Tenth wave of seniors band begins this week

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TRURO – Thursday is the day the 10th Wave Cobequid New Horizons Band program gets it start.

The season commences with an instrument demonstration and experimentation session at the Truro Concert Band Room, located at the Princess Margaret Rose Elementary School on Willow Street. The session begins at 3:30 p.m.

Anyone aged 50 or older with an interest in playing a musical instrument, or wishing to pick up the hobby again, is welcome to join.

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.

Paul Barrett, a retired music teacher and professional musician from Truro, will direct the program. Barrett is a trombonist and pianist - an arranger and composer – and has many years of experience teaching music to people of varying ages, mostly people over the age of 50.

The Cobequid New Horizons Band program starts groups of beginners, or ‘raw recruits,’ twice a year – in September and January. The 1st Wave was in September 2009, with the 9th Wave beginning this past September.

For more information on the program, contact Paul Barrett at barp@eastlink.ca or 986-1785. Brochures are available at the Marigold Cultural Centre, Mingo Music, and many Truro churches - or you can have one emailed to you by contacting Barrett at the email address or phone number above.

 

Organizations: Princess Margaret Rose Elementary School, Cobequid New Horizons Band, Marigold Cultural Centre

Geographic location: Willow Street

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