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Special Celebrations Across Canada!

As we honour Canada 150, Charlottetown, the birthplace of confederation is getting ready for an “epic” day-long Music Monday celebration – “Music Monday In The Streets”.


There will be clinics, Jazz Improv with Rowan Fitzgerald, artwork created to music, multi-cultural presentations, and showcase performances. A march is planned up Great George Street to Provence House. Throughout the day, you will hear Aboriginal music, rock bands, jazz, folk and choristers.


Alexander Shelley, Music Director with the National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) will conduct the Singing Strings and a mass choir of over 700 singers as they perform the Music Monday Anthem, Sing It Together. On tour, with a performance that night at the Confederation Centre, some NACO musicians will also participate in clinics.


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Second Chances Community Band will be on the stage at the Trinity United Church at 5:30. Other local bands performing include The Great George St. Brass Band and the PEI Regiment Band.
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A list of some of the other locations will be posted as they become available, The Murphy Centre included.


Band Notes

New music available!

You don't always know through a first read what is going to be your favourite piece. I don't know about you but I like the background info that Allie and Rowan give on any particular piece. I like thinking that "The Red Covered Bridge" is kind of like "Bridges of Madison County".
I remember liking that movie, and it was a comfortable sort of like.

Now that we're actually playing this piece I struggle to recall. What happened? Oh yes. The visitor from National Geographic.
I never been in Madison County Iowa. But I can imagine a "Red Covered Bridge".

The North wind doth blow

and we shall have snow

Thanks to all of you who came out for our now it's winter concert. As if on cue the snow began flying. Oh yes, and the wind began blowing. Once again it was a warm environment to share with fellow enthusiasts.

'Til next time. Best wishes.

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In the News

Second Chances Band P.E.I. offers adults an opportunity to relive their band-playing youth or to experience an instrument for the first time

The third time may be a charm, but for some musically inclined minds who missed their first band playing opportunity as a teen or want to revisit that earnest era, there’s the Second Chances Band P.E.I.

“It’s a second chance for those who have played before but have given it up and now want to take it up again. And it’s a second chance for those who always wanted to but (didn’t),” says Allie McCrady, who is a co-conductor and band leader for this community band program, along with fellow retired music instructor Rowan Fitzgerald.