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UNI New Horizons Band to present winter concert

November 30, 2012

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

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

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, stacey.christensen@uni.ed

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. 10, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC).

The band will perform a variety of musical selections including "The Black Horse Troup March" by John Philip Sousa, "A Copland Tribute," "Beguine for Band," and "A Christmas Festival" by Leroy Anderson and other holiday favorites. The Windy Hill Singers, under the direction of Martha Hansen, will present a pre-show concert at 7 p.m., in the GBPAC lobby.

The New Horizons Band is sponsored by the UNI School of Music and the UNI Community Music School. The group includes members ages 50 and over 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 85 players. Diana Blake, retired music educator from Waverly, is director of the NHB.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Caroline Boehmer, communication and operations coordinator, at 319-273-2028 or or Cindi Mason, instructor in the UNI School of Music, at 319-273-2142 or

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