Upcoming Events
Keyboard Departmental Recitals - Fall November 17, 2018 2:00 pm 2 PM | 3 PM | 4 PM Nichols Concert Hall
Thanksgiving Recess begins today! November 20, 2018 8:00 am and goes through to Sunday, November 25

New Horizons Band

Paul Hefner, New Horizons Band Director

 

The Music Institute of Chicago invites you to join the New Horizons Band, an educational program founded at the Eastman School of Music and designed for adults ages 50 and up. The band rehearses on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and participants also receive a once weekly sectional. Members of Music Institute of Chicago's New Horizons Band find this experience to be enjoyable, healthful, musically and personally satisfying, and a wonderful opportunity for social interaction. Our New Horizons Band plays public concerts in MIC's historic Nichols Concert Hall and in local communities.

 

If you played an instrument earlier in life and are ready to take it up again, MIC can help you get back in shape quickly and recapture the excitement of playing music. If you have never played an instrument before, it's never too late to give it a try. MIC's highly experienced staff of professional musicians/teachers will guide you every step of the way from producing your first sounds, through learning to read music, to developing your technical skills to the very best of your ability. This is a terrific opportunity to engage in a low-stress physical and mental exercise, and to meet people and enjoy new experiences in a friendly and non-competitive atmosphere. 

 

Questions about the program? 

Please contact Director Paul Hefner ir call 847.905.1500, ext. 127.

 


2018 Summer New Horizons Band

$105 • 6 weeks (Summer Session: June 12 - July 30, 2018)
The New Horizons Band provides adults older that 50 with an opportunity to learn to play a band instrument with their peers. The ensemble is open to those who already play an instrument but may have been away from music-making for many years, as well as those with no previous musical experience. Since 1995, band members have presented hundreds of free performances at area retirement homes, festivals and community centers, bringing music to those who might not otherwise have access to such performances.

Band Rehearsals
Tuesday & Thursday     10:00 – 11:30 am    Winnetka            Paul Hefner  

Sectionals
Tuesday & Thursday    9:30 – 10:00 am        Winnetka            Instructors:  Various