Active participation in music fills important needs for adults – the need for challenging intellectual activity, the need to be a contributing member of a group, and the need to have exciting events in the future.
Launched in 2009, New Horizons at CMS under the direction of Patricia Hurley is a supportive group for beginners or those who have not played an instrument in years. There are no auditions and everyone is welcome!
Rehearsals are twice a week with performances scheduled during the semester. Standard band literature graded level 2-3 in all styles and genres will be performed.
Beginners may schedule private lessons in preparation for joining full rehearsals (additional costs apply).
Meets Mondays and Thursdays, 10:45 am to noon; sectional rehearsals also available,
16 weeks; $275 per semester + $15 registration fee (10% discount for students 65+)
The New Horizons music program was introduced in Rochester, New York in 1991, the brainchild of Roy Ernst of Eastman Conservatory. Today there are about 150 New Horizons bands, choruses and orchestras in the United States and Canada, with thousands of participants. These organizations provide an entry point for adults who have either never studied music or who have been away from it for many years, allowing them to share the joyful experience of recreational music making.
As it was first developed, members had to be at least 50 years old, but we have opened our program to any adults who are available between 10 and 12 on Monday and Thursday mornings for sectional and full band rehearsals. Read more at http://www.newhorizonsmusic.org/.
We invite you to join the recreational music movement — you’ll be glad you did! Be a part of the New Horizons Band at Community Music School!