OLLI New Horizons Band
Have you heard about the OLLI Band? In cooperation with the Department of Music, the OLLI New Horizons Band provides an ensemble experience for adult brass, woodwind and percussion players interested in making music.
The band welcomes all adults who currently are playing their instruments as well as those individuals who participated in their school music programs and may not have played for a long time. "It's Never Too Late" is the motto of the New Horizons Band.
Directed by Dr. John LaCognata (Director of Bands at UNCW), members participate in weekly sectionals and full band rehearsals. The band performs one concert at the conclusion of each semester.
12 Weekly Sessions:
Mondays, Sep. 8 - Dec. 1
7 - 9 p.m.
$79 OLLI Members
Concert is Monday, Dec. 8 - 7:30 p.m.
No class on Oct. 13. Registration begins August 20 at 9 a.m.; go online (fastest) or call 910.962.3195.
Band Director: John LaCognata, Ph.D.
LaCognata received a bachelor science in music education from the University of Illinois, a master of music in trumpet performance from Auburn University and a doctorate in music education with an emphasis in wind conducting from the University of Florida.
About the Band
The OLLI New Horizons Band of Wilmington, in cooperation with the UNCW Department of Music, provides an opportunity for adults of all ages to make music in a concert band format. Experienced musicians and beginners alike are invited to participate. For those just beginning to play, or playing again for the first time in many years, guidance is provided.
The OLLI New Horizons Band is a member of the New Horizons International Music Association (NHIMA), which began in 1991 when Roy Ernst, the founder of NHIMA, saw a need to provide adults an entry point for music making, no matter their experience level. See the entire New Horizons Band story at www.newhorizonsmusic.org.
To obtain information about the OLLI New Horizons Band, please contact the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNCW by calling 910.962.3195 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tax-deductible contributions can be made through the OLLI program to the New Horizons Band to defray costs to purchase music and other appropriate costs which are not covered by the tuition.