Monday September 19, 2011

A Big Band Sound

Tom Daugherty Pfrogner, a specialist in big band era music, will lead the New Horizons Jazz Band.

The University of Dayton New Horizons Jazz Band has named Big Band specialist Tom Daugherty Pfrogner as musical director.

Pfrogner, a professional trombonist, has more than 30 years experience as a high school band director. He has written more than 800 musical transcriptions and arrangements, specializing in Big Band music. Pfrogner has arranged music for many bands throughout the U.S. and Europe, including The Air Force Band of Flight, The Sinatra Tribute Show and The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.

The New Horizons Band offers adults 50 and over the opportunity to begin a musical instrument, or to re-connect with music for those who have been away from active music making for many years. The New Horizons concert band and jazz band perform throughout the community.

Registration is open from August through May. For more information contact the Office of Special Programs and Continuing Education at 937-229-2347 or visit

Fall performances are:

6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14
Jazz Band
Deardoff Senior Center
605 S. River St.
Franklin, Ohio

11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9
Jazz Band
St. Francis of Assisi Senior Center
6245 Wilmington Pike
Centerville, Ohio

1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27
Concert Band
Schuster Center Wintergarden
One West Second St.

1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
Concert Band
Wayne High School
5954 Longford Rd.
Huber Heights, Ohio

For more information, contact Linda Hartley at

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