Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. ― Khalil Gibran

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The Madison New Horizons Swing and Concert Bands have openings for a variety of instruments.  If you are interested and would like to learn more about this opportutnity to make music, please contact us  at  We will glady answer questions and invite you to visit us or sit in at a rehearsal or two.

Because it's all about the music, which means it's all about the way each band member, whether concert or swing band, adds their sound to the whole. Get to know the band members in these brief profiles, which are posted from time to time as part of the series, Getting to Know the Band.

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Latest HOB News

November 6, 2017 |

Arturo Sandoval Turns 68 Today

He began playing on the streets of his native Cuba at age 12, and became one of the most technically accomplished and versatile trumpet players of his time.

October 30, 2017 |

Clifford Brown Born This Date in 1930

Though he died young, leaving behind only four years worth of recordings, he was a major influence on later jazz trumpet players, including Freddie Hubbard and Lee Morgan.

October 23, 2017 |

Jean Absil Born This Date in 1893

Despite his early interest in Richard Strauss and Wagner, Absil wrote numerous chamber works, often employing polymodal and polyphonic language.

October 13, 2017 |

Celebrate Art Tatum’s Birthday

His performances were hailed for their technical proficiency and creativity, setting a new standard for jazz piano virtuosity.

October 6, 2017 |

Paul Badura-Skoda Turns 90 Today

Best known for his performances of works by Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, the Austrian pianist was part of the so-called “Viennese Troika.”

October 4, 2017 |

Glenn Gould Dies This Date in 1982

Widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, Gould’s playing was distinguished by remarkable technical proficiency.

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