Clogher Protestant Boys Parade - 7/08/10

The band made the trip to Warringstown on a good warm night.

A total of 68 bands took park in the parade. The village was packed in places as bands made their way up and down the Village. Downshire Guiding Star, Pride of the Maine, Pride of the Hill Rathfriland, Drumderg Loyalists, Kilcluney Volunteers, Portadown Defenders, UVF Regimental band, Fifes and Drums, Shankill star along with many more out in force tonight. The parade was very well marshalled.

The blow out part of the route is always a talking point and im sure many bands done their best to take the bragging rights home with them.

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 - CLIP 4 - CLIP 5 - CLIP 6 - CLIP 7 - CLIP 8

Tonight we were awarded:
1st Bass drummer
1st B&T Drum corp
1st Blood and Thunder
1st Best Overall

Tonight out own band paraded with 5 of a colour party, 2 drum majors, 16 drummers, 3 bass drummers, 26 flautists and marshalls. I thought we started off on fire, then the bass drum skin busted and we seemed under par for a while after. The blow out section picked it up again with our bass drummers on the money. The band captain took a brave decision tonight calling 3 new tunes, 2 while passing other bands. We done very well with the flutes being solid throughout. One of the tunes named Willie McBride will be a smasher in weeks to come.

Well done Clogher Protestant Boys.

John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman