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

Upcoming Events

The World Famous New Horizons Concert Band 

Celebrates Summer in Wisconsin

with the Middleton Historical Society

Sax Joker

June 15, 2016

6:30 to 7:30 pm

Lakeview Park


From classics such as Over the Rainbow to a medley of all time mambo favorites, the concert promises a little something for everyone's musical tastes.  Come join us for this free concert with our long-time host the Middleton Historical Society.

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May 26, 2016 |

Play List Set For Middleton Concert — Critics are all abuzz

  Music critics across southern Wisconsin are all abuzz having just learned of the play list for the upcoming summer concert, June 15th from 6:30 to 7:30 at Lakeview Park in Middleton.  Upon receiving the list from Band Director Glenn Nielsen, one wag was heard to exclaim, "A set this powerful comes around but a few times in a critic's life.  It's a must see concert."  Band members feel the same way.  Here's what everyone is so excited about:   Proud Spirit The Lion King Over the Rainbow Camerado Mambo Greats Arikara The Homefront I Just Can’t Stop Lovin You Seventy Six Trombones ...

May 26, 2016 |

Local Composers & Musicians Featured

As part of a continuing series featuring local composers and musicians, The Indigenous Jazz Series will present the music of the Ben Farris Quintet.  Sponsored by the Madison Jazz Consortium, the show takes place Friday, May 27, 7:30 pm on the 3rd floor of the Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin...

May 25, 2016 |

Classic clip from 1962 TV “Jazz Casual”

                      Reach back to a time when jazz was still the music for most of America with this vintage video clip. The tune is Impressions penned by John Coltrane.  The band is John Coltrane, tenor sax McCoy Tyner, piano Jimmy Garrison, bass Elvin Jones, drums here's the link: Coltrane plays Impressions Enjoy!...

May 24, 2016 |

Band Camp for Older Musicians

The NY Times article posted yesterday on whether and how history will remember some of our most iconic musicians prompted Harvey B. to pull from his files a Times article from a few years ago about a growing trend toward band camps for older musicians to mix with professionals musicians.  Another good read for our band community. Thanks, Harvey for finding the article! Jerry      ...

May 24, 2016 |

Which Rock Star Will Future Historians Remember

Today’s NY Times has a fascinating article about which of the iconic people or bands we most associate with rock and roll will be remembered by generations far into the future and which will fall to the proverbial ash heap of history.  Through these bands and people the article explores the role that music of all stripes plays in our cultural and social lives.  Some interesting jazz and American march music tidbits thrown in for good measure.  For those interested in the influence music has on us as a people and culture, this is a must read.  Here is the link to the article: NYTimes on Rock & Roll Enjoy!...

May 19, 2015 |

Concert Recordings from Mothers Day

Here is a recording of our concert, beautifully mastered by Quinn Leonard. enjoy! Glenn New Horizons concert at Olbrich 2015 05...

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