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The New Horizons Band in the Pines is exceptionally fortunate to have a Professional Director who provides expertise in teaching & conducting.

Mollie Wilson

Mollie Wilson was a band and drama director in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania for more than thirty years before retiring to Aberdeen. She is a member of the Moore County Community Band, the SCC Jazz Band, and the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Choir. Also, she is the leader of the Well-Seasoned Singers, a women’s sextet which sings for various charities, churches, and events in the area.

In addition to musical activities, Mollie is the proprietor of Pine Gables of Aberdeen, a Victorian Bed and Breakfast in historic Aberdeen.

In Memoriam…Dr. Robert Romine

Dr. Bob Romine passed away in August 2019. Bob was one of the first directors of the New Horizons Band in the Pines and he also organized and directed the Swing Band.

Dr. Romine served as chair of UNCP’s Music Department and was its band director from 1974 through 1996. He was made Professor Emeritus, UNC Pembroke, and inducted into the North Carolina Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame in 2012.