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Nova New Horizons Bands set to start winter season

The New Horizons Band is shown.
The New Horizons Band is shown.

STELLARTON - The new season of the Nova New Horizons Bands in Truro, Dartmouth and Stellarton is set to start in January 2017.

It will commence with instrument demonstration and experimentation sessions, with a Stellarton meeting scheduled on Monday, Jan. 16 downstairs at Christ Anglican Church on Bridge Avenue.

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, a press release promises.

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 Nova New Horizons Band program is directed by Paul Barrett, a retired music teacher and a professional musician from Truro who spent many years teaching in the public school system there.

Barrett is a trombonist and pianist – an arranger and composer – and has many years of experience teaching music to people of varying ages, and a multitude of folks over the age of 50.

The new program starts groups of beginners, or “raw recruits,” twice a year – in September and January. The newest groups will be the the 16th beginner band to be started in the Truro area, the 14th in Pictou County and the 13th in Dartmouth. The first groups were started in September 2009 and subsequent groups were initiated each January and September of the years following.

If you think you might be interested in this program, send an email to Paul Barrett: barp@eastlink.ca or give him a call at 902-986-8444.

Brochures are available at H&R Music, Glasgow Square Theatre, the deCoste Centre and the public libraries. Barrett can also email one.

It will commence with instrument demonstration and experimentation sessions, with a Stellarton meeting scheduled on Monday, Jan. 16 downstairs at Christ Anglican Church on Bridge Avenue.

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, a press release promises.

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 Nova New Horizons Band program is directed by Paul Barrett, a retired music teacher and a professional musician from Truro who spent many years teaching in the public school system there.

Barrett is a trombonist and pianist – an arranger and composer – and has many years of experience teaching music to people of varying ages, and a multitude of folks over the age of 50.

The new program starts groups of beginners, or “raw recruits,” twice a year – in September and January. The newest groups will be the the 16th beginner band to be started in the Truro area, the 14th in Pictou County and the 13th in Dartmouth. The first groups were started in September 2009 and subsequent groups were initiated each January and September of the years following.

If you think you might be interested in this program, send an email to Paul Barrett: barp@eastlink.ca or give him a call at 902-986-8444.

Brochures are available at H&R Music, Glasgow Square Theatre, the deCoste Centre and the public libraries. Barrett can also email one.

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