Profile of Harvey Black
What first brought you to the New Horizons Band?
Shortly after I started taking lessons about 10 years ago,a Ward-Brodt employee told me of the band. Though intimidated by the prospect of exposing my playing to others, I decided to give it a try.
Why do you play the instrument you play?
I took a year of saxophone lessons in the fifth grade. I have absolutely no idea why I picked the saxophone.
What has been the most enjoyable part of your experience w/ NHB?
Seeing my slow, sometimes snail-like progress in playing the alto sax.
What has been the most challenging?
Keeping up with the rest of the band.
What other musical bands, endeavors, or outlets do you pursue?
Auditing courses at UW-Madison, regular exercise, acting in community theatre (when I can get cast), reading.
What outside of playing music are you passionate about in your life?
Staying physically and mentally healthy. The band and my other outlets contribute to that.