The New Horizons Program was started at the Eastman School of Music in 1991 and now has more than 100 programs in the United States and Canada. BW’s New Horizons offers adults the opportunity to learn to play a string, woodwind, brass or percussion instrument. It is perfect for adults who have never had the opportunity to play an instrument or for those who played during their school days but have not had the opportunity since.

We offer bands (beginning, intermediate and advanced levels), jazz band, string orchestras (beginning, intermediate and advanced levels) and chamber music ensembles. We ask that members bring their own instrument. If you need any help renting an instrument, please call us at (440) 826-2365 so we can point you in the right direction. BW's New Horizons Program is a partnership of the Community Arts School, Institute for Learning in Retirement and the BW Music Education Department.

The Fall concert is Wednesday, December 11 at 7:00 pm in Gamble Auditorium (96 Front St.). The Spring concert is Wedneday, May  6 at 7:00 pm in Gamble Auditorium (96 Front St.).These concerts are free and open to the public!

No experience is necessary. We will even teach you to read music. Our program includes adults of all ages. Call (440) 826-2365 to sign up. Ask about our new members meeting on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

Green Band

A beginning band for new woodwind, brass and percussion players; no experience necessary. Each Wednesday evening, adults participate in group lessons on their specific instruments and a full band rehearsal.

 

Bronze Band (Beginning)

For adults that play their instrument and read music at a basic level. Participants play in a band and group lessons.

 

Silver Band (Intermediate)

For adults with the ability to read music and play their instrument at an intermediate level. Each Wednesday evening, adults participate in chamber ensembles and a full band rehearsal.

 

Gold Band (Advanced)

For adults who play their instrument at an advanced level. Each Wednesday evening, adults participate in chamber ensembles and a full band rehearsal.