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Free New Horizons Band Concert set for Oct. 18 at Bishop Miege High School
POSTED: 09/23/2016
A free concert by the New Horizons Band is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Bishop Miege High School, 5041 Reinhardt Dr., Roeland Park.

This concert is the first of three the group is offering this fall and winter. For this event, the entire 45+ member ensemble is expected to play for about an hour. This top-notch entertainment is free of charge.

The New Horizons Band is a program of the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & 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 older who meet about once a week to practice. The group includes brass, woodwind, and percussion. New Horizons has been in existence for about 16 years and currently has about 45 band members, including members who come from as far as Blue Springs to participate. The band is directed by Phil Edelman with the University of Missouri - Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music.
Other upcoming New Horizons Band concerts include a Dec. 3 performance at Kansas City's Union Station, and a Dec. 13 performance at Blue Valley Middle School.

For anyone interested in joining the group, the band meets for practices weekly on Tuesday nights beginning at 6 p.m. at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park.
Beginning band lessons are also available. For more information about the band or the concerts, call (913) 826-3160.

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