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

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Profiles of The Band Members


It's all about the music, which means it's all about the way each band member, whether its the concert band 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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June 28, 2016 |

He Started Later In Life But Now Blows in Seven Bands!

Phil Vorlander’s story is something of an exception to how New Horizon Band members came to the band. Rather than returning to an instrument, he began from the beginning!

June 27, 2016 |

Happy Birthday to Elmo Hope

Today is a good day both to celebrate Elmo Hope’s birthday but also to remember or learn about one of the more under appreciated jazz pianists.

June 25, 2016 |

Here Comes The Judge — Trumpet Playing That Is!

By day he continues to practice law, though he has retired. By night, he blows trumpet for the New Horizons Jazz and Concert Bands.

June 24, 2016 |

Jazz Band Excited to Play for Triangle Community Ministry

The New Horizons Jazz Band loves playing for the Triangle Community Ministry. Last year’s performance saw an enthusiastic audience dancing and grooving throughout!

June 23, 2016 |

Concert Band Tackles ” Beyond the Summit”

In preparation for its next highly anticipated performance, the New Horizons Concert Band is working up a piece by one of its favorite composers, Brian Balmages.

June 22, 2016 |

One instrument not enough for Ken Johnson

When he’s not studying classic Greek literature or traveling the world, he’s a hard working trombone member of the swing band and euphonium player in the concert band.

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