Faculty of Music

New Horizons Adult Band

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Summer program: Summer 2017 Registration Form (includes all dates/fees) - first session May 6, 2017:

Additional Sessions and Forms (Monday and Thursday ensembles) - first sessions May 9 and 11, 2017

Join the New Horizons Adult Band if you want to:

The program provides instruction to adults wishing to learn (or re-learn) to play wind or percussion instruments:

  • flute
  • oboe
  • clarinet
  • saxophone
  • bassoon
  • trumpet
  • french horn
  • trombone
  • euphonium
  • tuba
  • percussion
Western’s New Horizons Adult Band Program, established in 1999, is modeled after similar programs in the United States and is sponsored by the Don Wright Faculty of Music. Currently, there are more than 50 such bands operating in the United States and Canada.

Western’s program was the first New Horizons Band in Canada, and remains one of the largest programs of its kind in North America.

Why join?

Research shows that playing a musical instrument can be good for your health:

Want more information?

Please leave a message at 519-661-2111, ext. 82974 and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Or visit us in the Music Building on a Saturday morning (between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.).

What do we do?

We meet Saturday mornings 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Music Building Map (PDF, 336 KB) (at the corner of Lambton and Perth).

Courses run during the academic year (September through early April) with a summer session offered in May and June.

There are small and large class instruction with four levels of instruction designed to provide the most appropriate level of instruction.




Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions for New Horizons Band.