History

Brief History

1st Troon Company was formed in 1919 with a 14 strong pipeband and has continued to provide a tune not only for the Company to march to but for many other community and national events. 

The pipe band was asked to lead the Victory Parade in 1945 and a later gift of £150 in 1956 allowed the band to buy much needed new equipment.  Also in 1956 a trumpet band was formed giving 1st Troon two bands!  During the Captaincy of John McKinnon two boys came through the ranks who were to play important roles in the continuing life of the Company.

The first was George Powell who went on to become Captain and is currently (2010) in his 31st year.  It is a testimony to George and his staff that 1st Troon have remained constant at a time when so many others have declined.
 
The other was David Bone who went on to become Band Master and has watched over the development of the band, instilling a love of music which has stayed with many of the boys not only throughout their time in the boys brigade but also in their adult life.  David was awarded the MBE in 2003 for his services to the Scottish Band Committee of the Boys' Brigade.

Following very much in the traditions laid down by his father, Pipe Major Christopher Bone has continued to lead the band and had his first major success being crowned Laphroaig Scottish Champions in 2005.

Season 2012 will go down in history as the most successful season ever.  The band won the Scottish, British and European Championships, were 3rd in Cowal and 4th in the World Championships
finishing the season as runners up in the RSPBA Champion of Champions and thus being promoted to Juvenile Grade. A fantastic achievement for a band running solely on fund raising and donations from the public with a small core of dedicated instructors all of whom give of their time and talents voluntarily.

In 2016 the band was crowned RSPBA World Champions (N/J) - a phenomenal achievement for a wee band from Troon.
In 2018 the band became UK Champions which put the band's name on every Major Championship trophy and completed the set of Major Championship wins for Pipe Major Christopher Bone.