Shop AmazonSmile and NHB will Receive a Donation From Amazon

You can now use the Amazon Shopping app on your mobile phone to sign up for AmazonSmile. When you shop using AmazonSmile, NHB will receive a donation from Amazon at no extra cost to you. Simply follow the instructions below.

How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone.
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features.
3. Select “New Horizons Band of Summit and Stark County” as your charity.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app.

Make a difference this Mother’s Day. Shop for gifts at AmazonSmile to generate donations for New Horizons Band of Summit and Stark County.

Products and prices at AmazonSmile are identical to

Kimberly Jane (Dills) Bergstrom

Kimberly Bergstrom is the sister of Sandy Boyes who plays the violin for New Horizons. This is a huge loss for her and her family. Below is Kim’s obituary which has information on her funeral arrangements. If anyone would like to send a card to Sandy, her address is: 140 Joshua Dr., Rittman, OH. 4 4270.


Where do you even begin when you talk about someone as unique and special as a woman like Kim Bergstrom? Kim was not only the best wife, mother, mother-in-law, mamaw, sister, aunt, and friend, but a faithful member of the community and world.

Kimberly Jane Bergstrom, 58, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2021, surrounded by family, after a decade of battling cancer. Kim was born June 25, 1962, in Akron, OH, to the late Alfred and Eleanor (Davis) Dills. Kim is survived by her husband of 36 years, Todd; son, Chad (Brandy); daughters, Kalyn (Michael) Suliks and Hannah (Mason Juersivich) Bergstrom; grandchildren, Keirra Nicole and Sophia Jane; sister, Sandy (Richard) Boyes; brother, Roger (Kathy) Dills; and numerous loving nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Kim’s heart and commitment were to her family. She never missed any game, event, concert, or school function her kids were a part of. Spending time traveling, vacationing, beach bumming, and having family game nights and get-togethers was always a must in her eyes. Kim always made each event extra special, making it feel like it was one of a kind. The extra special touches and thoughtfulness she added to her gift giving, bow making, and endless amount of humor and laughter can never be compared. The memories she created will last a lifetime.

There wasn’t much in the community that Kim did not have her hand in. From PTA groups, school functions, Norton Women’s Club to all the Norton sporting events, her creative touch was always perfect. Kim always strived to make sure everyone always felt included and loved, putting others first above everything else. The astonishing outpour of love and support from Kim’s endless network of family and friends is proof of the impact Kim continues to have throughout the community.

The legacy of the selfless, caring acts of Kim are endless. We rest easy knowing Kim will be spending eternity pain-free in the loving arms of Jesus, with confidence we will see her again one day.

“The Lord will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” Psalms 121:7-8

Friends may call at Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Rd., Norton, on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., where services will be held on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. with Pastor Robin Hart officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Norton Women’s Club, P. O. Box 1101, Norton, OH 44203 in memory of Kim.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Kimberly Jane (Dills) Bergstrom, please visit our floral store.

Zoom with the “Celebration of Learning Recital”

The “Celebration of Learning Recital” features players from the Orientation and Novice Ensembles.

1.) Cello Solo – Marcelo Biffe463e3469-0975-41c7-af92-65d58f1080db
Surprise Symphony Theme F. J. Haydn
Arr. R. Gillespie
2.) Orientation Ensemble
Susan Bacon (Viola),
Marcelo Biffe (Cello),
Cindy Ebner (Cello),
Karen Greathouse (Violin),
Debbie Huebeck (Cello),
Ruth Lamont (Violin),
Anne Lazzerini (Cello)
Tekele Lomeria Kenyan Warrior Song
Arr. J. Higgins
William Tell Overture G. Rossini
Arr. J. Higgins
Rockin’ StringsJ. Higgins
3.) Violin Solo – Ruth Lamontruth
Minuet No. 1J.S. Bach
Arr. J. Higgins
4.) Cello Solo – Cindy Ebner91c259fd-c4c0-40fc-af83-d9febaf31b4f
Minuet No. 2 J.S. Bach
Arr. J. Higgins
5.) Novice Ensemble
Susan Bacon (Viola),
Chris Blair (Viola),
Sandy Boyes (Violin),
Ruth Lamont (Violin),
Anne Lazzerini (Cello),
Connie Stinnett (Cello)
In The Bleak Mid WinterWinter G. Holst
Arr. J. Higgins
La Bamba Mexican Folk Song
Arr. M. Allen
6.) Everyone
Pomp and CircumstanceE. Elgar
Arr. M. Allen

Miller Time Update for Strings and Ensemble Lesson Plans

Attention String Players

Miller Time update for string players – There is a change in the text with an insert which glues nicely over the affected measures (sections H-M). The inserts with the changes will be available Thursday (March 4) at the MAPS museum 2:00-4:00. Keep doing the Eb scale!

If you can’t make it to the MAPS Air Museum, starting today click here, to download the strings Miller Time update.

Attention Sectional and Combined Ensembles

A lesson plan for March is now available along with a concert pitch Eb handout.

Lesson plans can be viewed from the Main Menu -> Member Resources -> Lesson Plans, also from Main Menu -> Calendars -> Zoom Calendar -> Lesson Plans.

New Horizons Band of Summit and Stark Counties Launches YouTube Channel with Valentine Virtual Performance

I’m sooooooooooooooooooooo happy to announce that our Valentine Virtual performance has been completed this afternoon. I’m very pleased that your hard work and preparation enabled us to create a Pilot that will make us all proud! It is much more than a first step!  

It has been posted on our YouTube channel and will be available for viewing after 3 pm tomorrow afternoon (February 14, 2021) by clicking here.

Please accept my heartfelt appreciation and respect.

Looking forward to the future,