Band Notes


Annapolis Royal Community Band Festival
July 18-20, 2013
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
Hosted by the Annapolis Basin Community Band


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!

National Band Week

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.


Summer Band Camp for Adults

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….

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.

Taking a Second Chance

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.