The Pikes Peak New Horizons Bands (PPIOM)

The Pikes Peak New Horizons Band is made up of two community bands: the Gold Concert Band and the Swingmasters Jazz Band. Both bands are under the direction of our current director, Ray Bell, they are part of the New Horizons International Music Association.  Both bands rehearsing during the morning hours of Tuesdays and Thursdays using the facilities provided by Springs First Church.

We are located in Colorado Springs, CO with the unique purpose for musicians to become better (AGAIN), provide a low-pressure environment that extends or learn newer skills and techniques within their instrumentation. You experience the impact of music education within the community, see the impact of a great director first hand, and be exposed to new concert music. Meanwhile, community bands provide a variety of socializing with new people, networking, and encourages self-care. Through the years, many close friendships have developed because of people coming together to play an instrument. We invite you to come join the fun by registering HERE

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Gold Concert Band

The Pikes Peak New Horizons Gold Concert Band began in September 2002 and initially created for anyone 40 years of age or older. As of 2021 it is open for any adult 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 (but not limited to): Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, and various Percussion instruments.

The Gold Concert Band  meets for rehearsals on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM during the Fall and Spring season. See our monthly calendar for our seasonal dates!

SwingMasters Jazz Band

The Swingmasters Jazz Band, which was formed in 2003, is a group of 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.

The SwingMasters Jazz Band meets for rehearsals on Tuesdays and Thursdays from at 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM during the Fall and Spring season. See our monthly calendar for our seasonal dates!