Through a Northern Lens : Photographs of Our Community
A black and white photograph of the Citizen's band playing outdoors on the road. Handwritten on the back of the photograph it reads "Sioux Lookout's Citizens band (Ladies & Men) in 1939. Donated by Tom Clace."

The Sioux Lookout Citizens Band was the first band in Sioux Lookout that actively invited women to join. The response was overwhelming with twenty women signing up. Practices were held in the Orange Hall where some of the women were taught for the very first time to play instruments. Red, white and blue uniforms were made for the band members by the local store Bellon's Tailors. The band proceeded to play at public functions, in the bandstand and on parade by the lake front.

During the 40's some of the men in the band went off to war and their numbers began to dwindle. The band put out another call in the Bulletin asking for new members, and this time donned beige and maroon uniforms. The band continued to play all over Sioux Lookout, but began to branch out and play in Dryden as well. As more modern forms of entertainment began to take hold the band eventually dissolved.
Sioux Lookout Citizens Band
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