Glasgow 2003 – 30 Years of Friendship

30 Years of Friendship

The Millar Memorial Flute Band partakes in many memorial parades throughout each year’s marching season.  One of the main highlights of the season for every band member is our trip to Glasgow in early July for the Scottish Twelfth.  Every visit to the large Scottish city sees new friendships made and old ones re-united.

On the 4th July 2003, the Millar Memorial Flute band will again made the trip across the Irish Sea to again lead the Lights of Glasgow LOL 440 through the streets of Glasgow.  This trip to Glasgow marked thirty years of the Millar Memorial leading LOL 440 on this prestigious parade.  With an early start on the Friday morning, the parade on the Saturday morning and the return trip on Sunday evening the schedule was packed tight with the parade, social events and meeting old and new friends.

Every year has it’s own unique memories for each member of the band and our Scottish friends.  The Young Calvay Volunteers Flute Band must also be mentioned for their excellent hospitality during the parade break and again on the Saturday night at their immaculate band hall.

To mark the thirty years of friendship the band bought LOL 440 a new banner and travelled to Glasgow earlier this year for a small parade to dedicate it.  Once again it was a marvellous weekend full of memories for all involved.  LOL 440 have also started to finance a refurbishment of the band’s practice hall, pictures will be provided soon of the finished article.  Also watch the website for the up and coming Glasgow 2003 photos.

Our trip to Glasgow this year was extra special. Not only because we where celebrating 30 years with LOL 440 but also because we won the ‘best visiting Band’ trophy. This made the trip into a double celebration and a very proud moment for the band.

A picture of the trophy can be seen below. Pictures of the band and more information on the 30th Anniversary can be seen in the pictures section.