Ballykeel Loyal Sons of Ulster Parade - 22/05/10

After a few hours break after Ballysillans parade we headed of to Ballymena.

A hot night with a great turnout of nearly 70 bands. A big well done for such large numbers. I thought last year that it had improved but this year suprassed it completley.

The parade flowed freely all night and it was a good route with plenty of people watching. Bands such as the Mourne Young Defenders, Dunaghy, Pride of the Maine, South Belfast Young Conquerors and the Shankill star to name a few i seen. A band from the South of Ireland attended tonight for the very first time which was great to see.

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

Colour party Drum corp Bass drum

Here is clips of the band in action:
CLIP 1 - CLIP 2 - CLIP 3

Tonight we were awarded:
Joint 3rd Overall band

Our own band paraded tonight with 7 of a colour party, 1 drum major, 17 drummers, 3 bass drummers, 26 flautists and marshalls.

Again the parade was blessed with great weather, the enitre night was a big success. Well done to the Ballykeel LSOU.

John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman