The New Horizons Band umbrella also includes a swing band which plays many of the war-time songs by such iconic musicians as Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey. Its repertoire also includes newer jazz and pop pieces suitable for dancing or just listening. This band demands a higher level of musical ability and participation must be approved by the director.
In the same fashion, The Dixie Dukes is an additional band playing New Orleans-style Dixieland music. This small band is comprised of one instrument per part playing scored music which features individual soloists. Participation requires director approval.
Members of the swing band and Dixie Duke band must be members of the New Horizons Concert Band. In some cases where certain instrumentation is required in the swing or Dixie, but not in the concert band, the policy may be waived at the discretion of the director.