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New Horizons Band of Summit and Stark Counties
“Providing Life Enrichment Through Embracing Music”

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Welcome to the New Horizons Band
of Summit and Stark Counties!

Photo of New Horizons Band and Strings taken January 2012.
Photos by Doug Miller

What is the New Horizons Band?

Have you ever wanted to learn to play an instrument, but never had the time or opportunity?
Would you like to relearn an instrument that you played long ago?

Join the New Horizons Band of Summit and Stark Counties!
The New Horizons Band is for anyone who wishes to experience the joy and satisfaction of learning an instrument, rehearsing, and performing with a group several times each year.

No musical experience is necessary! Absolute beginners are welcome!

It's Never Too Late!

New Horizons Band In The News

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New musicians explore unfamiliar territory together in local band
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Page 22
West Side Leader

The idea behind the New Horizons Band is that
it's never too late to learn to play an instrument.

Read Article from the WEST SIDE LEADER

You Always Wanted to Learn an Instrument. It's Time
Monday, April 24, 2017
Page R6
The Wall Street Journal

It's never too late to start, as more people in their
50s and 60s are discovering, and they're glad they did.

Read Article from the WALL STREET JOURNAL

Leader of the Band
Former Band Director Continues Musical Journey
By Sandy Bee Lynn
The Post Contributor
January 12, 2013

Jim Adkins (left) talks with his students in a winds and percussion class.


Music opens 'New Horizons' for retirees
Participants say adult music program improves health, outlook on life
By Dawn Fratangelo
CorrespondentNBC News
Updated: 7:36 p.m. ET Nov 21, 2006

Music can improve your health - Nov. 21: A recent study found that older adults who participate in arts programs have better overall health, boosted immune systems, even fewer doctor visits. NBC's Dawn Fratangelo reports on a program that's making such programs accessible.
NBC Nightly News
Dawn Fratangelo

Click here to view video & read article.

Look for Herb in the video playing his tenor sax.

A Conversation with New Horizons Band

Part 1


Part 2

The New Horizons Band of Summit and Stark Counties, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) organization,
and is committed to providing instruction and teaching in and promotion of, the arts
to adults, specifically in instrumental music.

In Memory of Robert "Bob" W. Young
NHB WebSite creator

Our Founder and Sponsor
     Central Instrument Company, Inc
739 Portage Trail
Cuyahoga Falls  OH  44221
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