About & FAQ

Railer Band

The Lincoln Community High School Band is very active at school and in the community. The band performs in multiple settings including concert band, marching band, pep band, jazz band, and pit orchestra. The students work long hours to perfect their craft and it definitely shows. Railer Bands is proud to support the citizens of Lincoln and grateful for the support that we receive from them in return.

Meet the Director

Mr. Nigel Range is the Director of Bands at Lincoln Community High School. He received a Bachelor of Music Education from Western Illinois University. He joined the staff at LCHS in 2014. When you see him wearing a necktie, be sure to notice the saxophone on his tie clip–that’s his favorite instrument.


  • 1. Band Questions
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  • 1. Can I Be in Band and Other Activities (Football, Poms, Cheer, etc.)?

    Absolutely!  We have students in band who also participate in Football, Poms, Cheer and many other school activities.  The key is to discuss your plans, with your parents, your coaches, and with the Band Director.

    Don't let wanting to be in other activities stop you from exploring band!


  • 2. When is the Band's season?

    Marching Band season starts in August with two-weeks of band camp at LCHS.  Then, there are 4-5 all-day band competitions usually 1-2 hours away.  Also, the Marching Band performs at each of the 4-5 home football games under the "Friday Night Lights." The band also marches in the LCHS Homecoming parade.

    Beginning in November, everyone in the Marching Band becomes part of the "Pep Band" and play at each of the home basketball games.

    There is also a winter concert and a spring concert, usually at the end of the semester.

    It's a busy, year-round season, but lots of fun!