New Horizons Band To Hold Information Day
The New Horizons Band in the Pines will hold an information day Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Senior Enrichment Center. The center is at 8040 U.S. 15-501, two miles north of the Pinehurst Traffic Circle.
The New Horizons Band is made up of seniors 50 and older who may have played an instrument many years ago or have always wanted to play an instrument.
The band rehearses weekly on Tuesdays at the Senior Enrichment Center from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., and the next session will start Sept 15 and run through Nov. 10.
Members take off during the summers, but many enjoy the camaraderie so much that they get together on their own for group rehearsals.
The New Horizons Band movement was started in the early 1990s by a music professor, Roy Ernst of the University of Rochester. According to Ernst, "Playing music in groups supports good mental and physical health, besides being an unending source of joy."
The band plays for local assisted living facilities and community functions. The band is led by David Seiberling, retired band director from Union Pines High School and musical director of the Moore County Concert Band.
Other highly qualified directors are Molly Wilson, Bob Romine, and Judy Menendez.
"All of these people work together as conductors and instructors to provide a wonderful, joyful learning experience for inexperienced musicans," says a spokesman. "If you've ever wanted to make beautiful music come to the information meeting on Aug. 25."
For further information contact the Senior Enrichment Center at 215-0900 or Carole Skau at 673-1381 or Jan Gustafson at 673-4099.
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