Band Notes

Interactive Piano Reference to All Major & Minor Scales

A magical collection of interactive music theory tools & visual reference pages to learn music online for free

Here's a visual & interactive chart/reference for all the major and natural minor scales, their notes/pitches, layout on the piano keyboard, chords in the key of, and their relative minor or major. Use the banner at the bottom to jump to the different major or minor scales.

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 the fall semester of our 15th great year of growth and musicianship. Can I mention how fun it is? New members are certainly welcome. Join us on Tuesday, September 12th in the Queen Charlotte Band Room. Registration is at 6:30, practice starts at 7:00.

New members may test us out for a night before deciding to join. Bring your instrument. Sit where ever you feel comfortable but you will have to look on for music if we don't know you are coming. So. Drop us a line. Get in touch!

What do you play? Or maybe yet, what do you want to play?

We are not providing absolute beginner instruction any more, but we trust you know your capabilites in picking up a new instrument.  Just do it!!!

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.


Storm Policy

If the Eastern School district has closed the schools for the day or during the day practice is cancelled.
If the weather turns nasty after school is out I will send an email before 6:00 PM
If you feel that the weather is too nasty for you to travel safely, practice is cancelled for you.

Second Chances Community Band of Charlottetown PEI is listed on:

Canadian Community Band & Orchestra Resources  provides a thorough search of links and resources for the amateur bandsman and/or orchestral musician in Canada.

In the News

A community band made up of members of all ages from across the Maritimes is performing for the world this week in Pamplona, Spain.

Sean Patrick Young

The Maritime Community Band is a one-time-only group that has come together just for the cross-Atlantic trip.

Rowan FitzGerald is a retired music educator from P.E.I. who is playing alto saxophone with the band while in Spain. When he is on the Island, he is one of three co-conductors of the Second Chances Band, which has a mandate to give adults another chance to learn an instrument.

The Maritime Community Band includes members of the Second Chances Bands in Charlottetown, Fredericton and Halifax and two other P.E.I. bands.

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.