The Pikes Peak New Horizons bands
The Pikes Peak New Horizons Band is made up of the Gold Concert Band and the Swingmasters Jazz Band, each of which is under the direction of Director Ray Bell. The Bands are part of the New Horizons International Music Association. Both bands rehearse during the day on Tuesdays and Thursdays using the facilities provided by Awakening Church.
Although learning to play together as a band is important, socializing is a very integral part of each rehearsal. Through the years many close friendships have developed because of people coming together to play a band instrument. We invite you to come join the fun.
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Gold Concert Band
The Pikes Peak New Horizons Gold Concert Band began in September 2002. It was created for anyone 40 years of age or older who would like to continue playing their band instrument or would like to relearn the instrument they played years ago in school. Instruments used in the Gold Concert Band include: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, and various Percussion instruments.
The Gold Concert Band presently meets for rehearsals on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 to 11:00a.m.
SwingMasters Jazz Band
The Swingmasters Jazz Band, which was formed in 2003, is a group of Pikes Peak New Horizons Band musicians who have a great interest in playing the ‘Big Band’ jazz style of music. The band has played at The Antlers Hotel, the Colorado Springs Shrine Club, The Hancock Senior Center, Pioneer Museum and other community events. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday & Thursday mornings following the Gold Band rehearsals.
The SwingMasters Jazz Band meets at 11:15 a.m.