New Horizons Green Jazz Band

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Photo Courtesy of CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival 2019 – Thom Bell Photographer

Adult Ensemble
Teacher: Don Sherman
Tuesday, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Location: First Unitarian Church – S. Winton Rd.

Tuition: $127

NH Green Jazz Band is a one hour band class for beginning or new to jazz players with some instrumental experience. Band members will focus on the basics of jazz music, including Swing, Rock and Latin genres. A one time purchase of the method book, “Standard of Excellence Jazz Ensemble Method” by Dean Sorenson & Bruce Pearson for your instrument is required ($15), along with a music stand and a fun attitude.

Band members can expect to perform in Lowery Hall or Kilbourn Hall each semester.

Contact Don Sherman; dsherman@esm.rochester.edu for more information.
This is a yearlong course divided into two semesters. Spring semester will be automatically
re-registered unless written notification is received by December 1.


New Horizons Discounts

  • Those registered in a core ensemble receive a 25% discount on all other New Horizons Ensembles. Core ensembles include Green Band, Intermediate & Advanced Band, Beginning Strings, Full Orchestra, Advanced String Orchestra, Chorus, Big Band, and Jazz Ensemble.
  • Those registered in Intermediate & Advanced Bands or Advanced String Orchestra receive 50% off Full Orchestra.
  • New Horizons tuition is FREE for those who are 90 or older.
  • Snowbird Policy: New Horizons members who are gone four or more consecutive months during the winter are asked to notify the ECMS office by December, and they will be billed for the fall semester only. All are welcome to attend rehearsals for the balance of the school year at no additional charge when they return. Click here for complete policy details.

How to Register

New students and students registering after mid-September: ECMS Registration Form 

Continuing ECMS students may re-register online from May until September.

Paper registration forms available upon request: (585) 274-1400

Once registered, students may begin attending classes. The only registration confirmation you will receive is your bill. You may log on to check your registrations at any time. Click here for complete details on registration and policies.