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.

Nov
4
Sat
Fall Clinics – Trumpets and Double Reeds @ Second Chances Rehearsal Space
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Second Chances Fall Season Instrumental Clinics
Cost:
$15 for 2hr session
Any member in good standing with the Second Chances Community Band program is invited to attend.

November 4th, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00pm
Trumpet – Sue Mantin
Double Reeds – Serena Godmire

Nov
18
Sat
Fall Clinics – Saxes & Trombones @ Second Chances Rehearsal Space
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Second Chances Fall Season Instrumental Clinics
Cost:
$15 for 2hr session
Any member in good standing with the Second Chances Community Band program is invited to attend.

November 19th, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00pm
Saxophones – Mark Cuming
Trombones – Dave Staples

Nov
26
Sun
44th Annual Spryfield Santa Claus Parade @ Spryfield, Nova Scotia
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Spryfield Santa Claus Parade

A call to participate in the 44th Annual Spryfield Santa Claus Parade.  As the longest running Santa Claus Parade east of Montreal we want to make this years Parade a very special event.

The parade usually begins at Punch Bowl Drive at 2 p.m. and continues along Herring Cove Road to Dentith Road before concluding at the South Centre Mall (Canadian Tire/Lawtons/No Frills).  Residents throughout the municipality are invited to come out to enjoy the event.

Presented by the Spryfield and District Business Commission, the Spryfield Santa Claus Parade is a community oriented event designed for one and all.  The parade’s main objective is to put a “Christmas Smile” on the young and the young at heart.  This traditional Christmas event is organized by local volunteers and is always well attended by many people from near and far.

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The Second Chances Community Concert Band is participating again this year in the parade. We will be meeting on Punch Bowl Drive at 1:00pm, Sunday November 26th.  We will only have 1 hour to decorate and prepare the flatbed truck in order to make it safe to ride on.

WHAT TO BRING: Warm jacket, hat that covers your ears (no Santa hats or costumes pls), gloves (remember the idea of buying cheap gloves from dollar store and cutting finger tips out of them), clothes pins, chair, music stand, instrument, Classic Christmas Carols for Band.

PERCUSSION: The percussionists will need to know what they need and arrange to bring it along.

PARKING: I would suggest, if at all possible, to park your cars in the South Centre Mall parking lot and then carpool with fewer cars down the parade route to Punch Bowl Drive.  This way, you will have your cars waiting for you at the end of the parade route.  It will also save you headaches trying to find parking on or around Punch Bowl Drive. Contact me if you would like me to help put you in contact with other band members to carpool with.

MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW

Dec
16
Sat
Concert – Second Chances 6th Annual Holiday Concert @ Halifax Central Library
Dec 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

 

6th Annual Holiday Concert
Second Chances Community Band of Nova Scotia
Saturday, December 16th, 2017 at 11:00am,  location: Halifax Central Library
conductors: Stephanie McKeown and Chris Ward

With Performances by:
Second Chances Concert Band
Second Chances Beginner Band
Second Chances Jazz Band
Second Chances Show Band
Second Chances Percussion Ensemble

Jan
9
Tue
Jan 2018 Reading Session – Beginner Band @ Long & McQuade Administrative Offices
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Second Chances Community Band Program of Nova Scotia
Winter Season Reading Session & First Rehearsal – Beginner Level
January 9, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Long & McQuade Administrative Offices, 264 Herring Cove Road, Spryfield (use lower side door, marked Unit 101)

  • ALL ARE WELCOME
  • no commitment to join the ensemble for the Winter Season (although we would love to have you)
  • an opportunity to sightread a number of selections that the Second Chances Beginner Band will be working on for the Atlantic Festival of Music and their 6th Annual Spring Concert in April
  • come on out, meet some new friends, enjoy a fun evening of reading and making music
Jan
10
Wed
Jan 2018 Reading Session – Concert Band @ Long & McQuade Administrative Offices
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Second Chances Community Band Program of Nova Scotia
Reading Session, 2018 Winter Season
Second Chances Concert Band
January 10th, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Long & McQuade Administrative Offices, 264 Herring Cove Road, Spryfield (use lower side entrance, marked Unit 101)

  • ALL ARE WELCOME
  • no commitment to join the ensemble for the entire winter season (although we would love to have you)
  • an opportunity to sightread a number of selections that the Second Chances Concert Band will be working on for their 2018 Winter season
  • come on out, meet some new friends, enjoy a fun evening of reading and making music
Jan
11
Thu
Jan 2018 First Rehearsal – Jazz Band @ Long & McQuade Administrative Offices
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Second Chances Community Band Program of Nova Scotia
First Rehearsal, 2018 Winter Season
Second Chances Jazz Band
January 11th, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Long & McQuade Administrative Offices, 264 Herring Cove Road, Spryfield (use lower side entrance, marked Unit 101)

  • ALL ARE WELCOME
  • no commitment to join the ensemble for the entire winter season (although we would love to have you)
  • an opportunity to sightread a number of selections that the Second Chances Jazz Band will be working on for their 2018 Winter season
  • come on out, meet some new friends, enjoy a fun evening of reading and making music
Apr
25
Wed
Festival – 2018 Atlantic Festival of Music @ Mount St. Vincent University
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day

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The Atlantic Festival of Music 2018
Mount St. Vincent University
April 25th through 27th, 2017

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.

BEGINNER BAND   TBA
CONCERT BAND   TBA
(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.

Concert Schedule TBA

 

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AFM Instrument Clinics
All are free for festival participants.  Check the pdf file below for more specific times and locations

Instrumental Clinic Schedule TBA

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AFM Vocal Clinics
All free for all festival participants.  Check the pdf file below for more specific times and locations

Vocal Clinic Schedule TBA

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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