A free concert by the New Horizons Band is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, at the St. Thomas More Parish, 11822, Holmes Road, Kansas City, Mo.
This concert is the first of two the group is offering this May. For this event, the entire 45+ member ensemble is expected to play for about an hour. This top-notch entertainment is free of charge.
The New Horizons Band is a program of the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in conjunction with the University of Missouri - Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music and Dance and Meyer Music. The band is a group of music-loving adults age 50 and older who meet about once a week to practice. The group includes brass, woodwind, and percussion. New Horizons has been in existence for more than 16 years and currently has about 45 band members, including members who come from as far as Blue Springs to participate.
The other upcoming New Horizons Band concert will take place one week later on Tuesday, May 9, at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood, Roeland Park.
For anyone interested in joining the group, the band meets for practices weekly on Tuesday nights beginning at 6 p.m. at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park. Beginning band lessons are also available. For more information about the band or the concerts, call (913) 826-3160.