Band Notes

Reasons to Join a Band or Orchestra

Did you know?

Playing music...

  • Makes You Smarter. Scientific research has proven that musical training builds intellectual skills, raises IQs, increases spatial-temporal intelligence, improves memory, and develops creativity.
  • Relieves Stress.  Music helps calm the mind.  It's been shown that music students experience less test- and performance-anxiety than students who don't study music.  And according to studies, college-age musicians are emotionally healthier than non-musicians.

Second Chances Band Stories

"Second Chances Band gave me my first chance to turn my interest in percussion into a reality and I now thoroughly enjoy being challenged and having a blast making music as part of a concert band.  Anyone wanting a first, second or third chance to play in a concert band, check us out!"   -- Pam Campbell, Percussionist

Do you want to dust off your old instrument and return to playing in a Concert Band?

It's never too late to make music

For those of you with instrument experience Second Chances Community Concert Band is starting the winter semester of our ninth great year of growth and musicianship. Can I mention how fun it is? New members are certainly welcome. Join us on Tuesday, January 9 in the Queen Charlotte Band Room. Registration is at 6:30, practice starts at 7:00.

New members may pay at the end of practice or next week.

Philosophy: The performance of music in an ensemble is an experience which provides enrichment and joy for both the performer and the audience which shares that performance.

Experienced music educators Allie McCrady and Rowan Fitzgerald offer their expertise and guidance in weekly practices held in the Queen Charlotte Intermediate School band room.

 

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.