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UNI New Horizons Band to present spring concert

April 21, 2011

Caroline Boehmer, administrative assistant, UNI School of Music, 319-273-2028,

Cynthia Mason, instructor, UNI School of Music, 319-273-2142,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's New Horizons Band (NHB) will perform a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 2, in the Great Hall in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the UNI campus. A reception will be held in the lobby immediately following the concert.

The concert will feature the New Horizons Band percussion section. Special guest artists will be Ed Flack, Rick Dunlevy, Tim Nicolas, Dave Moyer and Tom Blankenship, who are members of The Drumslingers. The New Horizons Band will perform a variety of standard band repertoire including "Tribute to Count Basie," arranged by John Moss.

NHB is sponsored by the UNI School of Music and the UNI Community Music School. The group includes members ages 50 and older with various musical backgrounds who travel from all over Iowa to rehearse and perform. The band started in 1999 with 17 members and has a current membership of more than 70. Diana Blake, retired music educator and director of the NHB, said new members are welcome to join the group. 

The event is free and open to the public. For more information on the concert, contact Caroline Boehmer, administrative assistant in the UNI School of Music, at 319-273-2028 or Cindi Mason, instructor in the UNI School of Music, can also be contacted at 319-273-2142 or