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The role of the band and its scope of music have changed throughout history. During World War II, there were in fact three Regimental Bands. Two of the bands remained in Canada, one contributed a great deal to the morale of soldiers training in Shilo, the other performing for the citizens of Winnipeg, maintaining the cities link to the Regiment, both provided a much-needed reprieve from the realities of the time. The third band, formed by soldiers in Europe, was an ad hoc collection of musicians taken from the Battalion, and similarly provided light entertainment,reminding soldier of home.

In May 1861 with the onset of the Civil War, three of the Beck brothers (Jacob, Anthony, and George) and nephew (Antrim) mustered into Co. A, 20th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry under the command of Colonel William Gray as ninety-day volunteers. George Beck, age 41, had the rank of Second Sergeant; Anthony Beck, age 37, a private and musician; Jacob Beck, age 21, a private and musician, and Antrim, age 21, also a private and musician. A month earlier, in April 1861, a second Beck nephew, J. G. Stevenson Beck, had mustered into the 19th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry which was under the command of Colonel Peter Lyle also known as the “Second Regiment Infantry Militia”.


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