|Free New Horizons Band Concert set for Tuesday, Oct. 6, at RPCC|
The Oct. 6 concert is one of three the group offers throughout the year. For this event, the band is expected to play for about 45 minutes, followed by light refreshments. The program will start with the Dixieland Jazz Band, an offshoot of the New Horizons Band, and will include the "King Cotton" march by John Philip Sousa and the "Emblem of Unity" by J.J. Richards and will conclude with a selection of patriotic music.
The New Horizons Band is a program of the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District in conjunction with the University of Missouri - Kansas City's Conservatory of Music and Dance and Meyer Music. The band is a group of music-loving adults age 50 and beyond and includes brass, woodwind, and percussion. This group has been in existence for about five years and currently has about 50 band members. The band's interim director is Ed Bartley.
The New Horizons Band's next concert is planned for Dec. 1 and will feature a program of holiday music.
The band is currently open to anyone with an instrument and some musical background. A session for beginners will be offered in January 2010.
For more information about the band or either of the upcoming concerts, contact Roeland Park 50 Plus Coordinator Michelle Alexander at (913) 236-4343.