Course Description

The OLLI at Duke New Horizons Band is part of the New Horizons International Music Association, which includes over 175 bands in Canada and the United States. This program is designed to give people 50 years and older a place to learn to play a musical instrument, pick up that old instrument they played years ago or continue to perform, for those who have continued to play all their lives. The New Horizons Band offers music experiences for the beginner and for more advanced players.

The Contra Band is for beginners, players who are starting back or players who want to learn another instrument. This is a fine opportunity for beginners to learn basic skills and experienced player to get back in shape. This band also offers members of the Concert Band an opportunity to get an extra day of rehearsal. Directors will be Donna Goldstein and Al Silverman.


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New Horizons Band: Contra Band
3:30PM to 5:30PM
Jan 14, 2020 to Mar 17, 2020
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Course Fees
Tuition non-credit $100.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

Required: For participation in any of the bands, you must be a paid member of OLLI ($45 annual dues) for the 2019-20 academic year, in addition to band fees. Members of the Swing Band and Dixie Dukes must also be members of the New Horizons Concert Band.  In some cases, where certain instrumentation is required in Swing or Dixie but not in the concert band, the policy may be waived at the discretion of the director.

There is ample parking at Durham Academy Middle School Campus after 3:15pm when parents have picked up students from school.