Pride of the Hill Flute Band, Rathfriland recently celebrated its 35th anniversary with a dinner dance in the Belmont Hotel, Banbridge.
More than 150 guests - current members, former members and supporters of the band - were in attendance at the event on November 4.
Formed in September 1982 in the Old School House, Aughnavollog, the band is one of the most widely known throughout the parade scene in Northern Ireland and further afield.
More than 300 people have been members of the band since its formation.
At the anniversary dinner, photographs and videos from down the years were on display as well as all eight uniforms that the band has worn, allowing the guests to take a trip down memory lane.
Members were awarded long service awards for 10, 20 and 30 years service, with three of the serving members still in the band from its formation.
Glascar LOL 1966 presented a new flag to the band to commemorate 35 years of the band leading the lodge at the annual 12th celebrations, while Ulster Covenant Memorial LOL 1984 (University of Ulster lodge) presented the band with a photo to thank them for leading them at their banner dedication at St Anne’s Cathedral last year.
Drumnavaddy RBP 978 also congratulated the band on reaching its milestone and thanked all members past and present for leading the preceptory at the 13th July and Black Saturday demonstrations over the past 23 years.
“The band would like to thank everyone who made the evening a great success,” a Pride of the Hill spokesman said. “We’d also like to thank our members, ex-members and supporters for their continued support over the last 35 years.”