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

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Every fall, on the weekend after Labor Day, Hooked on Bands, Inc. hosts a Band Weekend that we lovingly call “Band Camp.” The three-day, total immersion weekend event is held in Bailey’s Harbor, Wisconsin in beautiful Door County, at Bjorklunden, the secluded, 425 wooded-acre Lawrence University retreat at the water’s edge. Open to members of any New Horizon Band world-wide*, the program includes full band workshop rehearsals as well as sectionals, which typically include woodwind and brass ensembles, a German “polka” band, a drum circle and other similar programs as time and interest permits.

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Recent Blog Posts

November 21, 2019 |

Winter Concert: December 15th, 2019

New Horizons Concert December 15th, 2019, at 2:00 pm Madison East High School Auditorium 2222 E Washington Ave,...

July 17, 2019 |

Welcome Enid Williams

On Behalf of the Madison New Horizons Band and Hooked on Bands, Inc., we would like to welcome Enid Williams as...

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.

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