Attendance Report Update

We made a few changes to the attendance report based on member actions and feedback.

Field 1 – Enter you 4 digit member ID number (available at the sign-in desk).

Field 2 – (REQUIRED) Enter your first and last name.

Field 3 – (REQUIRED) Sign-ins can be proceed anytime during the day of rehearsal. If signing-in before arriving, select “I will attend today,” and if signing-in during rehearsal select “I am here” .

Field 4 – (REQUIRED) Select the date of the rehearsal.

Field 5 – Enter your email address. Not required, but it provides us with a current point of contact.

Field 6 – Message is not required but it provides a way to offer comments if you choose.

Attendance Report Information

We are moving away from the pencil and paper attendance sign-in to a computerized system that you can access through your phone. You can sign-in the day of the rehearsal, or you can report when you will miss a rehearsal. When you arrive at Bolich Middle School or Walsh University there are two attendance sign-in options:

  1. Wait in line and sign-in on a laptop computer.

  2. Use your phone to sign-in on the NHB web site. This is the preferred method because you can sign-in at your convenience before the rehearsal starts, or during the break. Follow these simple steps:
    • Go to the NHB website:
    • Scroll to the bottom of the page and look for “Attendance Report”
    • Click on “report your attendance” and the attendance report will appear.
    • Fill in the form.

Click on the following button to directly open the Attendance Report.


Please report to the sign-in table in the hall before you enter the cafeteria for sign -in instruction. Andy will share instructions and answer questions during rehearsal at 6:00. Please come early and if you are in a small group please see Sandy Bee before you go to small group! Sandy Bee will have a code list at Bolich and Janet will have a copy for Thursday night members at Walsh. Thank you! Jim


The Celebration is a SELLOUT therefore ticket requests mailed in and received after last Friday November 1st could not be honored. If you mail in your ticket request last week your reservation may not have been accepted. Late reservation requests will be returned to our members Saturday after the event. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ONLY PLAYING MEMBER OF OUR ENSEMBLE WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE CELEBRATION WITHOUT A TICKET AND MUST ENTER THE MUSEUM THROUGH THE WEST DOOR FROM OUR RESERVED PARKING LOT. GUESTS CAN NOT ATTEND THE CONCERT ONLY PORTION OF THE EVENT FOR FREE. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON BRINGING QUESTS THEY WILL NOT BE ADMITTED WITHOUT AN ADVANCED RESERVATION TICKET. MEMBERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO LEAVE UNTIL AFTER THE COMPLETE PROGRAM. If you have questions call the Museum 330.896.6332.

Information Review; NON-TICKET HOLDERS: 5:30 – Parking in West Lot; 6:00 – Call Time; 6:15 – Seating; 6:25 – tuning; 6:30 – Down Beat! RESERVATION TICKET HOLDER: 4:30 – Social Hour; 5:30 – Buffet Dinner; 6:15 – performance seating, etc.

Concert Order: FANFARE AND FLOURISHES; GOD BLESS AMERICA; STARS AND STRIPES; (stand for posting of colors, National Anthem, Invocation); MARCHES OF THE ARMED FORCES; GOD BLESS THE U.S.A..


HOLIDAY CONCERT, December 1, 2019

We are pleased to announced that our 2019 HOLIDAY CONCERT will be held at the ADVENT LUTHERAN CHURCH 1516 Edison SW in Uniontown, Ohio. This free concert will be part of their Community Outreach and funds from a Bake Sale will help sponsor their Youth Program. The concert will begin at 2:00 with a 12:45 call. I will need lots of help setting up our unusual seating as the performance space is very limited. Helpers please plan on arriving at noon! We will rehears from 1:00-1:30. Dress is black with your own personal Holiday Appointments! Please bring your own music stands!!!!

Thank you goes out to all of the members who made contacts with respect to finding a Holiday Host! We made many new friends which will bring us future performance opportunities. Special thanks to Art Hensler and Becky Popio. Their repeated contact made this performance possible.

Veterans Day at the MAPS Air Museum

What better way to thank those who served in the U.S. Military than to attend the MAPS Annual Veterans Celebration VII on Saturday, November 9th! MAPS Air Museum will host our annual Veterans Day program which will honor all of our Veterans.

Reservations are required and due by October 23, 2019.

Dinner is only $20 a person! (Seats are limited)

Highlights of this years event will include:

  • Happy Hour and a Dinner Buffet
  • Music provided by the New Horizons (80 piece orchestra)
  • Fly-In and Static Display of F-16s from the 180th Fighter Wing on Saturday (TBD)
  • Unveiling of additional Feathers to the Fallen Feathers Memorial of Ohio display.
  • A special tribute of our newly restored F-16 to Lt. Col. Kevin Sonnenberg (112th Fighter Squadron “Stingers”, 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio National Guard) KIA 6-15-07
    Plus More!

The Saturday event is open to the public from 4:30 PM to 8 PM. The museum will remain open until 9 PM.


4:30 — Ticket Holding New Horizons Members and Guests (ALL GUESTS MUST PURCHASE A TICKET) must enter the Museum gate at 2260 International Parkway and park in the East Lot or other parking areas as directed. Enter the main entrance of the Museum on the East side of the hanger and register for your table seating as directed. Please keep your instrument with you at your dinner table seat.
4:30 — 5:30 — Social Time and Happy Hour is provided only for Ticket Holders.
5:30 – 6:15 — Buffet Dinner is served for Ticket Holders.
6:00 — CALL TIME — Ticket Holders please report to performance area, take your place BUT DO NOT PLAY YOUR INSTRUMENT. Non-Ticket holders must enter the Museum gate at 2260 International Parkway and take the first left into the West Parking Lot on the West side of the Museum. This lot is reserved for New Horizons members. Enter the single metal door in the South corner of the Museum marked NHB. You may leave your cases in the Library but DO NOT PLAY your instrument. You may take your seat in the performance area by 6:15. DO NOT PLAY!!
6:25 — Organized quiet, warm-up and tune
6:34 — Posting the Colors — “Drum Cadence” (everyone stand)
6:43 — Pledge of Allegiance
6:45 — Invocation — Les Peine
6:46 — Welcome — Reed Kimball
    1) Introduction
      2) “Marches of the Armed Forces”
     3) Fallen Feathers
     4) Brief History of the 112th and MAPS
7:00 — POW-MIA Table and Honor Ceremony
7:10 — Honoring Veterans/Past and Present — Kim Kovesci
7:15 — Our Story “F-16” — Val Kinney
7:20 — “GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.”
7:24 — Introduce Keynote Speaker Maj. Gen. Steven Nordhaus — Jim Jackson
7:28 — Lt. Col Kevin “Sonny” Sonnenberg — Maj. Gen. Nordhaus
7:38 — Family Comments
7:50 — Video — Val Kinney
8:00 — Words — Val Kinney
8:06 — Words — Kim
8:14 — Retrieving colors — Drum Cadence (everyone stand)
8:20 — Dismissed


SORRY FOR THESE LAST MINUTE CHANGES! I was just notified that Walsh University needs the rehearsal room until 6:45 this Thursday 9/26 so we will not be able to meet the Winds and Percussion as scheduled from 6:00-7:00. String classes will remain as scheduled in the Art Studio but Winds need not report until 7:00. We will have a Percussion sectional on “Gabriel’s Oboe” at 6:45. Combined Ensemble will meet in the Band Room from 7:00 to 8:00. PLEASE SHARE THIS INFO WITH OTHER MEMBERS!

The Mum Festival call time has been moved back from 3:30 to 4:00 as our Concert time is now 4:30! That gives you more time to eat BOLOGNA SANDWICHES!

COME OUT TO HEAR “ALL THAT JAZZ” AT THE HOUSTON PUB TOMORROW EVENING! We play from 7:30 – 9:30 (This is a change as well). Good food/drink no cover! QUESTIONS!?! CALL JIM. 330.858.2045

Marilyn Katzmark (violin) performs original composition Sunday September 15.

This Sunday, September 15, Marilyn Katzmark, Tim Longfellow and Miranda Toman will be a part of the service at Emanuel United Church of Christ in Doylestown. (This is the same church where we played for a couple years at the Arts Fest.)

The address is 16 Eastern Rd. off of Route 585. The service starts at 10:30. Marilyn will play an original piece which will surely be delightful.

Punch and cookies after the service. Everyone is welcome.

Call Sandy Bee Lynn if you have any questions.

Fun Time Picnic is ON!

Hi all,

The Fun Time Picnic is on, the weather looks great and we are ready to party!

If you still haven’t signed up, our grill master (appropriately named: Mike McMaster!) assures us he can handle more. So sign up by sending Lee a note ( and paying at the picnic.

Also, we now have FIVE acts for the Member Showcase but are thrilled to accept more. If you are busy practicing and want to share with us, please let Lee know (same email above) as we are putting together a program.

And remember: Please bring a dish to share: salads, vegetables, desserts, or ???. We also will provide water and paper products. If you want drinks other than water, please bring it.

See you next Saturday at 4 pm.