Diana Blake, director, New Horizons Band, 319-352-3007, email@example.com
Heather Hamilton, director, Community Music School, 319-273-2142, firstname.lastname@example.org
Caroline Francis, communication and operations coordinator, UNI School of Music, 319-273-2028, email@example.com
Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, firstname.lastname@example.org
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa’s New Horizons Band will perform a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 1, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the UNI campus.
The band will present a variety of musical selections, including “A Tribute to Artie Shaw,” featuring UNI senior clarinetist Nicholas Schumacher; “Echoes from the Battlefield” performed by the UNI Cuatro Synco Percussion Quartet; and the “Clarinet Polka,” featuring the New Horizons clarinet section as well as UNI clarinet students and staff. The UNI Banana Brass ensemble will provide pre-concert entertainment.
The New Horizons Band is sponsored by the UNI School of Music and the UNI Community Music School. The group includes 90 musicians who range in age from 50 to 100 years old with various musical backgrounds that travel from all over Iowa to rehearse and perform. Diana Blake, retired music educator and director of the New Horizons Band, encourages interested musicians to join the group.