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About Us

Since 1908, The Lincoln Concert Band (LCB), has been playing classic concert band repertoire, pops, seasonal, movie themes, jazz, big band, show music, military marches, and modern music for audiences of all ages. During a concert season, the LCB performs 30 times, ranging from community concerts, festivals, and events around the GTHA/Niagara Region.  The Band community service concerts include seniors’ homes and older adult centres, Legions, community parks and children’s events. 

The Lincoln Concert Band is a fun-loving, non-profit group of musicians that rehearses weekly a wide variety of concert band music.  The Band shares a love of music and a desire to share this interest with our community by enriching the community culture through performance. 

The Band’s members span all ages and backgrounds, and we are always looking for new members to come and join us.  The band meets weekly on Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Lion’s Hall in Beamsville. The Band has been rehearsing there since 1945.

New members are always welcome, and no audition is needed; our conductor and other band members will assist with your development as a community band player.

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Our Conductor
Brenda Fairchild-Green

Brenda comes from a long line of musicians. At the age of seven her father Mark Fairchild, a High School Music Teacher put a piccolo in her hands and gave her that first lesson.


Brenda picked up the instrument quickly and the next thirty three years were spent playing flute and piccolo for her father in numerous groups and venues. From competitions to fifteen years in a pit orchestra, virtually every local band and the local University Wind Ensemble, Brenda's musical talents are well known and respected in the musical community and throughout the Niagara Peninsula.


When her father passed away in 2000, Brenda assumed the role of Conductor of her father’s band in Port Colborne Ontario at his prior urging, yet continued to play as the Principal flute for the Lincoln Concert band in Beamsville. In 2003 The Niagara falls Concert Band approached Brenda to once again put her musical expertise to work as Conductor for this local band as well.

Now conducting two bands, principal flutist in a third and with four daughters at home, Brenda’s life has been anything but boring and time has always been at a premium for her. Still, in 2004 the Lincoln Concert Band also found themselves in need of a conductor. With the current/ interim conductor resuming a regular work schedule and the previous conductor effectively retired, Brenda was the obvious and preferable choice for the position.


Knowing that this would mean she would have no opportunity to play her flute (affectionately named Zeus) or piccolo (Hera) any longer, Brenda with little hesitation, accepted the position.


Demanding in her style but never forgetting that the members of each band are there voluntarily, for the love of music and to have fun, the bands have all flourished under her able direction. She still visits with Zeus and Hera at times, her first real love but putting them aside, she has become a valued leader and is very much respected for her musical talents and expertise to dozens of local musicians in these communities.

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