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Boys’ Brigade

2020 Boys Brigade

 

 

About the Boys Brigade (BB)
Ever wanted to do sports, play instruments, build resistance and give back to the community? The Raffles Institution Boys' Brigade (RIBB) is just for you! The Raffles Institution Boys’ Brigade (60th Company) seeks to develop Boys’ holistically. Activities such as Band, Blaze [adventure race] and Community Service help to accomplish this. The range of programmes develop the Boys’ characters, physical fitness and discipline! Furthermore, there are various exciting opportunities for Boys to represent the school in competitions to help them achieve their fullest potential. Some of these opportunities include the Boys’ Brigade Blaze, Cluster Drill Competition, Character Quest and Singapore-South East Asia Pipes and Drums Championships. 

Annual Parade APR
Every year in August, the 60th Company will hold its Annual Parade (APR) to celebrate its achievements with the wider 60th family. In the weeks leading up to the APR, the Boys will go through rigorous rehearsal sessions to ensure that every aspect of the parade is performed at its best, especially drill. Distinguished guests to the event would include the Alumni and our Boys’ parents. Their presence also allows us to foster deeper relationships with our Alumni, and to recognise the progress of every Boy in the Company. The Year 1s also receive their first promotion to the rank of Private, and their parents are invited to celebrate the milestone. The APR is also a significant milestone for the Year 3s and 4s, as the Year 4s hand over the leadership baton to the Year 3s.  In addition, the 60th Band would play classical Scottish tunes to showcase their melodies to our Alumni and Parents! 

Band
Band is a core aspect of the Boys’ Brigade (BB). It is a rarity to find the Pipes and Drums in Singapore. The Bagpipe Band not only allows Boys to pick up a unique instrument (no musical background required!), but also be part of a family where the bandsmen practise, compete, and most importantly have fun together. Due to the patience and kindness of the instructors and friendliness of the seniors, the Band has done consistently well in competitions and performances. All in all, as a cornerstone of the Boys’ Brigade, the Band has been a memorable part of many Boys’ BB experience.

Blaze
Boys Brigade (BB) Blaze is a 40km endurance race across Singapore that incorporates sports such as cycling, rafting, abseiling, rockclimbing and archery. It is an avenue for Boys to not only get to know their fellow CCA mates, but for them to grow and develop in their character. Through the various hikes and training sessions, Boys have learnt to become more resilient, and are given the opportunity to step beyond their comfort zones, such as through leading a team in the competition together. Blaze has built a family that we are all proud to be a part of. This is a family that will continue to support each other outside of Blaze or BB.

BB Community Involvement Programmes (CIP)
We have a variety of CIPs annually, namely BB Week, BB Cares and BB Share-a-Gift (BBSG) deliveries.  BB Week is an annual fund-raising event held across the Boys Brigade Companies in Singapore that would last for roughly a month, and has usually been held in March. BB Cares is a partnership with a Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWO) that is student-initiated, -organised and –implemented. The students have worked with both children and elderly over the years. For BBSG deliveries, the students support BBHQ by delivering food hampers to elderly residents living in rental flats or low-income neighbourhoods.

 

2019 Pipes and Drums Festival 2 2019 Pipes and Drums Festival 1
2019 Pipes and Drums Festival 2019 Pipes and Drums Festival
2019 Blaze competition group photo Blaze Kayaking 2018 - 2
2019 Blaze Competition 2018 Blaze Kayaking Course

 

 

 

 

 


Training Schedule



Mondays & Wednesdays 
(4pm to 6.30pm) 
Year 1s end at 6pm for Semester 1

Fridays
(4pm to 6pm)

 


Teacher Mentors



Mr Timothy Song 
Ms Isabella Ow
Mr Goh Wee Kiat
Mr Tan Xiang Yeow

Achievements & Highlights



Founder’s Award Recipients 2020
Eight Year 4 Boys’ Brigade (BB) Boys received the Founder’s Award from BBHQ this year. This award is the highest and most honourable award that a BB Boy can attain in the Seniors’ Programme (Y1-4) - WO Bin Jing Zhi Daniel, Htut Myat Min, Joshua Tung, Koh Cheng Yang, Ko Rong Sheng Matthias, Law Shao Yi, Lu Binyan Bryan,  Pu Yu, Wee Shin Yang Aaron, SSG Law Shao Yi and Ng Yu Hang.


JM Fraser Award for Excellence – GOLD

The 60th BB Company at Raffles Institution was awarded the JM Fraser GOLD award for 2019. The criteria for this award are designed to evaluate the effectiveness of BB companies in running a well-balanced programme.


Annual December Camp 2019

Comprised activities which includes Delivering of BBSG hampers between Bedok and Toa Payoh and a Company Christmas Dinner.


Boys’ Brigade Character Quest 2019

One of our four teams that competed placed 4th.

Boys’ Brigade Cares 2019
Held two activity days with The Society for the Aged Sick in August 2019.



Boys’ Brigade HQ Pipes and Drums Festival 2019

  • Emerged 1st runner up in both the BB and Open Categories
  • Ethan Wu emerged as Champion for both Pipes Senior Category Event 1 and Event 2
  • Daniel Chee placed 2nd for Solo Piping Senior Category Event 2
  • Jefferson Tan placed 3rd for Pipes Senior Category Event 2
  • Ong Tsz Cong placed 4th for Pipes Junior Category Event 1 and 5th for Pipes Junior Category Event 2
  • Zachary Paik placed 2nd for Pipes Junior Category Event 1
  • Jaden Charles emerged Champion for Solo Drumming Senior Both Events
  • Bryan Lu placed 2nd for Snare Drums Senior Event 1 and Event 2


Singapore – SEA Pipe Band Competition 2019
Overall Champion, Juvenile Category


Boys Brigade Blaze Competition 2019

1 team emerged Champions and another came in at 5th place.

  • Champion Team: Seth Ong, Joel Tan, Jaden Lim and Daniel Chee
  • 5th Place Team: Kylle Young, Ethan Wu, Htut Myat Min, Nathaniel Siew and Zachary Koi.

 

 

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