Bo’ness bands celebrates 25 years of concerts

291010  carriden brass band concert at boness town hall
291010 carriden brass band concert at boness town hall

Bo’ness and Carriden Brass Band members are tuning up for their 25th anniversary annual concert next week.

The silver celebrations takes place in Bo’ness Town Hall at 8pm on Friday, November 1.

Host for the evening will be Frank McGarry, one of only three chosen comperes in the history of the concerts.

The others are Douglas Sneddon, ‘‘The Voice of Bo’ness’’, who has been a member of the Children’s Fair Festival executive committee since 1977, and well know local figure Bill Braid.

The first concert was held in Grangemouth Town Hall in 1988 and members of the band range from age seven and upwards.

Although the concerts have been held for only a quarter of a century, the band itself has an illustrious history.

It was founded in 1858 as the Grange Instrumental Band and has the distinction of being one of the oldest brass bands in Scotland. At one time most of the players were miners from the Grange Colliery.

Tickets, priced £6 are available on the door or can be purchased by calling 01506 829479.