Pride of the Raven Parade - 11/09/10

The Pride of the Ravens parade this year was held for the Irish Guards fund which i hear was well supported via the collection tins.

Around 20 bands attended, an average turnout which isnt helped by the football season now rapping on bands doors. Saturday football is a real killer for bands as alot of members do both.

A good dry day with some great bands on show. The Miller Memorial in good tune, Blues and Royals, South Belfast Young Conquerors and the Lisburn YD to name a few. The route of the parade is well known with the only downside being a Saturday afternoon which is hard to get people out watching. It really did feel like an end of season affair. The Ravens record for supporting good causes cannot be matched by anyone, well done lads.

Below is 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 - CLIP 4 - CLIP 5 - CLIP 6 - CLIP 7 - CLIP 8 - CLIP 9 - CLIP 10 - CLIP 11 - CLIP 12

Today we were awarded:
1st Colour Party
2nd Drum Major
2nd Drum Corp
1st Blood and Thunder

Our own band paraded today with 5 of a colour party, 1 drum major, 11 drummers, 3 bass drummers, 21 flautists and marshalls. Earlier on today was the John Hanna memorial parade which we were unable to attend due to football unfortunatley. Today we played ok, we done what we do with a lack of crowds not helping. Thanks to the Raven for the invite and well done in helping the much needed funds of the Irish Guards.

Well done Pride of the Raven!

John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman