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.
Our November 6th concert is with the students from the Queen Charlotte Intermediate School band program and is a concert in recognition of National Band Week.
It will feature the Queen Charlotte Grade Seven, Eight and Nine Bands.
The performance starts at 7:00 PM and we will be on around 8:00PM to play Crystal Moon, Cathedral Grove and Phantom of the Opera.
*Saturday, October 19, 7:30 pm
MIKE MURLEY JAZZ SEPTET
- Mike Murley, tenor saxophone
- Tara Davidson, soprano/alto saxophone
- Kevin Turcotte, trumpet
- Terry Promane, trombone; David Braid, piano
- Jim Vivian, bass; Ted Warren, drums
$15 Adults/$10 Seniors & Students
Rowan has advance tickets available Tuesday night($15/20)
If you are counting down the days until Second Chances Band resumes on Septemeber 17th take note that there is plenty of music to tide you over until registration!
Enjoy your summer, and check out:
See you in September!
Hello Fellow Adult Band Members!
We have a new Summer Band Camp for adults, which is at New England Music Camp, near Waterville, Maine. All adults are welcome, from, “I just started this year,” to “I’m quite proficient,” and including, “Whew, I haven’t played in years!” There will be two concert bands, a novice/intermediate group and an intermediate/advanced group as well as two swing bands – no auditions; you choose what is best for you. Camp is the week of August 25-31.
Three notes walk into a bar…..a C, E-flat and G. The bartender says, “sorry, but we don’t serve minors.” So E-flat leaves, and C and G have an open fifth between them. After a few drinks, the fifth is diminished and G is out flat. F comes in and tries to augment the situation, but is not sharp enough.
D comes in and heads for the bathroom saying, “Excuse me. I’ll just be a second.”
Then A comes in, but the bartender is not convinced that this relative of C is not a minor.
With the new year fast approaching perhaps you are thinking about resuming a long lost favourite pastime. If playing an instrument in a Concert Band is beckoning to you and you live in the Charlottetown area then Second Chances Community Band may be for you!
The concert band band meets on Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 with two conductors sharing the evening (Rowan Fitzgerald and Allie McCrady). The cost for the term (approx 10 weeks per trimester) is $45.00 which should be brought to the first practice, January 10, 2012.
If you or somebody you know wants to play trombone in a concert band then look no farther. Second Chances Band is recruiting. Drop us a line. Registration takes place in January.
TOH or TOH for saxophones
Many thanks to all who made this evening possible. I'm sure I can speak for the whole band in saying it was a very memorable experience.
Dale (Dr. Lonis) was fun, enthusiastic and extremely clear on many important pointers.