MASON CITY – The New Horizons Band will present its annual Holiday concert on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 4:00pm at the Music Man Square, 308 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City. The concert is free to the public and will be held in Reunion Hall. It will feature Christmas selections, marches, scenes from around the world, and even a polka!
The first New Horizons Band was founded in 1991 and was sponsored by the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York. The New Horizons Band at Music Man Square started in October, 2004 with seven members. We now have sixty members representing eleven North Iowa communities. Today, affiliate bands number over 210 throughout the United States, Ireland, and Canada.
The band welcomes area players of all ages. Rehearsals for full band are held on Wednesdays, with an optional small group rehearsal on Tuesdays. The first rehearsal for the spring session will be Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 3:30pm at the Music Man Square. The band’s director is Bernie Bjorklund, long-time band director in the Nora Springs Schools. Further information is available at 641-420-7640.