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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute New Horizons Band

April 2015

The OLLI New Horizons Band performed on a double-bill with UNCW Wind Symphony on April 28 in Kenan Auditorium. Conducted by John LaCognata, New Horizons performed selections by George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, John Philip Sousa and John Williams. New Horizons Band of Wilmington, in cooperation with the UNCW Department of Music and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 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. Read more about the UNCW New Horizons Band story at