Site Updates/News


27/09/08 - Massive Parade Reports Update

A massive update of parade reports from the following events have been added to the Parade List 2008 section of the site.

The parades are: Lambeg Orange & Blue, South Down Defenders, Liverpool Volunteers, Brian Robinson Memorial Parade, Downshire Guiding Star, John Hanna Memorial Parade, Pride of the Raven, Robert Graham Memorial, Whitewell Defenders & Pride of the Shore.

Unfortunately these reports do not include any photographs.

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04/08/08 - Clogher Protestant Boys FB Parade Report

Report from the recent Clogher Protestant Boys FB parade has been added to the Parade List 2008 section of the site.

Unfortunately this report does not include any photographs from the event being held in Waringstown.

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04/08/08 - Mourne Young Defenders FB Parade Report

Report from the recent Mourne Young Defenders FB parade has been added to the Parade List 2008 section of the site.

Unfortunately this report does not include any photographs from the event being held in Kilkeel.

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27/07/08 - Bessbrook True Blues FB Parade Report

Report from the recent Bessbrook True Blues FB parade has been added to the Parade List 2008 section of the site.

Unfortunately this report does not include any photographs from the event being held in Bessbrook, County Armagh.

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21/07/08 - Goldsprings True Defenders FB Parade Report

Report from the recent Goldsprings True Defenders FB parade has been added to the Parade List 2008 section of the site.

Unfortunately this report does not include any photographs from the event being held in Comber, County Down.

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20/07/08 - Derryloran Boyne Defenders FB Parade Report

Report from the recent Derryloran Boyne Defenders FB parade has been added to the Parade List 2008 section of the site.

The report includes a photographs from the event being held in Cookstown.

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19/07/08 - Website Banner Compeition

Here's a wee competition for all you budding graphic designers!

As you know the band's forum has taken a revamp so now its time for the website to do so; thus I’m going to hold a wee competition for people to make new banners for the top and bottom of the website.

Below are the banner blank templates all you guys have to do is make a montage of photos of the band in our new uniform; text shall be added by myself. Please send all your entries to webmaster@ebpbfb.co.uk.

TOP BANNER & BOTTOM BANNER

Once we have a few entries I’ll post them onto the Official Forum which a vote will take place to see whose entry is the best as voted by the forum members. A prize shall be sorted out for the winner for their time and effort on this project!

Good luck....

Philip
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Webmaster

If you have not registered for our free online forum then please do so by visiting the following link: Forum Register.


15/07/08 - Twelfth Parade/Annual Boyne Commemerations Parade Report

Report from this years Twelfth Parade/Annual Boyne Commemerations parade has been added to the Parade List 2008 section of the site.

The report includes a photographs from the event being held in Belfast.

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05/07/07 - Annual Somme Parade Report

Report from East Belfasts Annual Somme Parade has been added to the Parade Reports 2008 section of the site.

Report is from the event being held in East Belfast.

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06/05/07 - Sons of Ulster Report

Report from last nights Sons of Ulster annual parade and competition has been added to the Parade Reports 2007 section of the site.

Report is from the event being held on the Shankill Road.

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29/04/07 - Pride of the Hill Report

Report from last nights Pride of the Hills annual parade and competition has been added to the Parade Reports 2007 section of the site.

Report is from the event being held in Glengormley.

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27/04/07 - CD & DVD Launch Night

Report from last nights CD and DVD alunch night has been added to the Parade Reports 2007 section of the site.

Report is from the event being held in the Con Club. Many thanks to everyone whom attended the event and we hope you all enjoy the new CD and DVD!

The CD and DVD are both £10 each and they can only be purchased from the Union Jack Shop.

John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman


25/04/07 - Guestbook Removed

Due to recent inexcusable remarks towards East Belfast Protestant Boys and other Loyalist bands with have decided to close down our guestbook which has been used by many loyalists to pass on messages of support to the band and also off our great band scene.

Recently this guestbook and many others like it has been getting remarks from people whom seem to want to stir trouble between bands have started their antics prior to the marching season starting.

Loyalists should be sticking together in the fight against the Republican propaganda machine and not against each other, the band scene has been growing immensely over the past number of years.

We all should be celebrating the fact that bands are forming all over the country and indeed many bands numbers are growing weekly and thus enables bands to continue promoting our loyalist culture on our Queens highways of Ulster.

It’s a pity that a few people want to drag the name of our culture down and it’s a pity it’s the people within our own communities.

Where our music is welcomed, we shall play it loud, where our music is not welcomed, we shall play it louder!

John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman


21/04/07 - Monkstown YCV BotB Final Report

Report from last nights Monkstown YCV Battle of the Bands Grand Final indoor competition has been added to the Parade Reports 2007 section of the site.

Report is from the event being held in the Monkstown Club.

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19/04/07 - Celebrating 40 Years on the Road!

East Belfast Protestant Boys FB invites you to the launch of both the ‘Battle of the Bands 2007 DVD’ and our new ‘Live and Direct CD’.

The launch will take place on Thursday 26th April 2007 in the Con Club, Newtownards Road at 8:30pm.

The Prod Boys would like to thank all those people who helped in anyway with the Heats and Grand Final of the Battle of the Bands event. It was an outstanding success and enjoyed by several hundred people on each of the 5 competing nights.

We hope that you will be able to attend the event and please feel free to bring along some guest with you to enjoy the nights events. Please note that there shall be a light finger buffet available.

Regards,

John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman


18/03/07 - Battle of the Bands 2007: Grand Final Report

Report from last nights Battle of the Bands 2007: Grand Final indoor competition has been added to the Battle of the Bands section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs from the event being held in the Con Club, East Belfast

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17/03/07 - Monkstown YCV BotB Heat 2 Report

Report from last nights Monkstown YCV Battle of the Bands Heat 2 indoor competition has been added to the Parade Reports 2007 section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs from the event being held in the Monkstown Club.

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08/03/06 - Annual Parade & Competition Date Announced

We are please to confirm that this years Annual Band Parade & Competition will be held on....

>>> Saturday 12th May <<<

Please go to the Annual Parade section for further details about this parade.


25/02/07 - Battle of the Bands 2007: Heat 4 Report

Report from last nights Battle of the Bands 2007: Heat 4 indoor competition has been added to the Battle of the Bands section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs from the event being held in the Con Club, East Belfast

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25/02/07 - Battle of the Bands 2007: Heat 3 Report

Report from last nights Battle of the Bands 2007: Heat 3 indoor competition has been added to the Battle of the Bands section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs from the event being held in the Con Club, East Belfast

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19/02/07 - Battle of the Bands 2007: Heat 2 Report

Report from last nights Battle of the Bands 2007: Heat 2 indoor competition has been added to the Battle of the Bands section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs from the event being held in the Con Club, East Belfast

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11/02/07 - Battle of the Bands 2007: Heat 1 Report

Report from last nights Battle of the Bands 2007: Heat 1 indoor competition has been added to the Battle of the Bands section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs from the event being held in the Con Club, East Belfast

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BotB Heats28/01/07 - Battle of the Bands 2007 - Heat Line-ups

We are pleased to announce the Battle of the Bands 2007 Heat Line-ups, to view them please click the image to the right.

Due to unforeseen circumstances with the venue the initial week of the event 3rd February has been cancelled. So now the event starts on the 10th February, any bands that where to participate have been notified of their new date.

Places are still available for Heat 1 (10th Feb), Heat 2 (17th Feb) & Heat 3 (24th Feb). If your band would like to participate in any of these Heats then please contact John Keenan via 028 9059 2909.

We would like to wish all the bands the best of luck for the event, to find our more about the Battle of the Bands 2007 event please click HERE.


DAVID ERVINE 1953-2007 - R.I.P.08/01/07 - David Ervine Bereavement

On behalf of East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band we are saddened to hear of the death of volunteer David Ervine.

David was taken to hospital after suffering a heart attack at his home on Sunday 7th January. He later had a stroke and a brain haemorrhage. In a statement on Monday afternoon, his family said he had "passed away quietly with peace and dignity".

David was the lead of the Progressive Unionist Party and they shortly released this comment: "Unionism has lost the most progressive voice of this generation. Politics has lost a statesman. Our peace process has lost its most optimistic advocate and Ulster has lost a devoted son".

David was a true loyalist and good friend of our band. He will be greatly missed by everyone in the Loyalist communality and especially by the people of East Belfast.

The funeral of this great man shall take place on Friday, with details to be released by the family in the forthcoming days.

DAVID ERVINE 1953-2007
REST IN PEACE
FOR GOD AND ULSTER!

01/01/07 - Band Member Announcement

Band members are reminded that band practice resumes on Monday 8th January 2007. We urge all current members to attend practice every week as this is a big year for the band and we want utmost attention from all members.

In a few months time the loyalist marching season will be in full swing so this time of the year is very important to all bands and all members are encouraged to attend all band practices on Monday and Wednesday nights.

If anyone is interested in joining the band then please come along to the EBPB band hall on either Monday or Wednesday night where you can speak to the band chairman John Keenan a.k.a China.


21/12/06 - Website is 2 years old today!

We are glad to say the official website of the East Belfast Protestant Boys flute band has been online now for exactly 2 years!

With over 195,000 visits we are overwhelmed with the interest in the website and we would like to thank everyone for their kind words about the quality of the site.

With next season being the bands 40th anniversary this will be a very great year for the band and we hope to share every moment with you by providing a service of up-to-date reports, photographs and video footage form parades that the band attend.

Many thanks again to all our visitors and I am very grateful for your support and comments relating to the website.

Philip
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Webmaster


10/12/06 - Battle of the Bands 2007

Battle of the Bands 2007We are pleased to announce that the East Belfast Protestant Boys are holding 'Battle of the Bands 2007' indoor event throughout the months of February & March of 2007.

We can confirm that the below dates shall be used for the competition:

HEAT 1 – Saturday 3rd February 2007
HEAT 2 – Saturday 10th February 2007
HEAT 3 – Saturday 17th February 2007
HEAT 4 – Saturday 24th February 2007
HEAT 5 – Saturday 3rd March 2007
GRAND FINAL – Saturday 17th March 2007

All playing band members will be charged £3.00 entrance and non-playing members & visitors will be charged £5.00 entrance fee.

The heats will be all on Saturday nights starting at 7:30PM sharp as to accommodate the expected large numbers attending this event.

If you think your band is up for this event please contact CHINA via 028 90 592909. Or send contact details to webmaster@ebpbfb.co.uk.

Anymore developments with the event will be posted here first!

Good luck to all those who apply for the event.

John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman


19/11/06 - Pride of the Hill - Battle of the Counties - Grand Final

Report from last nights Pride of the Hill - Battle of the Counties - Grand Final indoor competition has been added to the Indoor Events section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the event being held in the Cottonmount Arms (Mallusk).

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05/11/06 - Pride of the Hill - Battle of the Counties - Belfast Heat

Report from last nights Pride of the Hill - Battle of the Counties - Belfast Heat indoor competition has been added to the Indoor Events section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the event being held in the Cottonmount Arms (Mallusk).

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24/09/06 - Founder Member Bereavement

It is with deepest regret that we have to inform our band members of past and present and indeed our fellow loyalists that a founder member of the Prod boys died last Thursday.

Roy Spiers passed away after his long battle with cancer, he was one of the old school and without men like him and our band would not exist today.

Roy’s funeral will take place on Monday 25th September at 10am. Our entire thoughts are with the family.

Rest in peace Roy.

John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman


24/09/06 - Crimson Stars Report

Reports from Saturday Crimson Stars parade has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The report includes a few photographs from the event being held in East Belfast.

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19/09/06 - Castlederg Young Loyalists Report

Reports from Saturday nights Castlederg Young Loyalists parade has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The report includes a few photographs from the event being held in Castlederg.

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19/09/06 - Thomas McDonald's Memorial Parade Report

The report from Saturdays Thomas McDonald Memorial parade has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The report includes a few photographs from the event being held in North Belfast.

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17/09/06 - Newtownards Volunteer Flute Report

Reports from Friday nights Newtownards Volunteer Flute's parade has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The report includes a few photographs from the event being held in Newtownards.

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11/09/06 - Pride of the Raven Report

Reports from Saturdays Pride of the Raven's parade has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The report includes a few photographs from the event being held in East Belfast.

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10/09/06 - Downshire Guiding Star Report

Reports from Friday nights Downshire Guiding Star's parade has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The report includes a few photographs and video clips from the event being held in Banbridge.

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05/09/06 - Parade Reports of the parades held on 1st & 2nd September

Reports from Friday nights Monkstown YCV/Liverpool Volunteers & Ulster Grenadiers parades have been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site. These reports includes a few photographs from the events being held in Monkstown & Carrick.

Reports from Saturdays Brian Robinson Memorial Parade & Fife and Drums parades have been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site. These reports includes a few photographs from the events being held in West & North Belfast.

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26/08/06 - South Down Defenders Parade

All of the committee and band members from the East Belfast Protestant Boys would like to offer their sincere apologies to the South Down Defenders Flute Band from Newry on not being able to attend their annual parade and competition last night (25th August).

We where on route when our bus broke down on the M1 and our new bus company could not arrange for a new bus to take us to the parade; we are truly annoyed of these unhelpful actions by our bus company.

If any senior members of the SDD would like to make contact with the band then please contact me via 028 9059 2909. Once again we can only offer our apologies but it was a matter that was out of our hands.

John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman


22/08/06 - Drumnaheagles Young Defenders Report

Reports from Saturday nights Drumnaheagles Young Defenders parade has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The report includes a few photographs from the event being held in Ballymoney.

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20/08/06 - Rising Sons Report

Reports from Saturdays Rising Sons parade has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The report includes a few photographs from the event being held in East Belfast.

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19/08/06 - Ballymaconnelly Sons of Conquerors Report

Report from last nights Ballymaconnelly Sons of Conquerors parade has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The report includes a few photographs and video clips from the event being held in Rasharkin.

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08/08/06 - Red Hand Defenders Report

Report from last nights Red Hand Defenders parade has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The report includes a few photographs from the event being held in Downpatrick.

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01/08/06 - Mourne Young Defenders & Clogher Protestant Boys Parade Reports

Reports from Mourne Young Defenders & Clogher Protestant Boys parades have been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The reports include photographs from the parades being held in Kilkeel & Waringstown.

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01/08/06 - Bessbrook True Blues & Defenders of the Rock Parade Reports

Reports from Bessbrook True Blues & Defenders of the Rock parades have been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The reports include photographs from the parades being held in Bessbrook & Lisbellaw.

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27/07/06 - Blair Memorial & East Bank Protestant Boys Parade Reports

Report from Blair Memorial & East Bank Protestant Boys parades have been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The reports include photographs from the parades being held in Omagh & Londonderry.

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14/07/06 - Twelfth Parade/Annual Boyne Commemerations Parade Report

Report from this years Twelfth Parade/Annual Boyne Commemerations parade has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The report includes a photographs and video clips from the event being held in Belfast.

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08/07/06 - Ballyhalbert Parade Report

Report from last nights Ballyhalbert parade has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The report includes a few photographs from the event being held in Ballyhalbert.

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02/07/06 - Annual Somme Parade Report

Report from last nights 90th Anniversary Parade of the Battle of the Somme has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The report includes a few photographs from the event being held in East Belfast.

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02/07/06 - Laganside Cultural Society Mural Dedication Report

Report from Friday nights Laganside Cultural Society Mural Dedication has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The report includes a few photographs from the event being held in East Belfast.

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27/06/06 - Ballymoughan Purple Guards Parade Report

Report from last Saturdays Ballymoughan Purple Guards parade has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The report includes a few photographs and video clips from the event being held in Magherafelt.

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25/06/06 - East Belfast Historical and Cultural Society Memorial Parade Report

Report from Fridays East Belfast Historical and Cultural Society Memorial parade has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The report includes a few photographs from the event being held in East Belfast.

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18/06/06 - Drumderg Loyalists Parade Report

Report from Fridays Drumderg Loyalists annual parade has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The report includes a few photographs from the event being held in Keady.

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14/06/06 - Armagh True Blues Parade Report

Report from last Saturdays Armagh True Blues annual parade has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The report includes a few photographs from the event being held in Armagh.

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14/06/06 - UVF Regimental Band Parade Report

Report from last Saturdays UVF Regimental Band's annual parade has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The report includes a few photographs from the event being held in East Belfast.

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14/06/06 - Pride of the Hill Parade Report

Report from last Fridays Pride of the Hill's annual parade has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The report includes a few photographs and video clips from the event being held in Rathfriland.

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09/06/06 - EBPB Membership

As a band we are always on the look out for new members and currently looking for new members for the Flute Corps.

If you are an experienced fluter or indeed a novice and would like to become a member of one of Ulster’s elite bands then please come along to our band practice and speak to the band Chairman John Keenan a.k.a China.

Band practices are on Monday and Wednesday nights and if you would like to get in prior contact with the chairman email him via china@ebpbfb.co.uk or telephone (028) 9059 2909.


04/06/06 - Upper Fall Protestant Boys Parade Report

Report from Saturdays Upper Fall Protestant Boys annual parade has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The report includes a few photographs and video clips from the event being held in Suffolk.

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04/06/06 - Kilcluney Volunteers Parade Report

Report from Friday nights Kilcluney Volunteers annual parade has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The report includes a few photographs and video clips from the event being held in Markethill.

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28/05/06 - Kinallen Parade Report

Report from Friday nights Kinallen annual parade has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The report includes a few photographs and video clips from the event being held in Dromore.

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21/05/06 - Ballykeel Loyal Sons of Ulster Parade Report

Report from last nights Ballykeel Loyal Sons of Ulster annual parade has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The report includes a few photographs and video clips from the event being held in Ballymena.

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21/05/06 - Donaghadee Fusiliers Parade Report

Report from Friday nights Donaghadee Fusiliers annual parade has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The report includes a few photographs and video clips from the event being held in Donaghadee.

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16/05/06 - EBPB Annual Parade & Competition Report

Report from Friday nights Pride of Knockmore annual parade has been added to the Annual Parade section of the site.

Sorry for the delay in this being put onto the site but as everyone knows it takes a lot of time an effort to organise a parade so we all took a well deserved rest for a day or so.

The report includes photographs of every single band in attendance and an extensive amount of video clips that lasts for over 50-minutes from the entire event being held in the streets of our home area of East Belfast.

We would like to thank everyone who attended the event for their support and we are truly grateful for the great attendance of bands on this bad weekend due to major sporting events being held on the same day.

John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman


15/05/06 - Pride of Knockmore Parade Report

Report from Friday nights Pride of Knockmore annual parade has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

The report includes a few photographs and video clips from the event being held in Lisburn.

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Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us14/05/06 - EBPB Annual Parade Results

Click the image to the right to see a full list of Competition results from the annual East Belfast Protestant Boys parade that was held last night.

A full report of the event will be online in a few days time and certainly will be worth waiting for. So please do keep on checking up on the site for the report.

At present there are Video Clips on our Online Forum of the bands who attended the parade. So please sign up for the forum and view these to your hearts content.

Many thanks to all the 45 Bands & the vast amount of spectators that came and supported our event.


09/05/06 - Somme Memorial & Sons of Ulster Parade Reports

Reports from Friday nights Somme Memorial parade and Saturdays Sons of Ulster annual parade have been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

Reports includes a few photographs and video clips from the events being held in Belfast City Centre and the Shankill Road.

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30/04/06 - Freemand Memorial Parade Report

Report from Friday nights Freeman Memorial's annual parade has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the event being held in Coleraine.

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20/04/06 - Battle of the Bands DVD Launch Night Report

Report from Thursday nights Battle of the Band DVD Launch Night has been added to the Indoor Events Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs from the event being held in the Con Club, East Belfast.

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14/04/06 - Monkstown YCV Parade Report

Report from last Friday nights Monkstown YCV's annual parade has been added to the Parade List 2006 section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs afrom the event being held in Monkstown.

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19/03/06 - Battle of the Bands 2006: GRAND FINAL Report

Report from last nights Battle of the Bands 2006: GRAND FINAL indoor competition has been added to the Battle of the Bands section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the event being held in the Con Club, East Belfast

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17/03/06 - Battle of the Bands 2006: GRAND FINAL!!!

This Saturday sees the band playing in Newtownards for the Newtownards Melody FB - Cultural Day, the band shall be one of the first of the day to play and are expected on around 2:00PM.

Then that night its the GRAND FINAL of our own 'Battle of the Bands' indoor event at the Con Club, This shall prove to be a very hotly contested final with each of the individual Heat winners battling out for the £1,000 prize money! The 4 bands are:

Drumaheagles Young Defenders, Ballymoney
Ulster Grenadiers, Carrickfergus
Ballykeel Loyal Sons of Ulster, Ballymena
UVF Regimental Band, East Belfast

We hope to see you at both events and please remember to get to the Con Club early as this will be a sell out!!! The best of luck to all of the competing bands and let the best band win.

To see the latest reports added to the Battle of the Bands section.


12/03/06 - North Ulster Regimental Bands Association Report

Report from last nights North Ulster Regimental Bands Associations indoor competition has been added to the Indoor Events Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clip from the event being held in the Bentley (Knockloughrim).

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09/03/06 - Bands First Outing of 2006

Just to let everyone know that this weekend sees the bands first outing of 2006, the band shall be attending the North Ulster Regimental Bands Association in association with the Bentley Nightclub for a Battle of the Bands competition on Saturday 11th March.

This is going to be a good event and from the line-up that i have seen its going to be a very good event, if you are thinking of attending this event we have a bus leaving our band hall at 4:30PM and shall be returning before 9:00PM.

All visitors are welcome but to make sure you get a seat please contact myself on 028 9059 2909.

John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman


05/03/06 - Battle of the Bands 2006: Heat 4 Report

Report from last nights Battle of the Bands 2006: Heat 4 indoor competition has been added to the Battle of the Bands section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the event being held in the Con Club, East Belfast

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26/02/06 - Battle of the Bands 2006: Heat 3 Report

Report from last nights Battle of the Bands 2006: Heat 3 indoor competition has been added to the Battle of the Bands section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the event being held in the Con Club, East Belfast

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19/02/06 - Battle of the Bands 2006: Heat 2 Report

Report from last nights Battle of the Bands 2006: Heat 2 indoor competition has been added to the Battle of the Bands section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the event being held in the Con Club, East Belfast

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17/02/06 - Annual Parade & Competition Date Announced

We are please to confirm that this years Annual Band Parade & Competition will be held on....

>>> Saturday 13th May <<<

Please go to the Annual Parade section for further details about this parade.


12/02/06 - Battle of the Bands 2006: Heat 1 Report

Report from last nights Battle of the Bands 2006: Heat 1 indoor competition has been added to the Battle of the Bands section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs from the event being held in the Con Club, East Belfast

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25/01/06 - Parade List 2006

We have added a list of parades for the 2006 Ulster marching season. To view this list please click the following link - Parade List 2006.

If your parade has not been listed or the information is not correct then please CONTACT US and we shall add your information to the list.


15/01/06 - Battle of the Bands 2006: Confirmed Heat Line-Ups

Battle of the Bands 2006We are pleased to annouce that the Heat Line-Ups for this event have been confirmed and now can be viewed by clicking the image to the right.

This event will be judged by 3 independent judges and all bands shall be playing for 20-minutes of only playing Blood & Thunder tunes. Bands are not required to wear full uniforms this is up to their own discretion and this also applies to the band can either stand or march whilst playing their set.

We would like to thank all the contacts for their patience whilst organising the Heats.

John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman


13/01/06 - New Online Forum Launched

Today we are pleased to announce that a new online forum has been made is now online for all band members, band followers and any fan of the Ulster Band scene to join in the most used medium on the internet.

Please click the image to the right or click the following link to be directed to the forum homepage, where you can register and become an active member of the forum. http://www.ebpbfb.co.uk/forum/.

We apologise to any members of the last forum for this change but we hope that you take the time to re-join.

Philip
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Webmaster


09/01/06 - Battle of the Bands 2006: Provisional Heat Line-Ups

Battle of the Bands 2006We have posted a provisional heat line-up and all bands will be contacted by Wednesday to confirm if this line-up suits their forthcoming agenda. Once the line-up has been approved then we shall disclose the start times for each band on the night.

This event will be judged by 3 independent judges and all bands shall be playing for 20-minutes and they can either stand or march to their own discretion. All bands shall be playing Blood & Thunder tunes to their own choice.

If you have any queries or would like to confirm that the line-up is to your bands satisfaction then please get in contact with our Webmaster.

John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman


01/01/06 - Happy New Year! Happy New Year!

From all the members of the East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band we would like to wish all loyalists across the world a very happy and prosperous new year!

In a few months time the loyalist marching season will be in full swing so this time of the year is very important to all bands and all members are encouraged to attend all band practices on Monday and Wednesday nights.

If anyone is interested in joining the band then please come along to the EBPB band hall on either Monday or Wednesday night where you can speak to the band chairman John Keenan a.k.a China.


21/12/05 - Website is 1 year old today!

We are glad to say the official website of the East Belfast Protestant Boys flute band has been online now for exactly 1 year!

With over 90,000 visits to the website we are overwhelmed with the interest in the website and next season we shall be giving you just as good a service of up-to-date reports, photographs and video footage form parades that the band attend.

Next year the website shall have weekly reports of the forthcoming ‘Battle of the Bands’ event that will hope to bring a great contest to East Belfast and we are all looking foreword to this great occasion.

Many thanks again to all our visitors and I am very grateful for your support and comments relating to the website.

Philip
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Webmaster


18/12/05 - Battle of the Bands 2006

Battle of the Bands 2006Since the invites have been sent out to the shortlist of bands we have had 15 returns confirming acceptance of the event. We are very grateful for your quick response and we urge any of the other bands to send their slip accepting or indeed declining our invitation.

We have set a final reply date of Sunday 8th January 2006 for reply sips to be returned to the enclosed postal address, so if you’re not in you won't get in!

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in contact with me or our Webmaster.

John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman


27/11/05 - Battle of the Bands 2006

Battle of the Bands 2006Just to let you all know that the official invitations for the Battle of the Bands event are being posted out tomorrow so in a few weeks time we hope to announce the full line-up for this event.

We can confirm that the below dates shall be used for the competition:

HEAT 1 – Saturday 11th February 2006
HEAT 2 – Saturday 18th February 2006
HEAT 3 – Saturday 25th February 2006
HEAT 4 – Saturday 4th March 2006
GRAND FINAL – Saturday 18th March 2006

All playing band members will be charged £3.00 entrance and non-playing members & visitors will be charged £5.00 entrance fee.

The heats will be all on Saturday nights starting at 7:30PM sharp as to accommodate the expected large numbers attending this event.

Anymore developments with the event will be posted here first!

John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman


06/11/05 - Battle of the Bands 2006

Battle of the Bands FlyerWe are pleased to announce that the East Belfast Protestant Boys are holding a 'Battle of the Bands' indoor event throughout the months of February & March of 2006.

This event is the first of its kind for the band and this event is only open to Blood & Thunder style bands, if your band is interested in this event then please click the flyer to the right or else visit the Battle of the Bands section of the website.

Good luck to all those who apply for the event.


04/11/05 - Banner Dedication & Membership

Just to let all band members know that we shall be taking part in a banner dedication for our local Sydenham lodge 1361. after the parade there shall be a private function held in the legion for the band and lodge members.

Members are also asked to attend band practices on Monday and Wednesday nights as we are putting in the hard work over the winter months in preparation for the 2006 season.

If you would like to become a member of one of Ulster’s elite bands then please come along to our band practice and speak to the band Chairman John Keenan a.k.a China.

Band practices are on Monday and Wednesday nights and if you would like to get in prior contact with the chairman email him via china@ebpbfb.co.uk or telephone (028) 9059 2909.

John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman


22/10/05 - Clogher Protestant Boys Indoor Competition Report

Report from last nights Clogher Protestant Boys indoor competition has been added to the Indoor Events Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clip from the event being held in Lisburn.

Please refresh the site to see the latest reports added to the Indoor Events.


17/10/05 - Lagan Valley Cultural Day Report

Report from Saturdays Lagan Valley Cultural Day has been added to the Indoor Events Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the event being held in South Belfast.

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13/10/05 - Band Members Announcement

The band is now attending the Lagan Valley Cultural Day this Saturday 15th October. All members who have been selected to attend please meet at the Band Hall at 1:30PM. Members are asked to wear full uniform and everyone is wearing the White trousers.

The band are playing at approximately 4:00PM at the event so if any supporters etc want to watch the event get their early a doors open at 1:00PM and this event is well attended.

John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman


10/10/05 - Annual General Meeting

All members are reminded that this Sunday 16th October 2005 the bands Annual General Meeting (AGM) shall be taking place.

The meeting will start at 6:30PM sharp in the Con Club and ALL members are asked to attend; no excuses from anyone.

This is a very important meeting so we expect every member to be in attendance as a vast amount of topic related to the band will be discussed in great depth that will affect every single member.

John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman


Prod Boys...be the BEST!29/09/05 – Prod Boys - Be the BEST!

As a band we are always on the look out for new members and we are currently looking for new members for the Flute Corps.

If you are an experienced fluter or indeed a novice and would like to become a member of one of Ulster’s elite bands then please come along to our band practice and speak to the band Chairman John Keenan a.k.a China.

Band practices are on Monday and Wednesday nights and if you would like to get in prior contact with the chairman email him via china@ebpbfb.co.uk or telephone (028) 9059 2909.


28/09/05 - Band Members Announcement

Since the main marching season is now over the onus on all members is now to attend band practises throughout out autumn and winter months in preparation for the 2006 marching season.

Currently we have a few indoor events in the near future and all members are expected down on Monday and Wednesday nights for a few special sessions before the first event on the 21st October.

The bands annual general meeting (AGM) date will announced within the next few weeks and all members are asked to attending this meeting as various amounts of topics relating to the band will be discussed in great detail.

John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman


25/09/05 - Richard Jameson Memorial Parade Report

Report from last nights Richard Jameson Memorial parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs from the parade being held in Portadown.

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24/09/05 - South Fermanagh Loyalist Parade Report

Report from last nights South Fermanagh Loyalist has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clip from the parade being held in Enniskillen.

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18/09/05 - Monthly Competition Quiz

Well done to John Thompson from Newcastle Upon Tyne for winning the August/September monthly quiz who correctly answered the set questions.

This months new question has been set so if you fancy your chances then please click HERE or use the Competition link in the menu.

Good luck to everyone and the winner will be announced on the Sunday 16th October.


18/09/05 - Parade Announcement

We are pleased to announce that the band will be participating in the Richard Jameson Memorial Parade on the 24th of this month in Portadown.


18/09/05 - Thomas McDonald Memorial & Pride of the Shore Parade Reports

Reports from the Thomas McDonald Memorial & Pride of the Shore parades have been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the parade being held in White City and the Shore Road.

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17/09/05 - Newtownards Volunteer Flute Parade Report

A report from last nights Newtownards Volunteer Flute parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the parade being held in Newtownards.

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12/09/05 - Pride of the Raven Parade Report

A report from Saturdays Pride of the Raven parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs from the parade being held in East Belfast.

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10/09/05 - Downshire Guiding Star Parade Report

A report from last nights Downshire Guiding Star parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the parade being held in Banbridge.

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05/09/05 - Parade Reports Added

Reports from last weekend have been added to Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs from the parade being held in Monkstown, Carrick and the Shankill.

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29/08/05 - Forthcoming Parades

Well after the wee break for the band its back to business on the band scene and this weekend sees the band taking part in 3 parades.

Friday night the band will be attending a memorial parade in Monkstown and then onto Carrickfergus for the Ulster Grenadiers parade. Saturday sees the band attending the Brian Robinson memorial parade on the Shankill Road.

A comprehensive list of the rest of September’s parades will be posted during the middle of the week.


22/08/05 - Rising Sons Parade Report

A report of Saturdays Rising Sons parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and a video clips from the parade being held in East Belfast.

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20/08/05 - Portadown Defenders Parade Report

A report of last nights Portadown Defenders parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and a video clips from the parade being held in Portadown.

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18/08/05 - Monthly Competition Quiz

Well done to Andrew Hamilton from Lisburn for winning the July monthly quiz who correctly answered the set questions.

This months new question has been set so if you fancy your chances then please click HERE or use the Competition link in the menu.

Good luck to everyone and the winner will be announced on the 18th September.


15/08/05 - Relief of Derry Parade Report

The bands annual day out at the Relief of Derry Parade in Londonderry took place on Saturday and we have added a report from one of the best days of the marching season.

This is a fantastic parade and we recommend everyone to attend this parade from young to old this parade suits everyone’s taste. The report include photographs from the parade.

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13/08/05 - Ulster First Flute & Rising Sons of the Somme Parade Report

Reports from Friday nights Ulster First Flute & Rising Sons of the Somme has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Reports include photographs from the parades being held in Sandy Row and Carrick.

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09/08/05 - EBPB Membership

As a band we are always on the look out for new members and currently looking for new members for the Flute Corps.

If you are an experienced fluter or indeed a novice and would like to become a member of one of Ulster’s elite bands then please come along to our band practice and speak to the band Chairman John Keenan a.k.a China.

Band practices are on Monday and Wednesday nights and if you would like to get in prior contact with the chairman email him via china@ebpbfb.co.uk or telephone (028) 9059 2909.


08/08/05 - Clogher Protestant Boys Parade Report

A report of Saturday nights Clogher Protestant Boys parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and a video clip from the parade being held in Waringstown.

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07/08/05 - Crimson Star Parade Report

A report of Saturdays Crimson Star parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and a video clip from the parade being held in East Belfast.

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06/08/05 - Mourne Young Defenders Parade Report

A report of last nights Mourne Young Defenders parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the parade being held in Kilkeel.

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03/08/05 - Advertisements

A few extra Advertisements have been added to the right of the page, if you would like anything Band related advertised then please send and email to webmaster@ebpbfb.co.uk.


31/07/05 - Defenders of the Rock Parade Report

A report of last nights Defenders of the Rock parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Unfortunately I was unable to attend this parade and there are currently no videos or photographs of this parade that was held in Lisbellaw.

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31/07/05 - Parade Announcement

We are pleased to announce our parade agenda for the month of August; the list can be seen to the right of the page.

If there are any changes to the list you will be notified about it on this site.


31/07/05 - South Belfast Young Conquerors Parade Report

A report of Saturdays South Belfast Young Conquerors parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the parade being held in South Belfast.

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30/07/05 - The Big Blue Music Machine Arrives

Today the band paraded with a new addition to the band uniform at the South Belfast Young Conquerors parade.

To see this new addition please click the thumbnail image.


30/07/05 - Bessbrook True Blues Parade Report

A report of last nights Bessbrook True Blues parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and a video clip from the parade being held in Bessbrook.

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24/07/05 - Clydevalley Volunteers & Goldsprings True Defenders Parade Report

A report from Saturdays Clydevalley Volunteers & Goldsprings True Defenders has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Reports include photographs and video clips from the parades being held in Larne and Comber.

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15/07/05 - EBPB Official 2005 Competition DVD

We are proud to announce the release of the official DVD of this years East Belfast Protestant Boys annual parade and competition.

This DVD can only be brought from the Union Jack Shop and the DVD includes footage of all 54 bands that attend this fantastic event which was held on the 14th May 2005.

The DVD is priced at £10 and is a great addition to your personal DVD collection.


14/07/05 - Annual Boyne Commemerations Parade Report

A report from this years Annual Boyne Commemerations has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a vast amount of photographs and video clips from the parade being held in Belfast.

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14/07/05 - 11th Night Celebrations Report Added

A report of the 11th Nights indoor event at the East Belfast Con Club has been added to the Indoor Events section of the site.

This event was part of the build up to this years Twelfth celebrations.




10/07/05 - Monthly Competition Quiz

Last months questions seem to cause a problem with most entrants so this months competition is a lot more simpler.

This months new question has been set so if you fancy your chances then please click HERE or use the Competition link in the menu.

Good luck to everyone and the winner will be announced on Sunday 14th August.


08/07/05 - Ballyhalbert Parade Report

A report of last nights Ballyhalbert parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and a video clip from the parade being held in Ballyhalbert.

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03/07/05 - Pride of Ballinran Parade Report

A report of last nights Pride of Ballinran parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs from the parade being held in Kilkeel.

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03/07/05 - East Belfast Annual Somme Parade Report

A report from Fridays East Belfast Annual Somme parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the parade being held in East Belfast.

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01/07/05 - Parade Announcement

We are pleased to announce our parade agenda for the month of July; the list can be seen to the right of the page.

If there are any changes to the list you will be notified about it on this site.


25/06/05 - Ballynahinch Protestant Boys Parade Report

A report of last nights Ballynahinch Protestant Boys parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs from the parade being held in Ballynahinch.

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25/06/05 - East Belfast Historical Society Memorial Parade Report

A report of last nights East Belfast Historical Society's memorial parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs from the parade being held in East Belfast.

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18/06/05 - W Strain and W Lightbody Memorial Parade Report

A report of Saturdays W Strain and W Lightbody Memorial parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the parade being held in Newtownards.

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18/06/05 - Drumderg Loyalists Parade Report

A report of last nights Drumderg Loyalists parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the parade being held in Keady.

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14/06/05 - Forum Grows

We are very please with how the forum is taking off, new members are joining and adding their own opinions to the topics that are being discussed and we hope this continues.

If you would like to be a part of these debates then please click the image or indeed the link in the menu to access the forum.


12/06/05 - UVF Regimental & Armagh True Blues Parade Reports

A report from the UVF Regimental & Armagh True Blues parades have been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the parades being held in East Belfast and Armagh.

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11/06/05 - Pride of the Hill (Rathfriland) Parade Report

A report of last nights Pride of the Hill parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the parade being held in Rathfriland.

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06/06/05 - Parade Announcement

We are pleased to announce that the East Belfast Protestant Boys will be attending the Pride of the Hill (Rathfriland) parade this Friday the 10th June.


05/06/05 - Upper Falls Protestant Boys & Pride of the Valley Reports

A report of Saturdays Upper Falls Protestant Boys & Pride of the Valley annual parades have been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the parades held in Suffolk and Moira.

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05/06/05 - Monthly Competition Quiz

Well done to Steven Elder from Magheramason for winning the June monthly quiz who correctly answered the set questions.

This months new question has been set so if you fancy your chances then please click HERE or use the Competition link in the menu.

Good luck to everyone and the winner will be announced on the 10th July.


04/06/05 - Kilcluney Volunteers Parade Report

A report of last nights Kilcluney Volunteers parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs from the parade being held in Markethill.

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01/06/05 - Parade Announcement

We are pleased to announce our parade agenda for the month of June; the list can be seen to the right of the page. If there are any changes to the list you will notified about it on this site.

This is a very busy month for the band and will be a very hectic month in the build up to the celebrations of the 12th July.

So a big onus on the band members to attend all practices and parades for this month and indeed the rest of the season.


31/05/05 - Counterfeit Goods

It has been brought to our attention that people have been duplicating and selling illegal copies of our own ‘Live and Direct’ DVD. We are currently investigating these claims and shall keep you updated on our findings.

We want to make it clear that if we come across anyone who is producing copies of any of our branded merchandise/media recordings then we shall be in contact with the relevant authorities and legal proceedings will be sought after.

Our merchandise/media recordings can only be brought from authorised vendors and from members of the band and of course our main line of sales from the Union Jack Shop.

If you know anyone selling counterfeit merchandise/media recordings of the East Belfast Protestant Boys or indeed any other bands goods please get in contact with us via piracy@ebpbfb.co.uk any information given will be kept in confidence.


29/05/05 - Monthly Competition Quiz

Just a wee reminder about the Monthly Competition, with only 1 week till the winner is announced on the 5th June, so keep on guessing the questions and remember you can enter as many times and you like.

To participate then please click HERE or use the Competition link in the menu.


28/05/05 - Kinallen Parade Report

A report of last nights Kinallen parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the parade being held in Dromore.

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22/05/05 - Charles Watson Memorial Parade Report

A report of last nights Charles Watson Memorial parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the parade being held in Clough, County Down.

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22/05/05 - Ballysillan Volunteers Memorial Parade Report

A report of Saturday afternoons Ballysillan Volunteers memorial parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the parade being held in North Belfast.

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21/05/05 - Donaghadee Fusiliers Parade Report

A report of last nights Donaghadee Fusiliers parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the parade being held in Donaghadee.

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17/05/05 - Thank You

On behalf of the members of the East Belfast Protestant Boys F.B we would like to thank everyone for making our parade the most successful parade of the marching season.

We had 54 of the top band in Ulster and indeed Scotland on parade through the streets of East Belfast and the thousands of spectators who lined the route where treated to a great nights entertainment.

A special thank you to the Pink Ladies and the Brits for making the trip over and we hope to see you here again soon.

The Pilgrims click into cruise control...

John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman


16/05/05 - Annual Parade & Competition Videos Added

We are pleased to say that 5 Video Clips of our own Annual Parade & Competition has been added to the Annual Parade report.

These videop clips comprise of around 5 bands per clip and are just a taste of what the parade was like as a spectator, to view the report please click Annual Parade link.

If you can not see these links then please refresh the page.


15/05/05 - East Belfast Protestant Boys Annual Parade & Competition Report

A report from our own Annual Parade & Competition which was held last night has been added to the Annual Parade section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs from the parade being held around the streets of East Belfast.

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14/05/05 - Pride of Knockmore Parade Report

A report of last nights Pride of Knockmore parade report has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the parade being held in Lisburn.

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11/05/05 - Annual Parade & Competition Reminder

This Saturday the band will be hosting our own Annual Band Parade & Competition.

This will prove to be one of the best parades in the 2005 marching season and will be a great family night out in East Belfast, where you will see most of the ‘Big Guns’ in the band scene competing against each other to be crowned the best band of the night.

To find out more about this event that will take place on Saturday 14th May, please go to the Annual Parade section.


08/05/05 - Sons of Ulster (Shankill Road) Parade Report

A report of last nights Sons of Ulster parade report has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the parade on the Shankill Road.

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08/05/05 - Monthly Competition Quiz

Well done to John Walker for winning the April monthly quiz who correctley answered the set questions.

This months new question has been set so if you fancy your chances then please click HERE or use the Competition link in the menu.

Good luck to everyone and the winner will be announced on the 5th June.


07/05/05 - UVF Regimental Band's Association Parade Report

A report of last nights UVF Regimental Band's Association Parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs from the parade that lead to Belfast City Hall.

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05/05/05 - Annual Parade & Competition Reminder

With a little over 1 week to go till we hold our Annual Band Parade & Competition.

This will prove to be one of the best parades in the 2005 marching season and will be a great family night out in East Belfast, where you will see most of the ‘Big Guns’ in the band scene competing against each other to be crowned the best band of the night.

To find out more about this event that will take place on Saturday 14th May, please go to the Annual Parade section.


02/05/05 - UVF Regimental Band's Association Parade

The East Belfast Protestant Boys will be taking part in parade/march past at Belfast City Hall on May 6th 2005.

This parade is organised in memory of the gallant Volunteers who left our shores 90 years ago this month, to meet their bloody demise on the fields of France and Belgium. Bands are to assemble at no later than 7:20pm in the following locations.

North Belfast - Shore Road at the Grove playing fields.
South Belfast - Sandy Row Orange Hall.
East Belfast - Templemore Avenue.
West Belfast - Shankill Road Orange Hall.

All Loyalist flute and accordian bands are welcome to attend this event, as are Somme Societies etc.


01/05/05 - Robert Graham Memorial & Pride of the Hill (Carnmoney) Reports

A report of last nights Robert Graham Memorial & Pride of the Hill (Carnmoney) annual parades have been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs from the parades held in Bangor and Carnmoney.

Please refresh the site to see the latest reports added to the Parade List/Reports.


01/05/05 - Parade Announcement

We are pleased to announce our parade agenda for the month of May; the list can be seen to the right of the page. If there are any changes to the list you will notified about it on this site.

This will be a busy month for the band due to our own Annual Parade is also taking place so we hope to see you there.


30/04/05 - Freeman Memorial F.B. Report

A report of last nights Freeman Memorial annual parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the parade held in Coleraine.

Please refresh the site to see the latest reports added to the Parade List/Reports.


27/04/05 - Annual Parade & Competition Reminder

With a little over 3 weeks to go till we hold our Annual Band Parade & Competition.

This will prove to be one of the best parades in the 2005 marching season and will be a great family night out in East Belfast, where you will see most of the ‘Big Guns’ in the band scene competing against each other to be crowned the best band of the night.

To find out more about this event that will take place on Saturday 14th May, please go to the Annual Parade section.


24/04/05 - Monthly Competition Quiz

Just a wee reminder about the Monthly Competition, with only 2 weeks till the winner is announced on the 8th May, so keep on guessing the questions and remember you can enter as many times and you like.

To participate then please click HERE or use the Competition link in the menu.


23/04/05 - Newtownards Protestant Boys F.B. Report

A report of last nights Newtownards Protestant Boys annual parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and video clips from the parade held in Newtownards.

Please refresh the site to see the latest reports added to the Parade List/Reports.


18/04/05 - Parade Announcement

We are pleased to announce that the band will be attending an additional 2 parades at the end of this month to the parades listing.

The 2 parades are both on the 30th April and you will be able to see the band parade in Bangor for the Robert Graham Memorial F.B and in Carnmoney for the Pride of the Hill’s annual parade.

The listing for the month of May will be added on the 1st of the month and will also be the month of our own Annual Parade.

Please refresh the site to see the latest additions to this months parade list.


17/04/05 – A Day with the Pride of the Raven F.B. Report

A report of last nights Pride of the Raven event has been added to the Indoor Events section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and movie clips from the event held in Ballymacarret Orange Hall.

Please refresh the site to see the latest reports added to the Indoor Events.


16/04/05 - Monthly Competition Quiz

Just a wee reminder about the Monthly Competition, with only just over 3 weeks till the winner is announced, so keep on guessing the questions and remember you can enter as many times and you like.

Quite a few people have got it correct but a lot of people area getting the date wrong so have a wee look about the site for ideas for the correct date!

To participate then please click HERE or use the Competition link in the menu.


11/04/05 - Band Announcement

After the first weekend of the East Belfast Protestant Boys 2005 marching season I am very happy firstly with the great turnout of members for the 2 parades we attended, long may this last and I encourage all members to keep on attending band practices throughout the season.

I’m truly ecstatic with all of the new and younger members of the band who have shown fantastic progress and have performed immensely with the band for the first time on the road. You have all done yourself proud.

I know our performances over the weekend where good but I know with dedication and hard work we can improve on these greatly but only time will solve this matter. Thank you for reading this and keep up the good work.

John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman


10/04/05 - Fife & Drums F.B. Report

A report of last nights Fife & Drums 1st Annual parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and a video clip from the parade held on the Shore Road.

Please refresh the site to see the latest reports added to the Parade List/Reports.


09/04/05 - Monkstown YCV F.B. Report

A report of last nights Monkstown YCV parade has been added to the Parade List/Reports section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs from the parade held in Monkstown Estate.

Please refresh the site to see the latest reports added to the Parade List/Reports.


02/04/05 - Monthly Competition Quiz

A new dynamic feature has been added to the site that provides you the viewer to participate in an online quiz which you will have a chance to win some fantastic prizes.

The quiz will change every month and if you would like to participate then please click HERE or use the Competition link in the menu.


30/03/05 - Band Announcement

This is open message to all East Belfast Protestant Boys members. Please get your uniform sorted this week, make sure its clean; this includes jackets, trousers, belts, pouches, boots and hats.

Its going to be a long season so you might as well get on top of it while you can. Any problems with your uniform contact China a.s.a.p.


30/03/05 - Forum Grows

We are very please with how the forum is taking off, new members are joining and adding their own opinions to the topics that are being discussed and we hope this continues.

If you would like to be a part of these debates then please click the image or indeed the link in the menu to access the forum.


29/03/05 - Loyalist Evening Report

A report of last nights Loyalist Evening has been added to the Indoor Events section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and movie clips from the event at the Con Club on the Newtownards Road.


27/03/05 - Loyalist Evening

Just a reminder about the East Belfast Protestant Boys Loyalist evening on Easter Monday night.

This event will be held in the Con Club, tickets are on sale in the Union Jack Shop or pay at the door service will be available on the night, entry is £5.

Guest band for the night will be the Sons of Ulster (Shankill Road), along with a disco and all Loyalists welcome to this event!

This should be an EGGTASTIC night!


26/03/05 - Website Changes

I bet you have clicked into the site and have noticed a difference but you can’t but your finger on it… well its that the site has gone widescreen!

The websites width has been increased by over 200-pixels so it gives you a full screen experience of the EBPB website.

Please either refresh your browser to see this in full effect or delete all your temporary internet files and the site will be widescreen from now on!


20/03/05 - Sons of Ulster Indoor Event Report

A report of last nights Sons of Ulster Indoor Event has been added to the Indoor Events section of the site.

Report includes a few photographs and movie clips from the event at the Rangers Social Club on the Shankill Road.


Tyneside True Defenders FB 18/03/05 - Tyneside True Defenders FB

The aim of the East Belfast Protestant Boys is to help other bands when they need support and from a very moving and very interesting email we received we have indeed dedicated a page to one off the mainlands up and coming bands the Tyneside True Defenders FB.

Please click the image to read about this band, and please visit their website and give them your support.


13/03/05 - Loyalist Evening

The East Belfast Protestant Boys are holding a Loyalist evening on Easter Monday night which is the 28th March.

This event will be held in the Con Club, tickets are on sale in the Union Jack Shop or pay at the door service will be available on the night, entry is £5.

Guest band for the night will be the Sons of Ulster (Shankill Road), along with a disco and all Loyalists welcome to this event!

This should be an EGGTASTIC night!


12/03/05 - Forum

We have decided to upgrade the old forum to a new host and thus now being more user friendly to you all. All old members must again signup to use the forum.

This forum will be available to anyone and we hope this feature is well used by the band members and also the general public to discuss the Loyalist Band scene.

To access this forum please use the link on the menu or else please click the following link EBPB Forum.


19/02/05 - John McCormick Benefit Night Report

A report of last nights John McCormick Benefit Night has been added to the Indoor Events section.


06/02/05 - Band Practice Notice

All band members are encouraged to attend all band practices every week leading up to the new season, the band is pushing hard to get up to scratch for the forthcoming long season and we are expecting 100% effort from all members new and old.

We also encourage anyone who is thinking of joining the band to come along to the EBPB band hall on either Monday or Wednesday night where you can speak to the band chairman John Keenan a.k.a China.


02/02/05 - E.B.H.S Fundraising Night

The East Belfast Historical Society will be holding an fundraising night for the band on the 25th February 2005. This is an open invitation event and everyone is welcome to the Con Club for what should be a great Friday night out.

We are proud to announce that the Pride of the Raven Flute Band will be playing live along with a solo artist who will be making the stage to keep the nights entertainment flowing. Following these two showpieces a disco will follow.

Doors open at 8pm and admission is £5 payable at the door, we hope you can all attend and help to support this fantastic society.


23/01/05 - DVD & Website Official Launch Report

The report from the DVD & Website Official Launch Party has been added to the Indoor Events section.


16/01/05 - Forum Added

We have decided to introduce an online Forum to the website. This forum will be available to anyone and we hope this feature is well used by the band members and also the general public to discuss the Loyalist Band scene.

To access this forum please use the link on the menu or else please click the following link EBPB Forum.


12/01/05 - More Old Photographs Added

Additional photographs have been added to the Old Photographs section.


10/01/05 - Band Practice Reminder

This is a reminder to ALL EBPB band members that band practice starts again next Monday night (17th January) and ALL members should attend.

If you can not make this then please get in contact with China.


03/01/05 - DVD & Website Official Launch Party

The East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band cordially invites you to the grand launch of the bands first ever DVD titled Live and Direct 2004 and also the launch of this official EBPBFB Website.

This event will be taking place on Thursday 20th January 2005 at 7:30pm and will be held in the Con Club which is situated on the Newtowards Road. For more information please click HERE!


02/01/05 - Annual Parade & Competition Date Announced

We are please to confirm that this years Annual Band Parade & Competition will be held on Saturday 14th May. Please go to the Annual Parade section for further details about this parade.


01/01/05 - Happy New Year!!!

On behalf of the East Belfast Protestant Boys FB we would like to wish all our visitors a happy and prosperous New Year to you all. We also wish the best of luck to all the bands involved in the 2005 Marching season.


30/12/04 - More Videos Added.

3 new videos have been added to the Videos 2004 section.


21/12/04 - www.EBPBFB.co.uk Is Launched.

Today we are pleased to say that the official East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Bands website has been uploaded onto the internet and is up and running for business.

This is a new and very exciting venture for the band and we hope that this website becomes a popular hit during the marching season. This website will be updated regularly during the marching season with parade reports, parade photographs and also a few video clips of the band in action.