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UNI New Horizons Band to present winter concert

November 30, 2011

Caroline Boehmer, communications coordinator, UNI School of Music, 319-273-2028,

Cindi 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 winter concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 12, in the Great Hall in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) on the UNI campus.

The band will be performing a variety of traditional concert band repertoire as well as holiday classics. Included in the program will be "Home for Christmas," a medley of Christmas favorites, selections from the Broadway musical "Oliver," and "Beguine for Flutes" by Eric Osterling that will feature the New Horizons Band flute section. Guest artist Russ Clark, bagpiper, will also perform at the concert. The Windy Hills Singers, directed by Martha Hansen, will perform in the GBPAC lobby before the concert. A reception will be held in the lobby immediately following the concert.

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, contact Caroline Boehmer, communications coordinator in the UNI School of Music, at 319-273-2028 or or Cindi Mason, instructor in the UNI School of Music, at 319-273-2142 or