THE VILLAGES NEW HORIZONS BAND
was founded in November 2005 and offers its members a wide variety
of music to perform for all listeners to enjoy. All members are Village residents
and come from varied backgrounds with one commonality, instrumental music
making in their retirement years.
The Villages New Horizons Band continues to support the philosophy of the
international program of The New Horizons International Music Association
which encourages and supports Senior Citizens involvement in Instrumental Music Programs. NHB membership includes the Association of Concert Bands and the
Bands Of The Villages. The NHB supports various area groups and organizations through their donations derived from proceeds from our Concerts.
New Horizons Band
Thursday, 9 to 11am, Mulberry Grove
Ward Green 352-348-3398
“IN PERSON” REHEARSALS RESUME
After more than a year of not meeting, approximately 100 members from Bands of the Villages
(BOTV) experienced an “in-person” rehearsal! This past Tuesday the Mulberry recreation center
buzzed with excitement and music as delighted bandsmen came together to rehearse patriotic
music in anticipation of the 4th of July holiday.
Three BOTV directors, Hugh Wicks (Hometown Band), Jean Butler (Concert Band),
and Ward Greene (New Horizons) took turns directing the enthusiastic band! Musicians were
all volunteers from the three bands. Although many had participated throughout the pandemic
in Zoom rehearsals, it was a thrill for them to see each other in person. It was an even greater
thrill for the opportunity to participate in playing live music in a large group setting.
It worked out well for the bands to join forces because summer travels took its toll on fully
staffing each of the bands. Also, musicians enjoyed performing with colleagues from other
bands and from the excellent experience of being “under the baton” of several band conductors.
Although the bands will devote time each week to prepare, the grand public Patriotic Concert
will not take place. The concert finale of the summer season will be shared among the bandsmen.
This is attributed to still being issues brought about by the pandemic. However, it is anticipated
in the Fall that the schedules of the three bands will return to their usual rehearsals and
performances. It will be a pleasure at that time to recommend guests
“Make plans to attend the BOTV concerts”!
6 Debby Kelly
7 Dianne Koch
8 Becky Gillespie
10 Kathy Smith
11 Ed Gargiula
12 Peggy Maina
13 David Kemp
16 Jay Mau
21 Adrienne Schmitz
26 Jim Borad
27 George Rutloskie
27 Jim McCormack
No NHB rehearsals till August 26 at 9am.
Travel Tips with Music Instruments
Insure your instrument.
Measure the size and weight, including the case.
Study airline carry-on and checked baggage musical instrument policies before selecting an airline.
While booking your reservation, tell the agent you will be traveling with a musical instrument. Ask to speak to customer service to address questions.
Request/purchase priority boarding in advance, and keep copies of receipts.
Carry a copy of the DOT rule as outlined in the Federal Register or the DOT website, as well as a copy of the airline’s policies.
Limit carry-on items to one musical instrument, plus a personal item.
There’s a possibility that your instrument will not be allowed in the cabin with you, be sure to have a proper travel case to avoid damage if the instrument must be stowed.
Remove all extraneous items from your instrument’s case and carefully secure the instrument inside the case. Place identification on inside and outside the case.
Have an alternative, back-up transportation plan in mind.
Do not argue with ight crews! Calmly ask to speak with a customer service supervisor.
Examine your instrument for possible damage before you leave the airport.
Report any violation of airline policy or damage to the airline customer service before you leave the airport.
If you believe the airline has violated its written policies, file a complaint with the airline. Also file a direct complaint with the Department of Transportation.
The Villages New Horizons Band Calendar
DATES DAY/TIME. LOCATION COMMENTS
Patriotic Concert Tues, 4-6pm Mulberry Rec Center In Person Rehearsals
Rehearsal, June 1-July 3 8445 SE 165th Mulberry Ln Do Not Arrive Before
The Villages, FL, 32162 3:30pm. Bring ID Card
No Public Concert