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2018 Winter Season
Week 2
January 16, 2018

 

Please Note: There will be a clarinet clinic offered to Second Chances Band members (Beginner OR Concert Band) on January 13th from 3:00-5:00pm in the rehearsal space. I apologize for the short notice, I forgot to mention it in rehearsal last week. The cost is $15 and the clinician is with Pam Paddock. I will be on site as well and hope that you might be able to take advantage of this opportunity to work with a talented teacher and clarinet player.

New Players: Please take a few moments to create an account on our website. You will need to submit your proposed USERNAME, your E-MAIL address, and your INSTRUMENT. Once you gain access, please print off a copy of the two Music Theory Notes handouts, the Bb Concert Scale Study sheet, the Eb Concert Scale Study sheet, and the F Concert Scale Study sheet for your instrument.  It is available on the download resources page of our website HERE (new players will have to create a username to gain access)

Order of Rehearsal:

  • Warm Up: first 5 notes of the Bb Concert Scale
  • continue review of Sound Innovations book, working toward where we left off last December
  • Creepy Crawlies – will begin working on the piece in small sections, helping everyone with rhythms and notes.

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2018 Winter Season
Week 1
January 9, 2018

 

Order of Rehearsal:

  • Warm Up
  • Introduction of Everyone
  • Answer questions about the program: fees, bands available, discussion of instrumental balance within our group, plan for next few months, joining the main concert band next year, concert in December, etc…
  • we will be starting from the beginning of the Sound Innovations book again, quickly reviewing what it is that we have learned up to this point in the year. It is my intention to get through about half of the material covered last season. The remainder will be covered next week.
  • Creepy Crawlies – sight reading, rough read through

FEES for January:
In January, each member of the Second Chances Concert Band will be asked for the winter season’s registration fee, in addition to the fee for the Atlantic Festival of Music

$150  registration fee (1st group)
$43.13 Atlantic Festival of Music fee (inc. tax, held in trust)

1st Ensemble 2nd Ensemble
Registration Fee $150.00 n/a
Atlantic Festival of Music
– – January only – –
$43.13 (tax incl.) n/a
$193.13 n/a
TOTAL n/a
TOTAL


Halifax Community Band Festival

Also, don’t forget about our very own Halifax Community Band Festival being held at Mount Saint Vincent University on May 25th through 27th 2018! This is the weekend we host players from various different community bands from all over the Maritime provinces for a fellowship of music making and networking. Make sure you mark it on your calendar! Its a great chance to learn from great guest conductors and meet new friends who love to play as well!
website: http://www.secondchancesband-ns.com/hfx-band-fest/

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2017 Fall Season
Week 15
December 12, 2017

 

Please Note: There will be a joint rehearsal with the Concert Band tomorrow evening Wednesday, December 13th. This rehearsal will be our chance to practice the joint piece, Mele Kalikimaka with the larger concert band.

Order of Rehearsal:

  • Warm Up: Bb Concert Scale Study Sheet, will continue working with rhythm studies using the scale
  • Caribbean Delight
  • Cats in the Cradle
  • Mele Kalikimaka
  • Sound Innovations: run through concert material
    Demonstration (run through)
    #28 (solo/tutti)
    #29 (round)
    #56 (duet)
    #76
    #78 The Rose
    #86 Leaving on a Jet Plane
  • Sound Innovations: continue from exercise #95 Golden Days of Yore

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2017 Fall Season
Week 14
December 5, 2017

 

Please Note: There will be a joint rehearsal with the Concert Band on Wednesday, December 13th. This rehearsal will be our chance to practice the joint piece, Mele Kalikimaka with the larger concert band.

Order of Rehearsal:

  • Warm Up: Bb Concert Scale Study Sheet, will attempt some rhythm studies using the scale
  • Caribbean Delight
  • Cats in the Cradle
  • Mele Kalikimaka
  • Sound Innovations: run through concert material
    Demonstration (run through)
    #28 (solo/tutti)
    #29 (round)
    #56 (duet)
    #76
    #78 The Rose
    #86 Leaving on a Jet Plane
  • Sound Innovations: continue from exercise #86 Leaving on a Jet Plane

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2017 Fall Season
Week 13
November 28, 2017

 

Please Note: There will be a joint rehearsal with the Concert Band on Wednesday, December 13th. This rehearsal will be our chance to practice the joint piece, Mele Kalikimaka with the larger concert band.

Order of Rehearsal:

  • Warm Up: Bb Concert Scale Study Sheet, focus on chromatic scale
  • Mele Kalikimaka
  • Cats in the Cradle
  • Caribbean Delight
  • Sound Innovations: run through concert material
    Demonstration (run through)
    #28 (solo/tutti)
    #29 (round)
    #56 (duet)
    #76
    #78 The Rose
    #86 Leaving on a Jet Plane
  • Sound Innovations: continue from exercise #86 Leaving on a Jet Plane

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2017 Fall Season
Week 12
November 21, 2017

 

Please Note: There will be a joint rehearsal with the Concert Band on Wednesday, December 6th. This rehearsal will be our chance to practice the joint piece, Mele Kalikimaka with the larger concert band.

Order of Rehearsal:

  • Warm Up: Bb Concert Scale Study Sheet, focus on chromatic scale
  • Mele Kalikimaka
  • Cats in the Cradle
  • Caribbean Delight
  • Sound Innovations: run through concert material
    Demonstration (run through)
    #28 (solo/tutti)
    #29 (round)
    #56 (duet)
    #76
    #78
    #86
  • Sound Innovations: continue from exercise #81

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2017 Fall Season
Week 11
November 14, 2017

Please Note: If you haven’t done so already, please print off a copy of Mele Kalikimaka from the download resources page.

Please Note: There will be a joint rehearsal with the Concert Band on Wednesday, December 6th. This rehearsal will be our chance to practice the joint piece, Mele Kalikimaka with the larger concert band.

Order of Rehearsal:

  • Warm Up: Bb Concert Scale Study Sheet
  • Mele Kalikimaka – will be continuing to work on this piece
  • Cats in the Cradle – will be continuing to work on this piece
  • Caribbean Delight – will focus rehearsal this evening on improving the dynamics and articulations
  • We will discuss and make a plan for our performance in December
  • Sound Innovations: will continue where we left off

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2017 Fall Season
Week 10
November 7, 2017

Please Note: Please print off copies of Mele Kalikimaka from the download resources page and bring it along with you to rehearsal. Thanks

Order of Rehearsal:

  • If you have not done so already, please sign into the website and print off the following from the download resources page: Bb Major Concert Scale Study for Band and Mele Kalikimaka
  • Bb Concert Scale – will begin rehearsal with the new scale study sheet
  • Mele Kalikimaka – initial read through
  • Cats in the Cradle – will be continuing to work on this piece
  • Caribbean Delight – will be continuing to work on this piece
  • Sound Innovations #66 to #76 (or further)

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Second Chances Beginner Band
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2017 Fall Season
Week 9
October 31, 2017

Please Note: Tuesday is Halloween night, as a result we will be rescheduling our rehearsal for another time later in the season. Stay tuned for further details.

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2017 Fall Season
Week 8
October 24, 2017

Please Note: next Tuesday is Halloween night, as a result we will be rescheduling the rehearsal for another time later in the season. Stay tuned for further details.

Order of Rehearsal:

  • Please sign into the website and print off the following from the download resources page: Bb Major Concert Scale Study for Band (for your own instrument)
  • Bb Concert Scale – will begin rehearsal with the new scale study sheet
  • Cats in the Cradle – Harry Chapin arr. Robert W Smith – print only your part(s) from the download resources page of our website
  • Caribbean Delight – Victor Lopez – print only your part(s) from the download resources page of our website
  • Sound Innovations #56 to #66 (or further)

Remember re: Bb Concert Scale:
C instruments:  Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G, A, Bb
Bb instruments:  C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C
Eb instruments:  G, A, B, C, D, E, F#, G

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2017 Fall Season
Week 7
October 17, 2017

 

Order of Rehearsal:

  • Another full night of playing tonight (we had a very successful week last week)
  • Bb Concert Scale – up and down, all 8 notes
  • Sound Innovations #32 to #45 (or further)

Remember re: Bb Concert Scale:
C instruments:  Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G, A, Bb
Bb instruments:  C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C
Eb instruments:  G, A, B, C, D, E, F#, G

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2017 Fall Season
Week 6
October 10, 2017

 

Order of Rehearsal:

  • Full night of playing tonight
  • Sound Innovations #14-30 (or further)

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2017 Fall Season
Week 5
October 3, 2017

Homework:

  1. Register for Second Chances program (if you haven’t done so) using online registration form HERE
  2. Create an account for the website and gain access HERE
  3. Print a copy of Music Theory #2 notes HERE
  4. Practice/Remember your fingerings for our first 3 notes

Order of Rehearsal:

  • Review Again: Sitting Position / Posture
  • Review Again: Rest Position
  • Review Again: Holding Position
  • Review Again: How to Make a Sound / Embouchure
  • Review: Conducting: How does it work?
  • Review: First Note: Concert F
  • Review: Second Note: Concert Eb
  • Review: Third Note: Concert D
  • Music Theory Notes #2 – Time
  • Review Sound Innovations #10-13
  • Sound Innovations #14-20

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2017 Fall Season
Week 4
September 26, 2017

Homework:

  1. Find the website’s objectives page for beginner band (if you’re reading this, you found it)
  2. Listen to a number of recordings by professional players
  3. Music Theory #1 notes, exercises in naming notes
  4. Practice/Remember your fingering for our first note
  5. Review Music Theory #1 notes, come with questions next week
  6. Continue to practice making sound on the instrument

Order of Rehearsal:

  • Review: Conducting: How does it work?
  • Review: First Note: Concert F
  • Second Note: Concert E
  • Review: Music Theory Notes #1 – Pitch (questions?)
  • Intro to the Second Chances Website
  • Begin using Sound Innovations method book together

 

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2017 Fall Season
Week 3
September 19, 2017


Order of Rehearsal:

  1.  Re-Introductions
  2. Review: Seating Arrangement by Section
  3. Review: Assembly / Disassembly
  4. Review: Sitting Position / Posture
  5. Review: Rest Position
  6. Review: Holding Position
  7. Review: How to Make a Sound / Embouchure
  8. Conducting: How does it work?
  9. First Note: Concert D
  10. Second Note: Concert C
  11. Music Reading: The Basics
  12. Music Theory Notes #1 – Pitch
  13. IF TIME: Intro to the Second Chances Website

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2017 Fall Season
Week 2
September 12, 2017

NOTE: today’s rehearsal we will begin using the instruments, please make every effort to have the instrument you have chosen to learn with you for today’s rehearsal.

Order of Rehearsal:

  1.  Introductions
  2. What instruments do we have in the beginner band this fall?
  3. Seating arrangement by instrument/section
  4. Assembly / Disassembly
  5. Sitting Position / Posture
  6. Rest Position / holding it when not playing
  7. Holding Position / holding the instrument when playing
  8. Where do my fingers go?
  9. How do I make a sound / Embouchure
  10. Conducting: How does it work?
  11. Music Reading: the basics

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2017 Fall Season
Week 1
September 5, 2017

 

Annual Beginner Band Information Session:

  1. Introduction to the program
  2. How it works
  3. Cost to you vs expenses to run the program
  4. Introduction to the instruments
  5. How to get an instrument
  6. Chance to ask questions and try the instruments

FEES for September:
In September, each member of the Second Chances Beginner Band will be asked for the fall season’s registration fee. After a few weeks, they will also be asked to acquire a band method book that will be used in class.

$150  registration fee (1st group)
$75  registration fee for any additional ensemble
$30  cost of Sound Innovations Method Book ($38 for combined percussion book)

Non-Percussion Percussion
Registration Fee $150.00 $150.00
Sound Innovations Book $30.00 $38.00
$180.00 $188.00
TOTAL TOTAL

 

Halifax Community Band Festival
Don’t forget about our very own Halifax Community Band Festival being held at St. Mary’s University on May 26th through 28th 2017! This is the weekend to host players from various different community bands from all over the Maritime provinces for a fellowship of music making and networking. Make sure you mark it on your calendar! Its a great chance to learn from great guest conductors and meet new friends who love to play as well!
website: http://www.secondchancesband-ns.com/hfx-band-fest/

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