Pride of the Raven Parade - 12/09/09

This was the 2nd parade today for our band. After paradeing the John Hanna memorial parade we made the short trip back over the city to attend.

Good crowds around the Orange Hall and there seemed to be a better turnout of bands. The parade was well under way by the time we arrived. I seen the Shankill Road Defenders heading out playing very well as were the Millar Memorial and Tullycarnet. The route itself followed its usual course along the Beersbridge road and Bloomfield avenue. Then along the Netownards road to finish at the Orange hall.

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

Colour party Drum corp Bass drum

Here is clips of the band in action:

Tonight we were awarded:
2nd Colour party
1st Blood & Thunder drumcorp
2nd Bass drummer
1st Large Blood & Thunder
3rd Overall band

We paraded with 4 of a colour party, 11 drummers, 3 bass drummers, 25 flautists and marshalls.

The parade, hosted by Pride of the Raven raises money for charity every year and almost 100,000 has been donated by them. A great achievement by any standards.

Well done Pride of the Raven

John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman