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UNI New Horizons Band to present spring concert

April 17, 2017

Diana Blake, director, New Horizons Band, 319-352-3007,

Heather Hamilton, director, Community Music School, 319-273-2142,

Caroline Francis, communication and operations coordinator, UNI School of Music, 319-273-2028,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761,

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. 

For more information, contact Blake at 319-352-3007 or or Heather Hamilton, director of the Community Music School, at 319-273-2142 or