Event Calendar

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Event Calendar

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.

Aug
29
Tue
Concert – Second Chances Jazz & Show Band – Summer Sounds at Barrington @ St. Matthew's United Church
Aug 29 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

 

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St. Matthew’s United Church, 1479 Barrington Street, Halifax
Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Performance is part of St. Matthew’s Church Summer Concert Series “Summer Sounds at Barrington”.

Free will offering, suggested $5

Sep
5
Tue
Fall 2017 – Beginner Band Information Meeting @ Long & McQuade Administrative Building (Unit 101)
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Second Chances Beginner Band Program – Fall 2017
Information Meeting – Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 from 7:00-8:30pm
Long & McQuade Administrative Building, 264 Herring Cove Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • Would you like to learn to read music and play a band instrument?
  • This will be a general presentation for those interested in the newest beginner session of the Second Chances Community Band
  • a representative from Long and McQuade will be present to discuss rental options for any chosen instrument
  • a selection of instruments will be available for you to try in case you haven’t made up your mind which one best suits you
  • no pressure to enroll (but we would love to have you)
  • more information to come, check back soon…

 

Sep
6
Wed
Fall 2017 – Concert Band – Initial Reading Session @ Long & McQuade Administrative Building (Unit 101)
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Second Chances Community Band Program of Nova Scotia
Initial Reading Session – Fall 2017 Concert Band
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 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 fall season.
Sep
7
Thu
Fall 2017 Jazz Band – Initial Reading Session @ Long & McQuade Administrative Building (Unit 101)
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Second Chances Community Band Program of Nova Scotia
Initial Reading Session – Fall 2017 Jazz Band
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Long & McQuade Administrative Building (Unit 101), 264 Herring Cove Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • Who should attend?   YOU!
  • intended for MEMBERS OF THE SECOND CHANCES BAND PROGRAM
  • intended for MEMBERS OF ANY LOCAL COMMUNITY BANDS
  • intended for MEMBERS OF ANY LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL BANDS
  • EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
  • a $10 donation to the program is requested from all who attend the evening
  • Jazz Program Instructor – Stephanie McKeown
  • The assembled musicians will be reading through a number of charts intended for the Second Chances Jazz Band fall season.
Sep
10
Sun
Fall 2017 – Show Band – first rehearsal @ Long & McQuade Administrative Building (Unit 101)
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Second Chances Community Band Program of Nova Scotia
First Rehearsal Session – Fall 2017 Show Band
Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Long & McQuade Administrative Building (Unit 101), 264 Herring Cove Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • Who should attend?
  • intended for MEMBERS OF THE SECOND CHANCES SHOW BAND PROGRAM only
  • Show Band Program Conductor – Stephanie McKeown
  • The assembled musicians will be reading through a number of charts intended for the Second Chances Show Band fall season.
Sep
16
Sat
Concert – SC Concert, Jazz & Show Bands @ Spryfield Village Harvest Festival @ Spryfield City Church
Sep 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

2017 Spryfield Village Harvest Festival

The Spryfield Village Harvest Festival will take place over three consecutive days from September 15-17, 2017

The Second Chances Community Concert Band, Jazz Band and Show Band have all been asked to perform during the Family Fun Day portion of the festival on Saturday, September 16th.  The event will take place in the festival tent set up just outside our normal rehearsal location, in the City Church parking lot.

Schedule:

12:30pm                            Advanced team arrives to move percussion gear
1:30pm                               Arrive – Second Chances Concert Band players
2:00pm                               Welcome and Introductions, then O’Canada
2:05pm                               Second Chances Concert Band performs
2:30pm                               Arrive – Second Chances Jazz Band/Show Band
2:50pm                               End Concert Band portion, set up for Jazz
3:00pm                               Second Chances Jazz Band performs
3:30pm                               Second Chances Show Band performs
4:00pm                               Performance ends, tear down and return gear

Program Order:
– TBA –

 

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

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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:
TBA

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

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 (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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