New Horizons provides an entry point to music for adults who have little or no musical experience, or who have been musically inactive for a long period. It is also an opportunity for experienced musicians to continue their musical interests. The focus is on learning and enjoyment.
Active participation in music can fill important needs for adults, such as the need for challenging intellectual activity, the need to be a contributing member of a group or the need to have exciting events in the future, to name a few.
The first New Horizons program at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York was designed to serve the senior population. The program has since expanded to include adults of all ages, and there are now 214 New Horizons groups worldwide.
visit www.newhorizonsmusic.org for the international website.
The New Horizons Band Guelph has been running for over 10 years, and is a 'not for profit' organization, serving the musical interests of people in Guelph and surrounding communities.
The Instructors / Conductors / Mentors are all professional trained musicians and music teachers. We have various bands and ensembles (see Program Descriptions) and each meets weekly for rehearsals, with sessions starting in September, January and April
We have 100+ members currently. Some are playing an instrument for the first time, some are playing an instrument they have never played before and some are re-connecting with an instrument they may not have played in years.