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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September 29, 2016 |

Concert Band to Play “Shalom!” at Holiday Concert

A medley of folk songs from Israel will be featured at the New Horizons Concert Band’s annual holiday performance.

September 28, 2016 |

Indigenous Jazz Concert Features Russ Johnson

Madison’s fall Indigenous Jazz series kicks off Friday, September 30 with Russ Johnson’s Headlands band. It’s all happening at the Fredric March Play Circle at the UW Memorial Union.

September 23, 2016 |

Two Musical Titans Celebrate Birthdays Today

John Coltrane and Ray Charles were both born on this day. Each brought their own version of musical genius to the uniquely American blend of jazz, blues, gospel, and rhythm and blues.

September 20, 2016 |

Swing Band to Play “Music in the Prairie.”

The New Horizons Swing Band will join other jazz performers at the Triangle Community Ministry’s first-ever Music in the Prairie jazz event. It’s this Saturday, September 24th. And it’s free!

September 18, 2016 |

Concert Band Working on “An Original Suite.”

British composer Gordon Jacobs’ “An Original Suite for Military Band” is the newest piece the Concert Band is preparing to perform.

September 3, 2016 |

Ellington Performs “African Flower.”

One of America’s greatest composers ever, Duke Ellington is captured here in video performing the exquisite “African Flower.”

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