Parade of Witness' 25th May 2009

The newly amalgamated band prepared to take to the town centre of Chesterfield for the Annual Parade of Witnesses organised by the United Churches.

Taking up their position at the forefront of the parade the Phoenix Musketeers Showband of Chesterfield & Eastwood contemplated a very warm march ahead on a sunny and humid morning.

At the completion of the open air service of prayer and hymns the moment came for the newly inaugurated Mayor and Mayoress to commence down Rose Hill and into Knifesmithgate closely followed by the band in their colourful blue and white uniform playing the old ‘Drifter’ number ‘There Goes My First Love’ with the church tableaux and congregations winding along in between them.

Along Cavendish Street, around the Doughnut roundabout into Newbold Road and Queen Street with many people lining the route as the procession marched by, eventually the parade reached Saltergate via Tennyson Avenue and headed down Rose Hill East before receiving the thanks from the Civic dignitaries on the town hall steps and the processions destination on the front of the building for final prayers etc and another successful parade was completed.

Whilst the Churchgoers concluded their service, the band members formulated themselves on Shentalls Gardens for the usual early seasons publicity photographs for the various websites and organisations around the UK and with a very lengthy season ahead there will be plenty more taken during the year.


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