The Carleton Place and District Community Band, located in Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada, is a volunteer organization of musicians encompassing secondary school students through to seniors. From flute to trombone to trumpet, this band brings together community members through music and performance. The Community Band offers their musical talents for many local events such as Canada Day, Remembrance Day, and the Santa Claus Parade. Not only does the band develop their musical skills, but also friendships that link generations.
Graham Ingram, B.A., A.R.C.T.
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History of the Band
This group is a direct descendant of the Carleton Place Brass Band which came into existence in the late 1860's, developing into the Carleton Place Citizens' Band in the late 19th century and continuing through to the 1950's. The present incarnation of a community band was created in 1994 by 'Jack' Peckett who directed the group until 2000. The group has grown from 'The Dirty Dozen' original members to a cohesive group of 32 which performs at many community functions throughout the year.