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Meeting set to form New Horizons Music program for seniors in Pocatello

Posted September 7, 2011

Seniors, ages 50 to 85, who wish to join the innovative New Horizons Music program in Pocatello are invited to attend an organizational and informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Idaho State University Continuing Education Building at 1001 North 7th Avenue.

This program is being offered through ISU Continuing Education’s New Knowledge Adventures program.

New Horizons Music is an innovative program that teaches beginning musicians older than 50. New Horizons Bands are made up of seniors, many of whom are new to playing a musical instrument.  

New Horizons Music is an organization that was started in 1991 by Roy Ernest at the Eastman School of Music in New York. It has now grown to more than 180 chapters in the United States. In Bend, Ore., a New Horizons Music group that began in 2003 with 13 members has grown to more than 70 players and practices twice weekly.

For more information, contact John Meiners, 852-6789.

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