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.

Pamplona — a city in northern Spain best known for its annual running of the bulls — has its own community band, La Pamplonesa. That group is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and decided to celebrate by inviting the globe to their stage.