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Our History

From the late 1800s to present day, a community organization lives on and thrives with members of all ages and walks of life.
The pride of Lincoln.

History of

The Lincoln Concert Band


The band remained together over the war years, 1914-1918 and continued to play at open air concerts. 

The Beamsville Citizens Band soon became a fierce competitor at the Canadian National Exhibition band competition and won second prize in 1931 under the direction of Dave Nelligan and Willam Barclay.

Although somewhat depleted in numbers, the band played on through the war years of 1939-1945 and were there for the celebration of V.E. Day in downtown Beamsville.

In 1971, in keeping with regionalization, the band became the Town of Lincoln Band. 

The Lincoln Concert Band has a long, rich and varied history.

The band began in the mid 1880's as The National Band. After a few years, interest in the band declined until the Old Boys and Old Girls reunion of 1908 in Teeswater. Shortly thereafter the band was restarted as the "Beamsville Citizen's Band." 

In 1913, the band digressed from its round of concerts and rehearsals and performed in the Hamilton Armouries and subsequently became the regimental band of the 2nd DRAGOON, Hamilton.

The DRAGOON annual camp was the highlight of band life with the band eventually becoming a mounted band - the only one of its kind in Canada.

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The Lincoln Concert Band, or a number of its' members were even used in the filming of the major motion picture "Stanley and Iris" in Toronto, 1989.

The movie starred Robert de Niro and Jane Fonda and at the time, even after several days of shooting, the band members weren't sure of the movie title as it was yet to be determined.

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Today The Lincoln Concert Band can be found playing at many various venues throughout the region, including Queenston Heights Park, Charles Daley Park (Sunset Music Series), Montebello Park and Pioneer Day in Jordan, just to name a few.
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