Drumbeat: A bazaar night for Blair Memorial Flute

Blair Memorial on parade this year in 'anniversary' uniforms
Blair Memorial on parade this year in 'anniversary' uniforms

The occasion comes on the back of a very successful year for the hosts celebrating their 40th anniversary. Much of this year they were bedecked in uniforms based on their original outfits all those years ago, and they have proved very popular with parade spectators and fellow band members alike

The evening will raise much needed funds for the band’s future, and pledges to have something for all the family including many raffles and games with prizes valued into the thousands.

The bazaar will have free admission, with the venue the Hospital Road Community Centre Omagh, and with doors open from 8pm.

This Saturday night the Hillhaven Flute have organised a fundraising evening to raise monies towards the purchase of new uniforms for the 2016 band season. The venue for the event will be the impressive Diamond Orange hall near Loughgall, with several bands scheduled to play.

With an 8pm start, the line-up will include Cormeen Rising Sons of William, Goldsprings True Defenders and Bessbrook True Blues. Admission will be £5 or just £3 for playing band members.

The organisers of the largest marching band procession in Ulster, indeed one of the largest band events in Europe, are Markethill’s Kilcluney Volunteers. The Co Armagh band are currently preparing for the 2016 season, and with new uniforms en route it promises to be an interesting year.

New band members, both with and without experience, are now being made very welcome into the ranks.

Prospective flautists, drum corps and colour party members are all welcome, with band practises every Monday night from 7.30pm in Kilcluney Orange Hall.

If you would like to join one of Ulster’s most progressive marching bands, you can contact them via their very popular facebook page; or alternatively ring or text Ivan on 07734567660.

The occasion comes on the back of a very successful year for the hosts celebrating their 40th anniversary. Much of this year they were bedecked in uniforms based on their original outfits all those years ago, and they have proved very popular with parade spectators and fellow band members alike

The evening will raise much needed funds for the band’s future, and pledges to have something for all the family including many raffles and games with prizes valued into the thousands.

The bazaar will have free admission, with the venue the Hospital Road Community Centre Omagh, and with doors open from 8pm.

This Saturday night the Hillhaven Flute have organised a fundraising evening to raise monies towards the purchase of new uniforms for the 2016 band season. The venue for the event will be the impressive Diamond Orange hall near Loughgall, with several bands scheduled to play.

With an 8pm start, the line-up will include Cormeen Rising Sons of William, Goldsprings True Defenders and Bessbrook True Blues. Admission will be £5 or just £3 for playing band members.

The organisers of the largest marching band procession in Ulster, indeed one of the largest band events in Europe, are Markethill’s Kilcluney Volunteers. The Co Armagh band are currently preparing for the 2016 season, and with new uniforms en route it promises to be an interesting year.

New band members, both with and without experience, are now being made very welcome into the ranks.

Prospective flautists, drum corps and colour party members are all welcome, with band practises every Monday night from 7.30pm in Kilcluney Orange Hall.

If you would like to join one of Ulster’s most progressive marching bands, you can contact them via their very popular facebook page; or alternatively ring or text Ivan on 07734567660.