Members of Pride of Knockmore Flute Band lay a wreath at the UDR memorial at Market Square. US2012.504cd
Members of Pride of Knockmore Flute Band pause for a minute's silence before the UDR memorial at Market Square during Friday evening's band parade through Lisburn. US2012-503cd
Members of Pride of Knockmore Flute Band march through Market Square after laying a wreath at the UDR memorial during Friday evening's band parade through Lisburn. US2012.505cd
THE Pride of Knockmore Flute Band held their annual band parade in the city last Friday with bands from all over the country in attendance.
This year the parade was led by the Whiterock Flute Band who have
reached the 50 year milestone.
It was a proud night for the Pride of Knockmore as they were presented with three new flags before they set off from their hall in Old Warren to walk into the city.
This year the band commemorated the Ulster Defence Regiment so the band paraded for the first time with their new UDR flag and have a new set of bass drum skins to commemorate the regiment.
The band stopped at the new UDR memorial where they laid a wreath and held a small service to remember the men and women of the UDR and other members of the armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice. A hymn was played and there was a one minute silence for the men and women of the Ulster Defence Regiment and all the members of the armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
The parade itself was a great success with 50 bands in attendance from all over the province from Portrush to Enniskillen. Trophies were handed out at the end of night in the usual categories with the judges commenting on the standard of all the bands being very high. It was once again the men from Markethill Kilcluney Vol FB who stole the show and walked away with best overall band. In the melody section winners on the night were LYD and the Regimental.
The band would like to thank everyone for their support and for the money raised which, helps keep the band on the road. Also the band thanked the PSNI who on the night were very helpful to the parade organisers who had worked hard to keep a good steady flow of bands and as little traffic disruption as possible.