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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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