TRURO - A new beginner band is starting in the Truro area next month.
The 7th Wave of the Cobequid New Horizons Band program will commence with an instrument demonstration and experimentation session at the Truro Concert Band Room in the Old Normal College on Sept. 13. The session begins at 4:30 p.m.
The band program is open to those people aged 50 or older that may have wanted to try a musical instrument, or may have played in ‘earlier years' and want to take it up again.
The instruments to 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.
Retired music teacher and professional musician Paul Barrett directs the class.
He spent many years teaching in the public school system in Truro. He is an arranger and composer of the piano and trombone.
The 1st Wave of the Cobequid New Horizons Band program began in September 2009, then in January of 2010 the 2nd Wave Band was formed. September 2010 saw the establishment of the 3rd Wave group and in January of 2011 the 4th Wave band was started. The 5th Wave group began in September 2011 and in January of this year the 6th Wave was initiated.
For more information or if you're interested in the program, email Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 986-1785.
Brochures are available at the Marigold Cultural Centre, Mingo Music, the Public Library in Truro and Truro churches - or you can have one emailed to you by contacting Paul.