The Lawrence Academy of Music will host an informational session for its New Horizons Band and Orchestra on August 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Shattuck Hall, room 163, located in the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, 420 E. College Ave.
The New Horizon ensembles offer adults the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument in a band or orchestra—even if they have no prior musical experience. As a member of a New Horizons Music ensemble, adults have the opportunity to meet new friends and work as a team to learn music for concerts and other performances in the community. New Horizons ensembles perform many times each year in venues ranging from formal concerts to parades to parks and retirement and nursing homes. There are also a number of annual music institutes that participants can attend that cater to New Horizons musicians in locations such as Door County, Aspen, Colo., Lake Placid, N.Y., Palm Springs, Calif., and Sydney, Australia.
Each ensemble offers three 10-week sessions. The New Horizons Band, which includes brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments, meets Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. beginning September 12. The New Horizons Orchestra, which includes violin, viola, cello, and string bass, meets Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. beginning September 7. Both ensembles meet at Trinity Lutheran Church, 209 S. Allen St., Appleton. The cost is $99 per 10-week session or $270 for all three sessions.
For more information on the New Horizon Music ensembles or to register, call 920-832-6632, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.lawrence.edu/dept/acad_music.