New Horizons Band

New Horizons Band

The national New Horizons Band program was developed by professor Roy Ernst of the Eastman School of Music in 1991. The program offers adults the chance to learn how to play a concert band instrument and perform with other amateur musicians. The program has introduced thousands of people to the joys and benefits of music making.

The local North Coastal New Horizons Band is the Carlsbad affiliate of the National program.

The bands are hosted by the Museum of Making Music and conducted by Doug and Allison Hargis.

About the Conductors

Doug Hargis is a retired band director who taught for many years in the Poway Unified School District. He has a Bachelors degree from Cal State Long Beach and a Masters from the American Band College at Southern Oregon University. Allison has a Bachelors degree in Music Education from Baylor University and a Masters degree in Educational Administration from USIU. After teaching middle school bands in Poway, Allison is now the Education Manager at the museum.

For more information about joining the bands, contact Allison at (760) 304-5817 or allisonh@museumofmakingmusic.org

Current Offerings

New Horizons Band - Fall 2022
New Horizons Band - Fall 2022

The New Horizons concert band is a great way to play your instrument in a group of like-minded musicians!

The 2022 Fall Band will begin as an outdoor program. 

We will meet in a cordoned-off area of the Museum's parking lot. Chairs will be provided, but please bring your own music stand!

Until we are able to move the program indoors, all band members will play together in one large concert band.

*At least one year of playing experience required.

Rehearsals will be on Wednesdays from 5:15 pm - 6:30 in the parking lot of the Museum of Making Music beginning Wednesday, September 14th!

Please contact Allison Hargis: 760-304-5817, allisonh@museumofmakingmusic.org for more information.


Jazz Band - Fall 2022
Jazz Band - Fall 2022

The Jazz Band is one of the offerings of our New Horizons Band Program.

There are no available spots for new members as of now, but please contact Allison Hargis if you are interested in a future opening!

Tuition for jazz band is $100 and scholarships are available.

 


Scholarship Application
Scholarship Application

Adult Music Scholarships offers adults (21 yrs. and older) and seniors with either no music experience, or those who haven’t played their instruments in many years, the opportunity to be a part of either the North Coast Strings Orchestra or the North Coastal New Horizons Band.   One of the most important aspects of this program, is that any adult who aspires to play a musical instrument for enjoyment and health will have access to this program, regardless of financial constraints. Financial assistance can cover monthly dues or instrument rental fees among other expenses.