Kinallen Parade - 28/05/10

For the second time in a matter of weeks we headed to Dromore. Good weather prevailed and 40 bands turned up to support the host band. Around the square as always good crowds out to support the bands on parade. The best part of the route is the back road where most bands try new tunes.

The Mourne Young Defenders were in good tune tonight as were Drumderg Loyalists. A new band on show tonight called the Lisburn Protestant Boys. Its the first time ive seen them and have to say a big well done on the progress they have made in such a short period of time. Clogher Protestant Boys, Pride of the Hill, Kilcluney and the vastly improved Downshire Guiding Star all going well. The Ulster Grenadiers and the Skeogh FB both playing to a really high standard. It was good to see the Inch band in a new uniform tonight which made a huge difference, well done lads.

Very quiet in Dromore tonight, nothing really exciting to report. Maybe a bit more relaxed than recent weeks but a good parade all the same. I am sure as the season gets closer to the 12th bands will start to pull better turnouts with crowds also improving.

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

Colour party Drum corp Flute Corp

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

Our own band paraded with 4 of a colour party, 1 drum major, 17 drummers, 2 bass drummers, 30 flautists and marshalls. We played ok. A big mention must go to our bass drummer Chris snr who heads of to the Army for a tour of duty, today was his last outdoor parade and the band want to wish him well and safe home.

Well done Kinallen.

John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman