Course Description

Where can one expect to play music written by such greats as Gershwin, Sousa, Beethoven, and even The Jersey Boys? Look no farther than the New Horizons Concert Band directed by Jeff Zentner. In true band fashion, a variety of interesting and fun music is the play list for this band comprised of musicians aged 50 and up.

All skill levels are welcome, and musicians range in ability from accomplished to beginning. Even if one has never played before, our mentoring system allows for their integration into the band in a comfortable and sensitive way. Because of the variety of music, the easy pieces allow the newer players to play with ease, and the harder pieces satisfy the more advanced players. Comprised of over 75 musicians, all instruments normally found in a concert band are represented.

The New Horizons Band is part of the New Horizons International Music Association which includes over 200 bands in the U.S. and Canada as well as eight international bands. It is designed to encourage seniors to learn to play an instrument; to welcome back those who may not have played in a long time; as well as those who may have played all their lives. Its philosophy is one that is accepting of each player's level of accomplishment in a non-competitive and enjoyable atmosphere.


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New Horizons Band: Concert Band
3:30PM to 5:30PM
Jan 16, 2020 to Mar 19, 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 2019-2020 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.