ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Have you always wanted to play in a band or orchestra or sing in a chorus? If your morning schedule is open, consider checking out a few rehearsals of the New Horizons Music Program.
Adults who are interested are invited to rehearsals that take place weekday mornings at the First Unitarian Church, 220 South Winton Road. This is an opportunity to learn how hundreds of people have found a new passion or rekindled a former one.
While New Horizons was designed originally for senior adults, there is no minimum or maximum age or ability requirement, and beginners are welcome.
Started in Rochester by Roy Ernst, Professor Emeritus at the Eastman School of Music in 1991, New Horizons has been adopted throughout the U.S. and Canada by more than 100 organizations.
The Rochester program offers several large ensembles including three bands, two orchestras, a mixed chorus and a dance band as well as many chamber music ensembles, which meet weekly.
For more information, please call the Eastman Community Music School at 585/274-1400 or visit www.esm.rochester.edu/community/classes/adult.php. To learn more about the New Horizons International Music Association, visit www.newhorizonsmusic.org.