New Hori­zons Band pro­gram for se­niors set to be­gin

The News (New Glasgow) - - PICTOU COUNTY -

A new sea­son for the 18th Wave Glas­gow New Hori­zons Band pro­gram is set to get un­der­way with an in­stru­ment demon­stra­tion and ex­per­i­men­ta­tion ses­sion.

The event is be­ing held Mon­day, Sept. 17, down­stairs at Christ Angli­can Church Street, 34 Bridge Ave., in Stel­lar­ton at 4 p.m.

The pro­gram pro­vides the op­por­tu­nity for any­one 50 or older who has al­ways wanted to play a mu­si­cal in­stru­ment, or those who may have played in their ear­lier years and want to take it up again.

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.

Do­ing most of the teach­ing is New Glas­gow na­tive Robyn Al­corn-Martin. A vi­brant and en- thu­si­as­tic teacher and per­former, she is well re­spected and well liked by the New Hori­zons mem­ber- ship. Paul Bar­rett, a re­tired mu­sic teacher and pro­fes­sional mu­si­cian from Truro, is ad­min­is­tra­tor of the pro­gram. A trom­bon­ist, pi­anist, ar­ranger and com­poser, Bar­rett has many years of ex­pe­ri­ence teach­ing mu­sic to peo­ple of vary­ing ages and will be do­ing one re­hearsal a month in Stel­lar­ton.

The Glas­gow New Hori­zons Band pro­gram starts groups of be­gin­ners, or “raw re­cruits,” twice a year, in Septem­ber and Jan­uary. This new­est group is the 18th begin­ner band to be started in the area. The First Wave was in Septem­ber 2009 and sub­se­quent groups were ini­ti­ated each Jan­uary and Septem­ber the years fol­low­ing.

For more in­for­ma­tion, email Bar­rett at barp@east­link.ca or call 902-986-8444. Brochures are avail­able at the New Glas­gow, Stel­lar­ton and Pic­tou li­braries, Glas­gow Square Theatre, H & R Mu­sic, and many New Glas­gow area churches. To have one emailed, con­tact Bar­rett at the email ad­dress or cell­phone num­ber above.

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Mem­bers of the New Glas­gow New Hori­zons Band are largely un­der the teach­ing of Robyn Al­corn-Martin, while Paul Bar­rett is the pro­gram’s ad­min­is­tra­tor.

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