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Welcome to the Events Page for the Second Chances Community Band Program of Nova Scotia.  The page will be updated on a regular basis with current events in our province that may interest the Second Chances Membership. Everything from performances by interesting local ensembles, special events, clinics/workshops, festivals, and our own performances will be included here.

If you know of an upcoming event that you feel should be included on this page, please let me know using the Contact Us page of our website.

Apr
25
Wed
Festival – 2018 Atlantic Festival of Music @ Mount Saint Vincent University
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day

The Atlantic Festival of Music 2018
Mount St. Vincent University
April 25th through 27th, 2018

The beautiful campus of Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia is host to the Atlantic Festival of Music, the largest band and choral festival on the East Coast of Canada.  Each year, approximately 3000 musicians from Canada and the United States perform for and receive adjudication from internationally recognized adjudicators.  Evening concerts, instrument specific clinics, workshops and participants’ dances are all part of the event.

Once again this year, the Second Chances Community Band Program concert bands will both be participating in this valuable festival and receiving adjudications that will help the ensemble to improve their musicality.  Details to follow…

Atlantic Festival of Music – Schedule 2018

Second Chances Performances
Please make every effort to arrive an hour before our scheduled performance time.  This will give you enough time to warm up a bit on your own before we are escorted to the official warm up room a 1/2 hour before our performance begins.

CONCERT BAND   Wednesday, April 25th, 2018, 5:00pm (please try to arrive at 4:00pm for warm up)

BEGINNER BAND   Thursday, April 26th, 2018, 5:00pm (please try to arrive at 4:00pm for warm up)

(please make arrangements to arrive an hour before our scheduled performance time)

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AFM Concerts
Having paid your festival registration fees, you are able to attend performances by any of the guest performers.

7:00pm Wednesday April 25, 2018:  Riot Squad Jazz Quintet

6:30pm Thursday April 26, 2018:  TorQ Percussion Ensemble

7:30pm Thursday April 26, 2018:  TorQ Percussion Ensemble

7:00pm Friday April 27, 2018:  TorQ Percussion Ensemble

7:00pm Saturday April 28, 2018:  Juvenata Massed Choir Concert (Extra Cost: $15 per attendee)

 

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AFM Instrument Clinics
All are free for festival participants.  Check below for more specific times. Locations will be announced shortly

Wednesday April 25 – Junior Clinic (10:00am)
Wednesday April 25 – Senior Clinic (11:00am)
Wednesday April 25 – Junior Clinic (1:00pm)
Wednesday April 25 – Senior Clinic (2:00pm)

Thursday April 26 – Junior Clinic (10:00am)
Thursday April 26 – Senior Clinic (11:00am)
Thursday April 26 – Junior Clinic (1:00pm)
Thursday April 26 – Senior Clinic (2:00pm)

Friday April 27 – Junior Clinic (10:00am)
Friday April 27 – Senior Clinic (11:00am)
Friday April 27 – Junior Clinic (1:00pm)
Friday April 27 – Senior Clinic (2:00pm)

 

L&M Clinic: Rozalind “Flute Loops” MacPhail @ Long & McQuade - Halifax
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Gemeinhardt artist/clinician Rozalind “Flute Loops” MacPhail is hitting the road to teach Learn How to Loop clinics at Long & McQuade locations across Eastern Canada!
Join Rozalind in this interactive workshop where she inspires musicians of all levels to explore the world of looping through Ableton Live. It’s easier than you think! Plus, don’t miss this special opportunity for flutists — a display of Gemeinhardt flutes and piccolos will be available to try during each clinic

Rozalind MacPhail recently took home an ECMA for Electronic Recording of the Year and Music NL’s Female Artist of the Year. One of the world’s most innovative leaders in flute looping and live film scoring, this classically-trained flutist blends effected flute, electronics, voice, omnichord, field recordings and silent film through Ableton Live.

Co-sponsored by Gemeinhardt and Long & McQuade.

Wednesday, April 25 @ 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Long & McQuade – Halifax, Halifax, NS
RSVP to Thayne at tcampbell@long-mcquade.com

May
9
Wed
Summer 2018 – Concert Band – Reading Session @ Second Chances Rehearsal Space
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Second Chances Community Band Program of Nova Scotia
Initial Reading Session – Summer 2018 Concert Band
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
Wednesday, May 9, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Long & McQuade Administrative Building (Unit 101), 264 Herring Cove Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • Who should attend?     YOU!
  • for MEMBERS OF THE SECOND CHANCES BAND PROGRAM
  • for MEMBERS OF ANY LOCAL COMMUNITY BANDS
  • for MEMBERS OF ANY LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL BANDS
  • for anyone dusting off their instrument & wanting to play again
  • EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
  • a $10 donation to the program is requested of all who attend the evening
  • Concert Band Conductor – Chris Ward
  • The assembled musicians will be reading through a number of charts intended for the Second Chances Concert Band summer season.
May
25
Fri
Festival – 2018 Community Band Festival – Halifax, NS @ Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax
May 25 @ 6:30 pm – May 27 @ 4:30 pm

2018 Halifax Community Band Festival
Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
May 25th-27th, 2018
Hosted by:
Second Chances Community Band Program of Nova Scotia

Guest Conductors Include:
Dr. Mark Hopkins (confirmed)
composer Robert Buckley (confirmed)

BROCHURE – 2018 Halifax Community Band Festival (coming soon)

  • Stay tuned for more details or check out the pages of our website dedicated to this event!

The 2018 Halifax Community Band Festival is being proudly hosted by:
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Jul
20
Fri
Festival – 2018 Annapolis Community Band Festival @ Annapolis Royal Fire Hall
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 22 @ 4:00 pm

Annapolis Basin Community Band Festival
Hosted by: Annapolis Basin Community Band, Annapolis Royal NS
When: July 20-22, 2018
Where: Annapolis Royal Fire Hall (5 St. Anthony St, Annapolis Royal, NS)

2018 Poster:

2018 Guest Conductors:
Mark Cuming
Richard Bennett

Pre registration is very helpful to us for assembling the music folders ahead of time. Register by July 1, 2018 to receive early bird discount! Looking forward to seeing everyone!

2018 Venue
Annapolis Royal Fire Hall
5 Anthony Street, Annapolis Royal

2018 Final Concert
Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 2:00pm
Fort Anne National Historic Site

2018 Cost:
The registration fee is $100 per participant ($90 if paid by July 1st), $70 for each additional family musician. Full time students pay a reduced fee of $50. This price includes instruction time, coffee breaks and a Saturday evening dinner and dance.

2018 Accommodation:
For a list of accommodation options and prices, please visit www.annapolisroyal.com

Website
https://annapolisbasincommunityband.wordpress.com/bandfest/

Aug
8
Wed
Concert – SC Concert Band @ Scott Manor House @ Scott Manor House
Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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Second Chances Community Band Program of Nova Scotia
2018 Summer Season, Informal Outdoor Rehearsal
Second Chances Community Concert Band
August 8th, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
RAIN DATE SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 22nd, 2018
Scott Manor House, 15 Fort Sackville Road, Bedford, NS

  • ALL ARE WELCOME
  • donations for the program will gladly be accepted
  • an opportunity for the players in the Second Chances Concert Band to highlight some of the music they have been working on during the 2018 Summer season
  • the Second Chances Community Concert Band is conducted by Chris Ward
  • come on out, bring a lawn chair, a hat and some sunglasses, meet some new friends, enjoy a fun evening of making music

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