The Boys’ Brigade Combined Mass Pipe Band and Precision Drill Team were invited to perform at the Gardens By The Bay’s first National Day Celebrations. Prior to the performance, the Boys had been working hard at honing their skills and routine for the big day.
On 9 August, The Pipe Band Boys from 8 different Singapore Companies as well as the 9th Singapore Company’s Precision Drill Team assembled at 2.00pm for a final on-site rehearsal. The excitement of the Boys rose when they saw the open-concept stage and the camera crew present.
They were then briefed for the day and held in the holding room where they were given time to fine tune and conduct their own self-directed practices. After a very early dinner, the two teams conducted one final run through of their performances.
The crowd that gathered were very enthusiastic! Some family members and friends of the Boys also turned up to show their support! The Boys’ dazzled the audience with their stunning performance.
By the end of the performance, the Boys represented The Boys’ Brigade by leading the National pledge, timed perfectly in synchronisation with the National Day Performance’s pledge taking ceremony.
It was indeed a momentous event that the Boys and the audience would remember for a long time.