes

Bo'ness & Carriden Brass Band
Bo'ness & Carriden Brass Band
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Bo’ness and Carriden Brass Band take to the stage once more for their ever-popular annual concert extravaganza.

The band, under the baton of Charlie Farren, has set an entertaining programme of modern and traditional music for an evening to remember.

Supporting the main band for the first time this year will be the junior band. This is set to be a concert not to be missed, and will be a memorable occasion for these talented young musicians.

The band, now a registered charity, maintains strong connections in the town playing regularly at various fundraising and community events as well as the Bo’ness Children’s Fair Festival.

The senior band rehearse in Bo’ness twice per week and many of the players and their families are still residents of Bo’ness.

They got their season off to a fantastic start at the Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy on Saturday, September 28 when they won six trophies including best March, Best Hymn Tune and the overall contest winners.

The 26th Annual Concert takes place on October 24 in Bo’ness Town Hall and the band are offering three family tickets for the event in this week’s competition.

Question - What makes the trombone different to any other instrument within a brass band?

Send your entry on a postcard or envelope to: Journal and Gazette, Unit 4a Gateway Business Park, Beancross Road, Grangemouth, by Tuesday, October 14, or drop it into our postboxes at Taste, Linlithgow or Bo’ness Library.