I frequently am asked by coworkers, friends and even some of my Dane County New Horizons Band members why I continue to work with our New Horizons band while handling the furor of a high school band director’s schedule. To an untrained eye my schedule looks hectic and crowded, but
It’s an Instrument with Many Names… Jazz or country groups tend to refer to it as a string bass, an upright bass, or a bass violin. Other names for the double bass are contrabass, bass fiddle and bull fiddle. The double bass is usually about six feet tall with a
60 Years Behind the Slide… I’m Dudley “Slide” Schwartz and these are my observations from 60+ years (and still going) as an amateur trombonist. My brief dose of “music theory” dates from my days in junior and senior high school and then, many years later, my experiences in the trombone
Every wonder how to coordinate Rossini’s William Tell Overture with fireworks? It seems the Japanese have got it figured out. Take a look at this video. You won’t believe your eyes! Or your ears! Hint…View this with full screen. Amazing!
Street bands often play from lead sheets. So do jazz combos and pickup bands. The players use their experience along with the lead sheet to figure out what notes and rhythms to play. Playing from lead sheets will expand your experience and your musical ability. Music is the sound you
Thanks to a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Seniors Affairs, seniors living at Summit Terrace are paired with a volunteer mentor from the Peterborough New Horizons Band to learn to play an instrument. A variety of instruments, stands and music books are provided. Trumpets, trombones, flutes, clarinets, euphoniums and
We’re very excited to announce that registrations are now being accepted for the University of Dayton/NHIMA Music Camp. This multiple day event is sure to be a wonderful experience and we look forward to seeing you there. The venue for the music camp is Fitz Hall on the campus of the
All the years of New Horizons Music have been a joy to me. I am amazed at how advanced and wonderful some New Horizons groups are now, but the very first years were the most fun. The expectations couldn’t have been lower. At that time, it was widely believed that