Playing Online - This is what our conductor, Brent, is looking at.

Playing Online - This is what our conductor, Brent, is looking at.

"No one in NHB programs should contract COVID from an NHB activity" - Dr. Roy Ernst, Founder of the New Horizons Program

This winter, we continue to offer new and different musical experiences suited to the current times. Most programs will be offered online using Zoom and/or Jamulus, where we experience playing music in the comfort and safety of our own home.

(Details on the programs can be found by clicking HERE)

MONDAY:       - Jazz Improvisation Online Jamulus & Zoom

TUESDAY:       - Popular Music Ensemble - Online Jamulus & Zoom

                         - Green Band - Grade 0-1.5 (Beginner) -Online Jamulus & Zoom

WEDNESDAY - Little Big Band Online Jamulus & Zoom 

THURSDAY     - Zoom Concert Band - - Variety of band music  - Online Zoom

FRIDAY            - Funk Bucket Percussion Ensemble -  'in person' at GYMC
(NOTE: Current COVID-19 Restrictions prevent us from providing this program at this time. Stay tuned!)

Jamulus Workshop   - CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

Learn how to download, instal, set up and use Jamulus. We will walk through all the steps right from the beginning so we all get connected. Here are some very helpful videos to help with the set up https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWKkfa4PvoTx-e3FkCacB22E6zzfcuACp We will start with a Zoom meeting.

Zoom Workshop  - CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

Learn how to download, instal, set up and use the latest version of Zoom. We will walk through all the steps right from the beginning so we all get connected. You may use a PC or Mac laptop, desktop (with microphone), smart phone or tablet. We will optimize your settings for playing and listening to music. You will need to download the free Zoom App to your computer / device for this workshop at https://zoom.us/

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ONLINE MUSIC:  COMMENTS FROM FALL PARTICIPANTS

  • I really enjoyed Jamulus. It was the next best thing to actually playing with others surrounding you. The music was great in both sessions … it was a good mix.

  • What a great job you are doing in keeping us going until we can get back together again in person. Thanks

  • So so happy to have an opportunity to play with the gang !

  • Many thanks for all the effort that has gone into making this happen. I don't know what I would have done otherwise.

  • Thanks.  It has been challenging, educational and a lot of fun. I appreciate Brent's hard work and patience, both in teaching and dealing with technologically challenged individuals such as myself. 

  • Really glad you decided to try this. Playing music has been an essential part of my "happiness plan" during these Covid days.

  • Thanks for making this program happen . It was terrific. I think it’ll be even more important to enjoy through a Covid winter!

  • I've enjoyed the more cheerful, upbeat selections - they are a real mood-booster.  And … nobody can hear me when I laugh out loud when I play wrong notes or it sounds awful.

CLICK HERE FOR  - - - 30 YEARS OF NEW HORIZONS MUSIC

 

We miss everybody!

We miss everybody!

In the meantime, some informative or entertaining Links:

Is it Safe to Go Back to Rehearsals? - New Horizons International Music Association

Learn to play music in a concert band setting--even with no musical experience!

The New Horizons Band Guelph program provides a fun and informative start to music for adults who have little or no musical experience, or who have been musically inactive for a long time, or just love to play!

For more information, please contact us!

Concert Bands - Green, Red, Blue

Jazz - Improv, Little Big Band; Ensembles - Brass, Woodwind, Funk Bucket

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BEGINNERS - start with the Green Band! No musical experience needed.

New Sessions start every September, January and April.

     Learn to play
       Return to playing
         Enjoy playing with others

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