Millar Memorial Flute Band

Affectionately known as 'The Millar', the band come from the Shaw's Bridge area of South Belfast.
They were formed in 1911 and are one of Northern Ireland's most well known and respected melody flute bands. The band are involved in all of the major loyal order parades throughout the year, and in July 2015 were very proud to have led the Belfast 12th July procession for the 40th successive year!

The Millar Memorial also have a long standing tradition of parading in Scotland and have in fact been with the same Glasgow Orange Lodge (Lights Of Glasgow L.O.L 440) every July since 1974. As well as the the many parades with the Orange Order, Royal Black & Apprentice Boys, The Millar Memorial have accompanied The Royal Airforce Association (East Belfast Branch) at the Annual Battle Of Britain Parade every September for more than 30 years.

The band have also led Sydenham British Legion on Remembrance Sunday for more than 20 years. Throughout their 107 year proud history the band have had many highlights with the biggest ones probably being hosting a Gala Centenary Dinner in Belfast City Hall in 2011, parading in London with the Grand Lodge of Ireland to mark Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee in June 2002, making 2 of the most successful flute band recordings ever (To The Field & Back and The Orange Walk), being asked to lead the Belfast 12th July procession in 1976 and being presented with the Queen's Silver Jubilee Shield to keep for the most top band awards won on Belfast's 12th July parade.

In September 2016 the band were very proud to commemorate the 100th anniversary of The Battle Of The Somme with a 4 day trip to France and Belgium. The highlights of that will was playing at the Ulster Tower and Thiepval Memorial in France and at Menin Gate in Belgium as part of the nightly last post service.

The band are delighted that they have been asked to participate in the 2018 Belfast International Tattoo and are very proud of the fact they will be the first band from the City of Belfast to do so!