Ninth wave for News Horizons seniors band program

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This Monday will see the start of the ninth wave Glasgow New Horizons Band program. The season commence with an instrument demonstration and experimentation session at Christ Anglican Church in Stellarton at 4:30 p.m.

This Monday will see the start of the ninth wave Glasgow New Horizons Band program for seniors in Pictou County. SUBMITTED

If you are age 50 or older and have always wanted to play a musical instrument, or if you played in your ‘earlier years’ and are interested in taking it up again, this group is for you.

The instruments that will be taught include flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium (baritone), tuba, drums and percussion, violin, cello, piano, guitar and electric or acoustic bass.

The program is directed by Ken Henderson, a retired music teacher, and the director of the Truro Concert Band and the Pictou County Orchestra. Ken spent many years teaching in the public school system in the Truro area, and has years of experience teaching music to people of varying ages. This program is part of the Nova New Horizons Band system that operates out of the Truro and Dartmouth areas under the direction of the group founder Paul Barrett. 

The Glasgow New Horizons Band program starts groups of beginners, or ‘raw recruits,’ twice a year – in September and January. On Monday the ninth wave band will be formed, offering a musical opportunity for the seniors of Pictou County.

If you think you might be interested in this program please send an email to Paul Barrett: barp@eastlink.ca or give him a call at 902-986-1785 and he will be happy to discuss the program with you. Brochures are available at the Marigold Cultural Centre, Mingo Music, and many Truro churches – or you can have one emailed to you by contacting Paul at the email address or cellphone number above.

Organizations: News Horizons, Pictou County Orchestra, Nova New Horizons Band Glasgow New Horizons Band Marigold Cultural Centre

Geographic location: Truro, Dartmouth, Pictou County

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