The band made the long journey up to Coleraine tonight to support the Freeman Memorial.
As you can usually guess we were the last band to arrive and to be honest there wasnt to many people spectating around the time we paraded. I had spoke to various people and i was assured that earlier in the parade the crowds in the town centre where large in numbers out to watch the many bands that attended, being 53 in total including the hosts.
My parade report is mixed as i am adding other peoples accounts on the nights parade. I didnt see to many bands, those that i did see included Drumderg Loyalists who where coming over the bridge facing us, large in numbers and playing to a high standard as where the Rising Sons East Belfast who i also seen. They had a small and young membership and played well. Other bands on show tonight where South Belfast Young Conquerors, Dunamoney, Pride of the Maine, Drumaheagles, Crown Defenders Cloughmills and Dunaghey. A large turnout of local bands on parade. As i said, i didnt see much of the parade personally so the report is shortend to suit.
Tonight my own band walked with 5 flags, 16 drummers, 2 bass drummers, 34 flautists and marshalls. A good turnout of members making the trip to Coleraine. By our standards we played ok, new members and new tunes are starting to get better as the weeks go on.
Below are a selection of photographs of the band in action. (Thanks to Ally D)