Band Notes

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Kids will be back in school and with that we will soon be returning to Queen Charlotte for first practice.

Back to school apple with books and apple

Please arrive by 6:30 with your registration fee of $50.00.

 

New members are welcome. If you are unsure then drop by for a test run. Bring your instrument and you can play along.

Don't have an instrument? No worries. We may be able to help. Contact us. Either here or on Facebook.

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 up again for our ninth great year of growth and musicianship. Can I mention how fun it is? New members are certainly welcome. Come check us out on Tuesday September 12th as we start our new season. Registration is at 6:30, practice starts at 7:00.

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.

Join us in September!

In the News

Special Celebrations Across Canada!

As we honour Canada 150, Charlottetown, the birthplace of confederation is getting ready for an “epic” day-long Music Monday celebration – “Music Monday In The Streets”.

There will be clinics, Jazz Improv with Rowan Fitzgerald, artwork created to music, multi-cultural presentations, and showcase performances. A march is planned up Great George Street to Provence House. Throughout the day, you will hear Aboriginal music, rock bands, jazz, folk and choristers.

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.