New Horizons Music Current Session

New Horizons Music Program Sessions

Fall Term: September 6 -December 6, 2018
Spring Term: January 17 -April 25, 2019

Bands and Lessons

We offer three levels of instruction on Thursday mornings. You make the decision as to which level to enter, and can switch at any time (they are offered at the same time in different rooms):

  • beginner
  • advanced beginner
  • intermediate (a full-sized concert band)

New Horizons Band trombone playerWe also offer a Jazz Band for those who play at the intermediate level or better (if there is enough interest, we may offer a second jazz ensemble with easier music). Jazz Band membership must be approved by the director, with consideration given to seniority and instrumentation needs. Instruments taught include flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone/euphonium, tuba, and percussion.

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

Rehearsal Locations and Times

Beginners, Advanced Beginners and Concert Band
Temple Beth Or, 5275 Marshal Road, Kettering
Thursdays, 8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Small group and individual instruction also may be given at this time. 

Jazz Band and Small Groups
Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Temple Beth Or, 5275 Marshal Road, Kettering


  • $90/term for Concert or Beginners' Concert Band
  • $90/term for Jazz or Beginners' Jazz Band
  • $135/term for BOTH the concert and jazz bands
  • Cancellations received after the session begins are non-refundable


There will be at least one performance scheduled per term (often more). Members have the option to participate in performances, but they are strongly encouraged to receive the full experience from performance participation. UD New Horizons Music red performance shirts must be purchased ($20). See registration form to order.

Other Information

  • No limit to number of participants in Concert Band. Jazz Band has limited participation due to standard jazz band instrumentation.
  • Small ensembles are available with membership and participation in concert or jazz band.
  • Individual lessons are encouraged. Contact Linda Hartley to arrange lessons taught by UD music education students.
  • Instruments may be rented or purchased from any local music dealer.
  • Method books for beginners will need to be purchased (approx. $9). We use Essential Elements 2000 Book I. Books may be purchased through most local music dealers.
  • Band books for all concert band participants must be purchased (approx. $9) - Foundations for a Superior Performance. We recommend ordering this book from Stanton's Sheet Music: 1-800-42-MUSIC.


Register online:

To register by mail, download the NHMP registration form (PDF) >>

Or, call University of Dayton Special Programs and Continuing Education: (937) 229-2347


Dr. Linda Hartley, music director, at (937) 229-3232 or or Craig Southerington at (937) 657-5747 or for additional information.


Special Programs and Continuing Education

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 7011
Phone: 937-229-2605; FAX: 937-229-3500
Special Program and Continuing Education