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West Michigan New Horizon s Music Ensembles Scores Big Grant

West Michigan New Horizons Music Ensembles and I are extremely pleased to announce that we are the recipients of a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. It is a very exciting time for the organization as we begin to dream about ways to use the funds! Any

Harold J. Crosby Band Camp 2017

The leaves are changing colors here in Dexter, Maine, and fall comes with its own music, “music ringing through the autumn magic that is Dexter.” To add to that magic and music, the Carl R. Cuthbert Community Band Foundation again sponsored the Harold J. Crosby Band Camp, September 15-17, 2017.

Technology Saves the Day

Using Technology to Organize your Sheet Music and De-clutter your Bookshelves Every year I have purchased new binders to hold the music for the various bands I play with and with each passing year, our bookshelves sag a little more under their accumulated weight. It would make sense to discard some of it,

Orford Music Camp Provides More than Musical Support

In May of this year, these five lucky NHIMA members were awarded camperships to attend the Orford Music camp in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was their first time attending a NHIMA camp and for some, the first time attending any camp in their adult life. Here are some thoughts from

Twins from Different Mothers?

Many years ago, long before I’d heard of New Horizons Bands, I played in a brass ensemble with a group of close friends. We were sometimes a quartet and sometimes a quintet. One constant was that there was never a tuba player to be found in our rural area. But

The Challenge of Fundraising for NHIMA Groups

Fundraising potential for New Horizons groups comes in all shapes and sizes as well as levels of complexity. You should consider the level of complexity that best suits your group and your needs, and then develop an appropriate fund raising strategy. The following information should serve as a catalyst to

Blood Pressure Got You Down?

Got high blood pressure? Listen up! To music that is. In the March 2015 Reader’s Digest it was reported that medical research has validated something we’ve all known for a long time… Listening to music has a calming effect. According to RD, in at least one study, it was found

Connect the Dots: Sir Isaac Newton, the Spectrum and our Musical Scale

Does your mind ever latch onto something by surprise? And then, before you know what’s hit you, it’s rambled off in a different direction. Well, this pattern seems to be increasing with me at the speed of light. Light? Hey, that’s part of what I want to talk about. With

My Introduction to New Horizons

Each morning at about breakfast time I think about what chores or activities that I want or need to accomplish that day. For the past two months, since I became President of the New Horizons International Music Association (NHIMA), writing a few paragraphs for the website and newsletter concerning my