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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.

Festival – 2017 Annapolis Community Band Festival @ Annapolis Royal Fire Hall
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm

Annapolis Basin Community Band Festival
Hosted by: Annapolis Basin Community Band, Annapolis Royal NS
When: July 21-23, 2017
Where: Annapolis Royal Fire Hall (5 St. Anthony St, Annapolis Royal, NS)

2017 Brochure:
– coming soon –

2017 Guest Conductors:
– coming soon –

2017 Band Levels
Band Fest 2016 will feature two bands! The Champlain Band for intermediate-advanced players and the MacKay Band for beginning-intermediate players.

Pre registration is very helpful to us for assembling the music folders ahead of time. Register by July 1, 2017 to receive early bird discount! Looking forward to seeing everyone!

2017 Venue
Annapolis Royal Fire Hall
5 Anthony Street, Annapolis Royal

2017 Final Concert
Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 2:00pm
Fort Anne National Historic Site

2017 Cost:
The registration fee is $75 per participant, $55 for each additional family musician. Full time students pay a reduced fee of $40. This price includes coffee breaks and a Saturday evening dinner and dance.

2017 Accommodation:
For a list of accommodation options and prices, please visit www.annapolisroyal.com


Festival – 2017 Sydney Community Band Festival @ Victoria Park Armories
Sep 22 – Sep 24 all-day


Sydney Community Band Festival
Hosted by: Second Wind Community Band, Sydney NS
When: September 22-24, 2017
Where: Victoria Park Armories (Esplanade St, Sydney, NS near Nepean Street)

2017 Guest Conductors:

There will be two levels of concert band included, a MacKay Band for those players with less experience, and a more advanced band for everyone else.

Schedule for the weekend:
2017 Sydney Band Fest Schedule – TBA

Flyer / Brochure
2017 Sydney Band Fest Flyer – TBA

To Register
contact Elizabeth Buffett: buffettelizabeth@gmail.com

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 (unconfirmed)
composer Robert Buckley (unconfirmed)

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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