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UNI New Horizons Band to present winter concert

December 5, 2013

Cindi Mason, administrative assistant, New Horizons Band, 319-273-2142,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's New Horizons Band will perform a winter concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 16, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). The event will be followed by a reception in the lobby.

The band will perform a variety of traditional concert band songs that will include marches and holiday selections. "Clarinet on the Town" will feature the clarinet section and soloists Carol Gordon, Doug Herbon, Mary Schlicher and Jo Van DeBerg. A performance of "Lincoln at Gettysburg" by Barry E. Kopetz will commemorate the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and will feature narration by Isaac Campbell, a UNI senior majoring in electronic media and communications. The Windy Hill Singers, under the direction of Martha Hansen, will present a pre-show concert at 6:45 p.m. in the GBPAC lobby.

The New Horizons Band is sponsored by the UNI School of Music and UNI Community Music School. The group includes members ages 50 and older with various musical backgrounds who travel from all across Iowa to rehearse and perform. Diana Blake, a retired music educator from Waverly, is director of the band.

The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Cindi Mason, administrative assistant of the New Horizons Band, at 319-273-2142 or Blake at 319-352-3007.