There will be a new beginner band starting in Dartmouth in September. The 6th Wave of the Metro New Horizons Band program will commence with an instrument demonstration and experimentation session above the Long & McQuade store located at 124 Main Street on Monday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.
If you are age 50 or older and have always wanted to play a musical instrument, or if you played in your “earlier years” and are interested in taking it up again, this group is for you.
The instruments that will be taught include flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium (baritone), tuba, drums and percussion, violin, cello, piano, guitar and electric or acoustic bass.
The program is directed by Paul Barrett, a retired music teacher and a professional musician from Truro who spent may years teaching in the public school system there. Paul is a trombonist and pianist - an arranger and composer – and has many years of experience teaching music to people of varying ages.
The 1st Wave of the Metro New Horizons Band program began in January of 2010, then in the fall of that year the 2nd Wave Band was formed. January 2011 saw the establishment of the 3rd Wave group and fall of the same year was the 4th Wave. The 5th Wave group was begun in January of this year and now the 6th Wave will start next month.
If you are interested in this program, send an email to Paul Barrett: email@example.com or give him a call at (902) 986-1785. Brochures are available at Long & McQuade stores in Dartmouth, Halifax and Bedford.