Major Sinclair Memorial

History

The Major Sinclair Memorial is named after Major John Maynard Sinclair the Ulster Unionist Finance minister who lost his life in the Princess Victoria ferry disaster in 1953. The band was formed in 1957 with amalgamation of the William Johnston Memorial and the Emanuel Pipe bands, both where Belfast bands and the Sinclair stayed in Belfast until the 1970s when we moved to Newtownabbey firstly practicing in the Ballycraigy Orange hall later in the Ballyclare Comrades Supporters Club, the Linfield Supporters Club and presently in the Torrens Hall in Doagh Ballyclare.

Todays Sinclair wear the Black Stewart tartan and compete in grade 3B and 4B competitions at home and in Scotland.

The Sinclair can also be found playing at various parades, festivals and summer concerts.