Donaghadee Fusiliers F.B Annual Parade & Competition - 19/05/06

Pride of DonaghadeeThe band travelled to the host bands annual parade and competition and the route this year was slightly different to previous years but I suppose in a small seaside town these is so much you can do to change the route entirely.

bands that I managed to see on the night where Son of Ulster Shankill Road, Pride of the Hill, Clogher Protestant Boys, Ballyhalbert, Defenders of the Rock and the Pride of the Shankill. All the bands seemed to play well on the short stint I seen them.

In previous years the weather at this parade has never been kind to the bandsmen and spectators and on the night it turned out to be its usual wet, cold and windy night, just a typical night at the Dee some may say.

I must give credit to all the bands for their big turnouts and playing to a high standard with good crowds in parts cheering them all on. As per usual the Blue Bag Brigade were on show and I hope they didnít cause havoc as in pervious years thereís always been a spot of bother with them.

Our own band walked with 17 side drummers, 31 fluters, 2 bass drummers, colour party of 6, 5 cymbal boys, 2 marshals and a drum major. So a good turnout from the band and many thanks to all members for attending.

Below are a selection of photographs and video clips of the band in action.

Colour Party Drum Corps Flute Corps Colour Party Drum Corps Flute Corps

Clip 1, Clip 2, Clip 3, Clip 4 & Clip 5

Goldspring True DefendersThe band where presented with the following awards during last nights parade competition results:
                2nd Blood and Thunder Band
                2nd Colour Party
                2nd Style and Appearance
                3rd Blood and Thunder Drum Corps

On the night we played in my view the best performance to date this year. Marching and overall discipline was first class and the flag party also put in a solid performance and led the band at a better and sharper pace.

John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman

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