In keeping with the tradition of brass bands visiting The Island, the Boys Brigade brass band marched around The Island last night. A bit of googling reveals that Boys Brigade is an interdenominational youth organization first founded in Scotland in 1883. There are chapters throughout the world, including Great Brak River. The name is a bit of a misnomer, as there are both boys and girls in the band these days. They were fundraising for a trip to Durban in 2015. I spoke with a few of the kids who were collecting funds while the others were playing - they were all well-spoken and enthusiastic, telling me they played the trumpet, the saxophone or the drums. I also spoke with one of the adult leaders who told me they had other trips planned, including to Johannesburg. I took some very poor photos in the dark, as you'll see (I have yet to discover my strong suit in this life of mine - clearly photography isn't one of them...). One of the talented youngsters playing the drums was not much more than 3' tall! Anyway ,it was great to see!
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