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Nancy Janoson, conductor


The Pioneer Valley New Horizons Band provides a fun and nurturing social environment in which retired and/or senior adults with little-to-no formal music education can learn a concert band instrument and play ensemble music with their peers. In addition to full band rehearsals, participants are given sectional group instruction by music students from UMASS Amherst and other local universities.

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$135 per season

Sectionals - Thursday Mornings:

Clarinets - 11:00, Kelsey Wright Hall

Brass - 11:00 Founders Hall/Room 203

Percussion - Virtual

Saxophones/Flutes - 10:30, 201 (Meets Mondays)


Spring Season:

Meet and Greet 2/1 at 10:00 am

Full Band Rehearsals (Tuesdays 10:00-11:30 am):

2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17

Sectionals (Thursday mornings, time TBD):

2/10, 2/17, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/28

Summer Extension 2022

There will be an optional summer session for current and new/returning members of New Horizons. 

The additional full band meeting dates are 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, and 7/12

Cost for the session is 60$.


If you are a current New Horizons band member please email our Registrar, Ryan at registrar@ncmc.net with your intention to continue, and he will be in touch about payment.

If you are not currently part of the New Horizons band for the spring session, please fill out the form found below.

This Program sponsored in part by:

The Charles H. Hall Foundation