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2017 Fall Season
Week 8
October 25, 2017
7 Rehearsals Left Before December Concert

Order of Rehearsal:

  1.  Warm Up
  2. Chorale Sightreading – 66 Festive  and Famous Chorales for Band
  3. Bring all of your music and your worksheet. We will be having a guest conductor this week.

Yamaha Sponsored Clinician: Kevin Hamlin

Recently retired as head of music at Collingwood Collegiate, Kevin Hamlin has been appointed to be Yamaha’s first Educator-in-Residence. Kevin’s near 30-year career highlighted some of the highest retention rates of most school music programs in Canada.

● Arts Department Leader and Music Department Head at Collingwood Collegiate for 29 years, building one of the largest and most diverse programs in the province of Ontario.
● National Level Adjudicator: MusicFest Canada Nationals and other Regional Festivals across the country.
● Awarded Keith Mann Outstanding Band Director (2015) by MusicFest Canada National governing body. This award is given to only one music teacher chosen from across the country each year.
● Regular presenter at Ontario Music Educator’s Conference on a wide range of topics.
● Guest speaker at University B. Music programs, Faculties of Education, School Board workshops.
● Workshop clinician for school Boards and individual schools.
● Completely versed in all aspects of program development, class pedagogy, rehearsal techniques, and Festival preparation.
● Effective communicator in front of audiences of any size.
● Awarded Collingwood Arts Award (2015)
● Awarded Order of Collingwood (2016)
● Chosen as Yamaha Music Canada’s first Educator-In-Residence, working across the country adjudicating band festivals, providing Board wide workshops, and individual school based clinics.

December Concert (proposed)

  1. Three Folk Miniatures
  2. Old Churches
  3. Rocky Mountain Lullaby
  4. Land of the Midnight Sun
  5. Chasing Sunlight

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2017 Fall Season
Week 7
October 18, 2017
8 Rehearsals Left Before December Concert

 

Order of Rehearsal:

  1.  Warm Up
  2. Chorale Sightreading – 66 Festive  and Famous Chorales for Band
  3. 2017 Fall Worksheet
  4. Chasing Sunlight – continue rehearsing
  5. Rocky Mountain Lullaby – opening: will run a few times for clarity, then will begin rehearsing main portion of the piece
  6. Land of the Midnight Sun – will focus on the faster sections
  7. Old Churches – will break down each gregorian chant style section of the piece and play these individually first, then will begin putting it all back together

December Concert (proposed)

  1. Three Folk Miniatures
  2. Old Churches
  3. Rocky Mountain Lullaby
  4. Land of the Midnight Sun
  5. Chasing Sunlight

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2017 Fall Season
Week 6
October 11, 2017

New Worksheet: Please take a moment to print off the 2017 Fall Worksheet if you have not already done so.

Order of Rehearsal:

  1.  Warm Up
  2. Chorale Sightreading – 66 Festive  and Famous Chorales for Band
  3. 2017 Fall Worksheet
  4. Three Folk Miniatures, Mvt 1
  5. Three Folk Miniatures, Mvt 2
  6. Land of the Midnight Sun
  7. Old Churches
  8. Rocky Mountain Lullaby

December Concert (proposed)

  1. Three Folk Miniatures
  2. Old Churches
  3. Rocky Mountain Lullaby
  4. Land of the Midnight Sun
  5. Chasing Sunlight

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2017 Fall Season
Week 5
October 4, 2017

New Worksheet: Please check back to the objectives page this week for the 2017 Fall Worksheet. It will be ready and posted by Saturday evening, if not sooner (I hope). I’m just putting the final touches on it.

Worksheet:
2017 Fall Rep Worksheet – 1-01 Flute
2017 Fall Rep Worksheet – 2-01 Oboe
2017 Fall Rep Worksheet – 2-02 Bassoon
2017 Fall Rep Worksheet – 3-01 Clarinet
2017 Fall Rep Worksheet – 3-02 Bass Clarinet
2017 Fall Rep Worksheet – 4-01 Alto Sax
2017 Fall Rep Worksheet – 4-02 Tenor Sax
2017 Fall Rep Worksheet – 4-03 Bari Sax
2017 Fall Rep Worksheet – 5-01 Trumpet
2017 Fall Rep Worksheet – 6-01 French Horn
2017 Fall Rep Worksheet – 7-01 Trombone
2017 Fall Rep Worksheet – 8-01 Baritone TC
2017 Fall Rep Worksheet – 8-02 Baritone BC
2017 Fall Rep Worksheet – 8-03 Tuba
2017 Fall Rep Worksheet – 9-01 Percussion

Order of Rehearsal:

  1.  Warm Up
  2. Chorale Sightreading – 66 Festive  and Famous Chorales for Band
  3. Three Folk Miniatures, Mvt 3
  4. Chasing Sunlight
  5. Old Churches
  6. Rocky Mountain Lullaby

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2017 Fall Season
Week 4
September 27, 2017


Order of Rehearsal:

  1.  Warm Up
  2. Chorale Sightreading – 66 Festive  and Famous Chorales for Band
  3. Three Folk Miniatures, Mvt 1 – will work on getting all of the  full band shot note passages together… particular attention will be given to off beats.
  4. Three Folk Miniatures, Mvt 2 – continue refining our understanding of 6/8 time, clear up entries after each fermata, trumpets please have your straight mutes
  5. Land of the Midnight Sun – will begin with slower opening to 15. Then, if time, will begin digging into the faster portion of the work
  6. Rocky Mountain Lullaby – continue working on and clarifying the opening… will run through opening a few times to create effect of hiking through the rocky mountains.
  7. IF TIME – Old Churches

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2017 Fall Season
Week 3
September 20, 2017

Reminder: This week’s rehearsal will be the first that we switch to the 66 Festive and Famous Chorales for Band book.

Order of Rehearsal:

  1.  Warm Up
  2. Chorale Sightreading – 66 Festive  and Famous Chorales for Band
  3. Three Folk Miniatures, Mvt 3
  4. Old Churches
  5. Land of the Midnight Sun
  6. IF TIME – Rocky Mountain Lullaby

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2017 Fall Season
Week 2
September 13, 2017

Reminder: This week’s rehearsal will be the final rehearsal before our final summer season “performance”.  The Second Chances Band is scheduled to perform as part of the Spryfield Harvest Festival’s Family Fun Day in the afternoon of Saturday, September 16th, 2017. Stay tuned for further details.

Order of Rehearsal:

  1.  Warm Up
  2. Chorale Sightreading – Bach and Before for Band (David Newell)
  3. Three Folk Miniatures, Mvt 1
  4. Three Folk Miniatures, Mvt 2
  5. IF TIME before break: Three Folk Miniatures, Mvt 3
  6. AFTER BREAK: run through of all summer music
  7. Activity March
    Here, There and Everywhere
    Mallet Maniacs
    Caprice
    Ave Verum Corpus
    Star Wars
    Grant County Celebration
    Hawaii Five-O
    Hey Jude

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2017 Fall Season
Week 1
September 6, 2017


Order of Rehearsal:

  1.  Warm Up
  2. Chorale Sightreading – Bach and Before for Band (David Newell)
  3. Anne of Green Gables (Selections from the Musicals)
  4. Chasing Sunlight
  5. Hallelujah
  6. Land of the Midnight Sun
  7. Middleton March
  8. Old Churches
  9. Petty Harbour Bait Skiff (Newfoundland Folk Song)
  10. Prairie Wedding
  11. Rocky Mountain Lullaby
  12. Scene in Iqaluit
  13. Three Folk Miniatures (French Canadian Songs)

FEES for September:
In September, each member of the Second Chances Concert Band will be asked for the fall season’s registration fee.

$150  registration fee (1st group)
$75  registration fee for any additional ensemble

1st Ensemble 2nd Ensemble
Registration Fee $150.00 $75.00
Atlantic Festival of Music
– – January only – –
$40.00 (tax incl.) $20.00 (tax incl.)
$150.00 $75.00
TOTAL $225.00
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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2017 Summer Season
Week 16
August 23, 2017

Reminder: This week’s rehearsal will be the final rehearsal of the summer season. There will NOT be a rehearsal on August 30th. Our fall season will begin with a reading session the following week (Sept. 6th). Anyone and everyone is invited to join us for the reading session with no obligation to join the band for the fall season.

Order of Rehearsal:

  1.  Warm Up
  2. Chorale Sightreading – Bach and Before for Band (David Newell)
  3. A Random Selection from the following titles:
  4. Activity March
  5. Here, There and Everywhere
  6. Mallet Maniacs
  7. Star Trek The Motion Picture
  8. Caprice
  9. Raider’s March
  10. Ave Verum Corpus
  11. Star Wars
  12. Grant County Celebration
  13. Hawaii Five-O
  14. Hey Jude

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