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Ballynahinch Protestant Boys Flute Band's 2nd annual parade held on Friday 4th October proved to be an outstanding success with 44 visiting bands in attendance. The weather was exceptionally good and a large turnout of spectators witnessed as big a trophy parade as can be seen in the district. The turnout of the bands on parade was exceptional and all have to be commended.

The trophy winners were as follows.

Junior Drum Major 

1. Monkstown 

2. Star of Down Maghera 

3. Ulster Grenadiers, Carrickfergus.

Senior Drum Major 

1. Pride of the Raven 

2. Pride of Ballinran 

3. Ballylesson Old Boys


1. Aughlinsfin 

2. Corbet


1. Pride of Ballinran 

2. Pride of the Raven 

3. Ballylesson Old Boys

Melody Drums 

1. Pride of Ballinran 

2. Pride of the Raven 

3. Ballylesson Old Boys.

Style and Appearance 

1. Pride of the Hill, Rathfriland 

2. Monkstown 

3. Pride of Ballniran

Colour Party 

1. Pride of the Hill, Rathfriland 

2. Ballysillan Volunteers 

3. Downshire Guiding Star, Banbridge

Drum Corps 

1. Donaghadee Fusileers 

2. Portavogie RHD 

3. East Belfast Protestant Boys

Small Blood and Thunder 

1. Pride of the Maine, Ballymena 

2. Downpatrick RHD 

3. Star of Down, Maghera

Bass Drum 

1. Drumderg Loyalists, Keady 

2. East Belfast Protestant Boys 

3. Portavogie RHD

Large Blood and Thunder 

1. East Belfast Protestant Boys 

2. Pride of Knockmore, Lisburn 

3. Drumderg Loyalists, Keady


(calculated on a points award system for the top five bands in each category) 

1. Pride of the Hill, Rathfriland 

2. East Belfast Protestant Boys 

3. Pride of Ballinran

The full list of bands in attendance was as follows: 

Corbet Accordion William Savage Memorial, Toye 

Aughlnisfin Accordion

Listooder True Blues 

Hillsborough Protestant Boys 

Pride of the Raven 

Pride of the Valley, Broomhedge 

Annalong Single Star 

Monkstown YCV Sons of William, Rathfriland 

South Down DUP 

Ballysillan Volunteers 

Pride of the Hill, Carnmoney 

Downpatrick RHD 

Pride of Ballinran, Kilkeel 

Young Carrowdore Volunteers 

Crossgar Young Defenders 

Clogher Protestant Boys 

South Down Defenders, Newry 

Star of Down, Maghera 

Pride of Knockmore, Lisburn 

Ballylesson Old Boys 

Down Protestant Boys, Lisburn 

Kinallen Flute 

Donaghadee Fusiliers 

Hillhaven Flute 

Charles Watson Memorial Flute 

Downshire Guiding Star, Banbridge 

Drumderg Loyalists, Keady 

Bessbrook True Blues 

Goldsprings, Comber 

Pride of the Hill, Rathfriland 

Armagh True Blues 

East Belfast Protestant Boys 

Ulster Grenadiers, Carrickfergus 

Rising Sons of the Valley, Kilkeel 

Rising Sons of the Somme, Carrickfergus

Newtownards Volunteer Flute 

South Belfast Young Conquerors 

Kilcluney Volunteers, Markethill 

Portadown Defenders 

Portavogie RHD 

Pride of the Maine, Ballymena. 

Castlederg Young Loyalists.

A special thank you goes out to Downshire Guiding Star and Castlederg Young Loyalists for playing at the fundraiser after the trophies, and also to the people of Ballynahinch and surrounding area who continue to support the band BPBFB will endeavour to support all bands that attended their parade.

Secretary Ballynahinch Protestant Boys Flute Band.



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