Band Notes

Objectives for the week of

Tuesday November 1, 2016

We'll run through Suite of Old French Songs. Everybody review #3 Bon Voyage leading in to bar 35. Pay close attention at bar 47 if you are not playing the melody.
Second Conductor: 
Run through Postcard from Pittsburgh: Know your lick and stick to it! We'll be playing this in the next concert.
When you're playing "The Red Covered Bridge" remember it could be a Bridge Out of Madison County.

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.

Rowan Fitzgerald and Allie McCrady form new group

For many decades, the instrumental music programs of PEI have been producing passionate musicians. While some of these musicians have made music an integral part of their professional careers, many others said good-bye to their music-making upon graduating high school. Last fall, Holland College began a concert band program to help provide a performance opportunity for musicians who may not be pursuing music as a career, but who still love to play. This band performs at a high school level and has been steadily growing in numbers since it’s inception one year ago.