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New Horizons Music Program

Fall 2014 Term: September 4 - December 4

New Horizons Band trombone player

Our Bands

There is no limit to number of participants. Choose from the beginner level concert band or the intermediate level concert band. You can switch between them at any time (they practice at the same time in separate rooms).

For those who play at the intermediate level or better, we also offer the Jazz Band. If there is enough interest, we may offer a second jazz band with easier music.

Instruments taught include flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone/euphonium, tuba, and percussion. 

Small ensembles such as quartets, trios, etc., are also available.


We generally follow the University of Dayton academic calendar.

The concert bands rehearse on Thursdays from 8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at Temple Beth Or (5275 Marshall Rd, Dayton OH 45429).

The Jazz Band rehearses on Thursdays from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m., at Temple Beth Or (5275 Marshall Rd, Dayton OH 45429).

Concerts and Concert Attire

At least one performance is scheduled per term, often two or three. Members have the option to participate in performances. If you participate in performances, you need to purchase the UD New Horizons Band red performance shirt ($20). Make the appropriate selection at registration.


$90.00 for Concert Band
$90.00 for Jazz Band
$135.00 for both Concert and Jazz Bands
Small ensembles are available with membership
Individual lessons are available and must be arranged (contact Linda Hartley). There is a separate cost for lessons.


Instruments can be rented or purchased from any local music dealer. Some instruments may be available to rent from the UD Department of Music. Contact Linda Hartley for more information.

Music and Books

  1. Method books for beginners are required (approximately $8). We use  Essential Elements 2000 Book I.  Books can be purchased at most local music dealers.
  2. Band books are required for all participants (approximately $8).  Foundations for a Superior Performance. NHM recommends ordering from Stanton's Sheet Music (800-42-MUSIC).
  3. Sheet music will be provided.