"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
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".
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.
What a great concert. What a great venue. Thanks for coming out and we hope you had a great time!
I wish I had some photos to share here. If there was anybody in the audience with a camera, or a working video recorder just drop us a line under
Again, what fun! Let's do it again next year!
Note: Lesson learned. It never hurts to bring along a music stand ;)
The kids are heading back to school and we're heading back to Band Practice. Could it even get any better?
Welcome Beginners and Returning Members
We are wrapping up this year with our final concert to be performed Sunday May 29, 2016 at the UPEI Steele Recital Hall.
Tickets will be available soon. Details to follow.
If you would like to join us next fall we would love to hear from you! Registration will be held in September.
Have a great summer.
It's never too late to make music!
We held our annual fall/winter concert at the Steele Recital Hall on Sunday December 6 at 2:30 pm. Allie and Rowan are both enthusiastic about all of the perfomances presented to the audience.
There is much that goes on behind the scenes to organize a Community Concert Band. First and foremost we wish to offer Big Thanks to Allie and Rowan for their years of dedication. I'm sure we all agree that it has been a wonderful experience so far!
Annapolis Royal Community Band Festival
July 18-20, 2013
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
Hosted by the Annapolis Basin Community Band
2014 GUEST CONDUCTORS
Rowan Fitzgerald – retired instrumental music teacher and saxophonist extraordinaire!
Maggie Helms – currently teaches instrumental music at Northeast Kings Education Center. She will be returning to head up the MacKay Band!
Ken Foote – music teacher, trombonist, conductor, adjudicator!
Greetings musical friends,
On behalf of the Second Chances Community Band Society of Nova Scotia, I would like to invite you and any of your musical colleagues to take part in our first Halifax Community Band Festival during the weekend of May 23rd- 25th, 2014 at St. Mary’s University.