4th Annual Halifax Community Band Festival
Mount St. Vincent University May 26 – 28, 2017
hosted by: Second Chances Community Band Program of Nova Scotia
PROMO VIDEO #2 – The MacKay “Music for Life” Learning Band
This video was created during the 2016 Halifax Community Band Festival weekend
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 Guest Conductors: – TBA –
There will be two levels of bands – band members who are novice players with more than 1-2 years experience to come and play in the MacKay Band and for those who consider themselves “seasoned musicians”, we have the more advanced band called the Champlain Band. Experience these wonderful musicians and conductors and have lots of fun making music with like minded community band members from around the Maritimes.
The Second Chances Community Band of Nova Scotia is only one of the many community-based musical ensembles in the Atlantic provinces. Together, these many ensembles create a musical network and supportive family that helps promote musical learning and ensemble playing for everyone at any stage of life. The community band festivals, hosted in different communities throughout Nova Scotia each year, are an opportunity for the many members of this Atlantic Canadian musical family to come together, learn from each others experience, celebrate each others successes, build lasting friendships, and make memorable music together.
We are hosting the 3rd Annual Halifax Community Band Festival during the weekend of May 26th through 28th, 2017 and we hope you will consider joining us! The Band Fest committee has begun the process of organizing and raising the necessary funds to make this valuable community band weekend a success! There is much work to do in preparation for what could potentially become the largest community band festival in Atlantic Canada!
2016 PROMOTIONAL VIDEO
THE HALIFAX COMMUNITY BAND FESTIVAL – AN OVERVIEW
2017 PROMOTIONAL VIDEO
THE MACKAY “MUSIC FOR LIFE” LEARNING BAND
Again this year, the Halifax Community Band Festival will offer two levels of playing ensemble:
1. A Beginner Ensemble, called the Ron MacKay band – for players with 1-2 years of experience. Who is Ron MacKay, you ask? Find out here: Ron MacKay Bio (coming soon)
2. An Advanced Ensemble, called the James H. Hargreaves band – for players with more than 2 years of experience. Who is James Hargreaves, you ask? Find out here: James H. Hargreaves Bio (coming soon)
Our hope is that both ensembles will be made up of players from many different community bands and orchestras from all over Atlantic Canada. Please consider wearing your ensemble’s performance attire in the final concert to reflect the number of groups represented at the festival.
Please take some time to explore the Halifax Community Band Festival related web pages located under the Hfx Band Fest 2017 drop down menu above.
– – – – – – PLEASE REGISTER FOR BAND FEST NOW !!! – – – – – –
Are you even the slightest bit interested in:
1. Meeting many other community band players from all over the Atlantic Canada?
2. Playing under the baton of talented, respected and professional conductors/educators?
3. Experiencing the excitement of playing in ensembles with full instrumentation?
4. Having a fantastic weekend of musical fellowship and music making with friends?
If so, then I encourage you to REGISTER FOR BAND FEST NOW! Decisions regarding what Second Chances can afford to include as activities during the weekend event are dependent upon the number of participants. Registering now is not a firm commitment to attend, but simply an indication of interest in being there.
Cape Breton Community Band Fall Festival
Hosted by: Second Wind Community Band, Sydney NS
When: September 22-24, 2017
Where: Victoria Park Armories (Esplanade St, Sydney, NS)
2017 Guest Conductors: – TBA –
There will be two levels of bands – band members who are novice players with more than 1-2 years experience to come and play in the MacKay Band and for those who consider themselves “seasoned musicians”, we have the more advanced band called the DesBarres Band. Experience these wonderful musicians and conductors and have lots of fun making music with like minded community band members from around the Maritimes.
The Nova Scotia Band Association, in conjuction with Acadia University, Nova Scotia Youth Wind Ensemble and School’s Out Tours presents: Start Your Engines! A One-Day Jump-Start for Conductors with Dr. Mark Hopkins (Acadia University)