Virtually Conducted on Zoom
Jim’s Zoom meeting code: 820-030-2594
Password is Fenmo
January 25, 2021
Jim Adkins, Director


7:00 p.m. – Zoom Meeting Started and Joined by Membership

7:05 p.m. – Call to Order (all audio muted by Jim) Jim Adkins

7:06 p.m.– Welcome, Introductions, General Comments Jim Adkins

7:10 p.m. – Call for Motion to Dispense Robert’s Rules Jim Adkins

7:15 p.m. – Annual Report Topics​​​​​ Jim Adkins

​1). Board of Director Elections (5 minutes)
          Officers​: Jim Adkins, Jim Stahl, Sandy Bee Lynn, Mike Satola
          Elected Directors: Lee Nielsen, June Kelley, Valerie Lukens,
          Andy Rosenberg (Board Recommended), Janet Scarry (Term Completed)
          Explanation and call for a virtual “Vote of Confidence” ballot

​2). Introduction of Grant Writer Amy Dragga (5 minutes)

​3). Volunteer Coordinator Report “2020 Donation Campaign”; Lee Nielsen (5 minutes)

​4). Winter/Spring Schedule; Jim Adkins ( 5 minutes)
          A. Virtual rehearsal segments linked to Live evening rehearsals weeks A and C.
​          B. Virtual Pilot Concert Linked to Valentine Recital
​          C. Virtual Spring Concert
7:35 p.m. – Call for Adjournment​​​​ Jim Adkins​

Zoom Recitals 2020

Our last public performance was the “Small Group Recital Night” on February 17, 2020 at the Akron Summit County Library.

To address COVID-19 restrictions, we had to quickly get up to speed using the Zoom Meetings app for our performances. In addition to the Zoom learning curve, other challenges included: Internet disruptions, audio distortions, power interruptions, and smartphone/computer peculiarities.

Our recitals showcase the progression of skill levels:

  • Orientation – A playing ability level during which a comfort zone is reached between the beginning student of music and their instrument, notation, practice commitment, rehearsal techniques and mental musical comprehension.
  • Novice – A playing ability level, beyond Orientation but not yet enjoyed by a consistent Intermediate player.
  • Solo Studio – This opportunity is the newest addition to our program. Due to the positive experience of our “First Zoom Recital” we have added a solo Performance opportunity. 

Zoom Recital #1 – Orientation Recital – July 15, 2020

Performer, InstrumentMusic Performed
Julie Black, Cello#34 Natalie’s Rose*
#57 Tribal Lament*
Karen Greathouse, Violin#80 Grandparents Day*
#106 French Folk Song*
Marcelo Biffe, Cello#44 Mathew’s March*
#70 Hot Cross Buns*
Tiffany Lundy Martin, Cello#33 Song for Christine*
#36 Dreidel*
Susan Bacon, Viola#91 Lightly Row*
#90 English Round*
Cindy Ebner, Cello​#71 Au Clare De La Lune*
​#73 Buckeye Salute*
Ruth Lamont, Violin#116 Son for Maria*
​#118 Firoliralera*
Debbie Huebeck, Cello​#85 High Flying*
​#88 Frere Jacques*
* Songs are from Essential Elements Strings Book 1.

Zoom Recital #2 – Novice Recital – September 30, 2020

Performer, InstrumentMusic Performed
Karen Greathouse, ViolinAlouette – French Folk Song
Crossroads – Allen
Anne Lazzerini, CelloTheme form London Symphony
Franz J. Haydn (1732 -1809)
Oh Susannah
Stephen C. Foster (1826-1864)
Ruth Lamont, ViolinChester
William Billings ( 1746-1800)
Morning (from Peer Gynt)
Edvard Grieg (1819-1880)
Susan Bacon, ViolaOutback – Allen
Buffalo Gals
(Cool White) Japheth Hodges
Connie Stinnett, CelloTheme for the New World Symphony
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Jean-Joseph Mouret (1682-1738)
Dennis Zerby, Oboe
Brenda Thomas, Flute
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Zoom Recital #3 – Solo Studio Recital – October 30, 2020

Performer, InstrumentMusic Performed
Ruth Lamont, ViolinAshokan Farewell – by Jay Unger
Valerie DiNarda, CelloNina – by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Mike Hoeprich, ViolinWaltz No.2 – by Dmitri Shostakovich
Connie Stinnett, CelloIt’s a Wonderful World
by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss
Marilyn Katzmark, ViolinMeditation (from Thais)
by Jules Massenet
Jaime Madrigal, MarimbaRain Dance
by Alice Gomez and Marilyn Riffe

Introducing the Donation Corner

The Donation Corner is a way to bring NHB fund raising activities to the attention of members, inactive members, and friends. After each fund raising campaign, we will post a list of cash donors, as well as those who have contributed their time.

The Donation Corner page is available throughout the year. To make a donation anytime, please complete the online donation form and mail your check to:

New Horizons Band
PO Box 363
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44222-0363

Please be assured that your thoughtful gift will contribute to our ongoing projects for the benefit of all members and our extended NHB community. Contributions – no matter how large or small – will go far to help us discover our harmonious new horizons.

Note: The Donation Corner link is available from the main menu or the Site Map. If your name does not appear in the donor list please email us.

Hello 2021 – January Zoom Schedule

The January 2021 REVISED Zoom meetings schedule is now available.

View the upcoming week or the month of January.

Jaime’s Zoom meetings have been posted. Jim’s Zoom and Live meetings will be available soon.

The Annual Business Meeting will be held on January 25 (Monday) on Zoom at 7 p.m.

The complete Winter Zoom/Live meetings will be available on or before the Annual Business Meeting.

Christmas Carol Trivia Recital Results

Here are the winners of Guess the Christmas Carol Trivia Contest!

1st Place
With 12 answers correct;
Sandy Bee Lynn, Brenda Thomas

2nd Place
With 11 answers correct;
John and Cindy Ebner, Theresa Heaton

3rd Place
With 10 answers correct;
Susan Fernandez, Valerie Lukens, and Janet Scarey

Thank you to everyone who participated in guessing the Carol titles! Happy Holidays to all of you! I’m looking forward to seeing you in 2021 at our upcoming new zoom recitals!

Jaime Madrigal

Click here to view the program and performers.