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Cobequid New Horizons Band program ready to start new season

The Cobequid New Horizons Band provides an opportunity for those 50 and older to play instruments. In the foreground are, from left, Crawford MacPherson and Doug Pilsworth.
The Cobequid New Horizons Band provides an opportunity for those 50 and older to play instruments. In the foreground are, from left, Crawford MacPherson and Doug Pilsworth.

TRURO, N.S. - Anyone age 50 or older who has always wanted to play a musical instrument, or those who played years ago and are interested in taking it up again, the Cobequid New Horizons Band could be just right for you.

The program starts groups of beginners twice a year, in September and January, providing instruction in 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.

It 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. Barrett is a trombonist, pianist and arranger and composer.

The first group started in September 2009 and the upcoming season will begin Thursday, Sept. 14, with an instrument demonstration and experimentation session upstairs at the Cochester Legion Stadium on Lorne Street at 3:30 p.m.

For more information email Paul Barrett at barp@eastlink.ca or call at 902-986-8444. Brochures are available at the Colchester East-Hants Library, Marigold Cultural Centre, and Mingo Music.

 

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