The Pembroke Legion Band has been in existence since 1950. From it's inception in 1950 until 1977 it was under the direction of Mr. Doug Lowe and from then until 2001 it was directed by Ms. Linda Casselman. The current director of music is Mr. Gordon Tapp.
The band has participated in Legion parades and ceremonies, such as Remembrance Day and Legion Day, without fail since 1951. Every year, without exception, a Legion trumpeter has performed the Last Post at veterans events as required. The Pembroke Legion Band has also performed ceremonies on Nov 11th for many surrounding communities in Renfrew County and in West Quebec.
The band has represented the Legion at annual community events such as the Santa Claus Parade, the Strawberry Social, the Canada Day Concert in the Park, Christmas, Spring, and Summer Concerts, the Stations of the Cross event at Easter time, Jeanne Lajoie School Graduation and Algonquin College Graduation. The band has provided musical and ceremonial services to these events for the past twenty years.
Every year the Pembroke Legion Band has worked in partnership with the local military forces, providing music for the annual inspection for 2677 Army Cadet Squadron.
The Pembroke Legion Band community involvement has included concerts in Seniors' Homes in Pembroke and the area.
Highlights in the Band's History
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