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This page is part of an archive of historical details from existing or defunct brass band websites. This is being maintained to provide a record of this information in the event of a band folding, its website disappearing or other loss of the historical record. Where possible, and appropriate, the information cached will be updated from time to time - and any corrections or updates are welcome.

Lincolnshire Hospitals Band

In 1975 a group of musicians from the Salvation Army toured some of the wards in the Lincoln County Hospital playing Christmas carols. This aroused an interest amongst some of the staff. After many 'Tea Break' discussions, a group of four decided that they should form a band of their own, if only to ensure that every one of the hospital wards heard carols played every year without fail.

Fortunately one of the four was a capable musician, Fred Capewell, and he undertook the daunting task of writing the music and teaching the others to play it. The others, and friends, raised money to purchase instruments and music, and early in 1976 rehersals began in a room at the Lincoln Central Methodist Church and The Lincoln Central Band was born. Within a very short time the band grew in numbers, including some staff from the local prison, a rehearsal room was found at the hospital, and permission was granted for use of the Hospitals name.

From such humble beginnings with no instruments, no music, and no money a unique fully-fledged brass band has evolved. Although not a contesting band we enjoy a high reputation and are much in demand in the East MIdlands area.