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University of Northern Iowa
New Horizon's Band

The UNI New Horizons Band was formed during the Spring Semester of 1999. It joins a national movement of bands originated by Roy Ernst from the Eastman School of Music (1991). The UNI New Horizons Band serves three types of musicians in the Cedar Valley Community. 1. Those people who have never played a band instrument but want to learn. 2. Those people who played an instrument in "a former life" (such as 46 years ago in high school). 3. Those people who currently play a band instrument. The group meets for three terms throughout the school year (fall term, spring term and summer term). The fall and spring sessions are 12 weeks in length and the summer session is for eight weeks. Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Group lessons start at 8 AM and the full band is at 9 AM. Also, during the eight o'clock hour various ensembles rehearse: clarinet trip/quartet, brass group, dixie band, percussion ensemble, etc. At least one concert and one recital are presented each term. Small ensembles have also performed at area nursing homes, retirement centers, elementary schools and art festivals.

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Cedar Falls Band Shell Byrnes Park, Waterloo Old capitol Mall All-Iowa New Horizons Band Festival
Fall Semester New Horizons Band Woodwind New Horizons Band Brass Section
New Horizons Band percussion section Former Conductor Bill Shepherd