Halifax Explosion
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100 years have passed since the Halifax Explosion happened and we are asking everyone to take a moment to remember by taking part in a commemorative event.

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Second Chances Community Band

Date: Sunday, May 27, 2018

Time: 2:30 pm 

Location: Multipurpose Room at the Rosaria Centre, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax

Composer and conductor Robert Buckley of Vancouver has been commissioned to compose an original work that will be accessible to amateur players in both high school and community level concert bands. The piece, entitled "Echoes of the Silent - Remembering the Halifax Explosion of 1917", will be premiered at the Halifax Community Band Festival on May 27th, 2018.

This Festival is an annual event hosted by the Second Chances Community Band and welcomes community band musicians from all over Atlantic Canada to perform together each year in Halifax. Mr. Buckley will be in attendance as a guest conductor and will lead the assembled musicians in his work's premiere public performance. High school band programs in the province will also be notified of the piece and invited to co-perform the score with the Second Chances Community Band.

For more information, visit the Second Chances Community Band website.