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About Us

The New Horizons Band in the Pines, located in Moore County, NC, was organized in January 2008. There were 12 members in our first band. We have now grown to about 40 musicians. Our goal is to create an entry point to group music making for adult beginners and a comfortable re-entry point for adults who played music in school and would like to resume after long years of building careers and raising children, or who now play an instrument and would like to try another.

Support Us
New Horizons Band in the Pines has been growing and expanding over the past 10 years! Our music library needs to grow and develop with us, and for that, we would welcome donations in any amount. New scores generally range from $35 to $75 each. We also use donations to offer scholarships and to provide specialized instruction to help us improve our musical technique, knowledge, and performance. We are a 501(c)3 public charity so your donation is completely tax deductible. Our EIN is 26-2003809. Donations can be made by sending a check made payable to New Horizons Band in the Pines to our Treasurer, Miriam Ring at 400 Johnson Grove Rd, Vass NC 28394. Thanks for your consideration.

We are affiliated with the New Horizons International Music Association (http://newhorizonsmusic.org), an organization of more than 195 senior bands from around the world.

We are supported by the Arts Council of Moore County and the North Carolina Arts Council with funding from the state of North Carolina.

Our Mission
• To promote music for life by offering music education, rehearsals and performances in a relaxed and supportive environment.
• To create a positive and a non-competitive environment for those adults who wish to join us in the world of music.
• To provide free concerts at local venues to bring joy through music to our audiences.

Band Rehearsals

Our rehearsals are on Tuesdays in Wellard Hall, Sandhills Community College
Concert Band 3:30 to 5:30
Swing Band 1:45 to 3:15
Our year is divided into terms as follows:
Fall Term: ~early Sept to early Dec (~13 or more meetings plus concerts)
Spring Term: ~late Jan to late May (~13 or more meetings plus concerts)
Summer Term (Optional): ~June & July (~ 6 weeks, no concerts)
The terms are the same for the Concert Band and the Swing Band.

The fee for the Concert Band for the Fall and Spring Terms is $70 per term. (Your first term in the Concert Band is free.)
The fee for the Swing Band for the Fall and Spring Terms is $70 per term.
The fee for the Summer Term is $5.00 per rehearsal payable at the rehearsal.

Both the Concert Band and the Swing Band regularly perform concerts at the end of the Fall and Spring Terms at local venues including Penick Village, Chapel in the Pines, Belle Meade, the Senior Enrichment Center. The Swing Band also plays concerts at smaller venues. We are always open to performing at new locations.

Social Events
NHBP arranges social gatherings during the year including dinners and picnics. Members can also go to Band Camps throughout the country. More can be learned about band camps at the New Horizons International Music Association web site.