The OLLI New Horizons Band at Duke University in North Carolina is part of the New Horizons International Music Association, which includes over 100 bands in Canada and the United States. This program is designed to give people 50 years and older a place to learn to play a musical instrument, pick up that old instrument they played years ago, or to continue a lifelong pursuit. The OLLI New Horizons Band program offers musical experiences for every level of player, from beginners to advanced.

The CONTRA BAND includes both beginner and intermediate players. This is a fine opportunity for beginners to learn basic skills and for experienced players to get back in shape. Personal coaching makes this a great confidence-and skill-building experience.

The CONCERT BAND rehearses twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This band includes intermediate and advanced musicians. Also included in the CONCERT BAND program is a one-hour session on Tuesdays for sectional rehearsals under professional music instructors. The CONCERT BAND performs several concerts during the year.

The SWING BAND and the DIXIE DUKES are bands for those musicians looking for a challenge. The SWING BAND plays a variety of big band music from the likes of Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller. The DIXIE DUKES play a variety of Dixieland tunes. Both bands meet on Wednesdays and perform several times during the year at community events.

 





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