BB Notes: Brass band helps raise the profile

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Congratulations to our near neighbours 25th Stirling (Dunblane) company on their promotion of the BB in the Thistle Centre, Stirling. on September 21 when their 12-strong brass band, formed only four years ago, entertained shoppers.

On September 22, 25 members of the 3rd Falkirk Company (People’s Church) took part in a sponsored hill-walk to the summit of the ‘Munro’ Ben Chonzie, in good autumn sunshine. As part of the national “Growing Bigger, Growing Better” recruitment campaign, 3rd Falkirk has also installed a new sign directing people to their website ( It is on the People’s Church at the top of West Bridge Street.

On September 28, the Junior Section Committee held its first competition of the session at Falkirk St James Church. The Alan Douglas Trophy bears the name of a former Life Boy Leader, who ran a jeweller’s business opposite ‘The ABC Regal’ in Prince’s Street, Falkirk. 
This year eight sections from all over the district took part, involving them in skills including throwing, ball control, memory, words, flags; Playstation and snooker.

After a morning of fun the winners emerged from 1st Denny & Dunipace (Westpark Church). 1st Grangemouth (Abbotgrange Church) was second with 2nd Larbert (Old Church) third. Thanks are due to Jim McLean and his staff from St James.

On Sunday, September 29, 1st Polmont (Brightons Church) held their enrolment service. It was attended by the Battalion President Daniel Green and the Junior Section Efficiency Trophy was presented.