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Meeting set Jan. 24 for seniors interested in ISU New Horizons music program

Posted January 13, 2012

Seniors who wish to join the Snake River New Horizons Band in Pocatello are invited to attend an information meeting at 4 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Idaho State Continuing Education Building in Room 125 at 1001 N. Seventh Ave.

This program is being offered through ISU Continuing Education's New Knowledge Adventures program. The band was started in September and practices twice weekly on Tuesday at 5 p.m. and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

New Horizons International Music is an innovative program that teaches beginning musicians over the age of 50. New Horizons Bands are made up of seniors, many of whom are new to playing a musical instrument.

New Horizons Music is an organization that was started in 1991 by Roy Ernest at the Eastman School of Music in New York. It has grown to over 200 chapters internationally and in the United States. In Bend, Ore., a New Horizons Music group that began in 2003 with 13 members has grown to more than 70 players and practices twice weekly.

For more information, contact John Meiners, 852-6789.