TRURO – A beginner band for those aged 50 and older is starting in the Truro area this month.
The 8th wave of the Cobequid New Horizons Band program will begin with an instrument demonstration and experimentation session on Jan. 17 at 3:30 p.m.
The session will be held in the Truro Concert Band room, located in the Old Normal College building on Prince Street.
Anyone 50 or older wanting to play a musical instrument or those having played in their ‘earlier years’ and are interested in taking it up again may find the band of interest.
Instruments that will be taught include the 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.
Paul Barrett, a retired music teacher and professional musician from Truro, directs the program. Barrett is a trombonist, pianist, arranger and composer and has many years of experience teaching music to people of varying ages.
Anyone interested in the program can email Barrett at email@example.com, or call 986-1785. Brochures on the program are also available at the Marigold Cultural Centre, Mingo’s Music, churches in Truro and just inside the door of the Old Normal College.