Newtownards Volunteer Flute F.B Annual Parade & Competition - 15/09/06

Johnston MemorialBallyhalbertThe band travelled to Newtownards for the NVF’s annual parade with around 20 bands in attendance on a good nice for parading with very favourable weather conditions.

It was a typical end of season parade with less crowds than usual but at least anyone who attended or either being in a band or just a spectator where entertained by all the good show of bands tonight.

Bands like the Pride of the Raven, Newtownards Melody, Newtownards Protestant Boys, William Strain & Lightbody Memorial, Pride of the Hill where all going well tonight, with a lot of bands heading off to other parade its was hard to judge overall but it was a good wee route around Newtownards tonight.

We walked with 16 side drummers, 29 fluters, 2 bass drummers, colour party of 9, 2 cymbal boys and a drum major which was a good solid turnout for one of our last parades of the season.

Below are a selection of photographs of the band in action.

Colour Party Drum Major & Drum Corps Drum Corps Bass Drummer Flute Corps Flute Corps

NPBMonkstownPride of WhitehillThe band where presented with the following awards during lthe parade competition results:
                1st Blood and Thunder Band
                1st Blood and Thunder Bass Drum
                1st Blood and Thunder Drum Corps
                1st Colour Party
                1st Entertaining Band
                1st Style and Appearance
                1st Best Overall Band

Many thanks to the NVF for inviting us to your parade and all the best for over the winter months in preparation for next season.
Steeple DefendersPride of the Hill
John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman

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