Benefit Concert presented by the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department and the New Horizons Band
Posted October 16, 2017
The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department
On October 24th at 7:30pm, the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department will be joining with the New Horizons Band of Hagerstown in joint concert to benefit Houston-area school music programs who lost entire music libraries in the Hurricane Harvey-related floods. The concert will be at the Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown.
Performing, will be the school’s classical guitar students, the school’s Orchestra and Band. After intermission, The New Horizons Band will join with the BISFA students, seniors playing alongside their teen colleagues in one unified concert band.
Tickets are 10.00 for Adults and 5.00 for students. Tickets are available either at BISFA or at the door.
Proceeds will go to “The Hurricane Harvey School Orchestra Music Fund”, sponsored by Luck’s Music Library, Madison Heights, MI.
Instrumental Music Director
The Barbara Ingram High School of the Arts
Information on The New Horizons Band
The New Horizons Band of Hagerstown, MD
The New Horizons Band of Hagerstown was formed in 1997 in affiliation with the music department of Hagerstown Community College. While the band is no longer affiliated with the college, it continues to provide performance opportunities for musicians in the tri-state area. Most band members are 55 years of age and older, however, adults of all ages also are welcome to play when their schedules allow.
The band is part of the New Horizons International Music Association which provides a guiding philosophy to encourage adults to develop their musical talent to a level that will be personally rewarding. The New Horizons Band in Hagerstown is directed by Larry Weber, a graduate of North Hagerstown High School, and a retired businessman, educational administrator, and pastor. In addition to the concert band, New Horizons has a smaller pops ensemble to play in smaller venues, including nursing homes.
In a friendly, social, and helpful environment, many members revive decades-old instrumental experiences. Others start out learning new instruments, and enjoy making music together. No auditions are required.
Playing in civic functions, patriotic events, and in many outdoor occasions, New Horizons is committed to music education. Playing with high school bands, and performing for younger school musicians is specially rewarding for the band.
Those interested in resuming performance in a concert band setting may contact the director, Larry Weber, through the website, www.newhorizonsbandhagerstown.org.