New Horizons Band



New Horizons Band


Conductor: Dr. Glenn Pohland

Contact Person/ Treasurer: LeeAnn Buchheit

Locations of Rehearsals: Visitation Building at Loras College
                                               900 Alta Vista St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Rehearsal Times: Tuesdays at 4:30 PM

New Horizons Band is a non-auditioned performance ensemble for adults age 50 and over. Members get to be part of a band, play favorite melodies and exciting band arrangements, meet new people who share a love of music, and have a weekly outing that promotes good health, relaxation, and fun! Directed by Glenn Pohland, our New Horizons Band gives a variety of public performances. The school's New Horizon Band was formed in 2009 and is a part of the international organization New Horizons Music (see below for more info). 

If you already play a band instrument, join today! Need beginner or refresher lessons? It's never too late to learn to play an instrument or read music! Those in need of beginner or refresher lessons can set up instruction through Northeast Iowa School of Music. When you are ready, join the band!

New Horizons Band was featured on KCRG.


Dates: Events:

September 3, 2019

First Rehearsal (Open to all) 4:30pm at Visatation, Loras College

September 10, 2019


September 17, 2019


September 24, 2019


October 1, 2019


October 8, 2019


October 15, 2019


October 22, 2019


October 25, 2019
Friday evening, Time 6pm concert, ready to play at 5:30pm, wear White (upper) and Black (lower)

Performance at Loras College Fieldhouse, Opening for the Junior High Honor band


October 29, 2019, Tuesday at 4:30pm

Performance at Mt. Carmel, 1100 Carmel Dr, Dubuque, IA 52003 in the Caritas Dining Room (2nd covered entrance)

November 5, 2019


November 12, 2019


November 19, 2019


November 26, 2019


Other Performances TBA


Join New Horizons Band!

NHB Registration Form


Sign up today! To join, simply submit a New Horizons Band registration form with payment to Northeast Iowa School of Music. Each semester is only $30 to participate. Returning members who played in the past year do not need to fill out a new registration form and can bring payment to the first rehearsal. Contact the school at (563) 690-0151 with questions.

Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 4:30PM at Loras College, Gallagher Hall in the Visitation Complex starting September 3rd, 2019



See calendar above.

Check back for 2019-2020 season



What is New Horizons Music?

Our school's New Horizons Band is part of the international organization New Horizons Music. This group is living proof that, when it comes to learning to play a musical instrument, it truly is “never too late.”  Many band members, who must be at least 50 years old, started taking music lessons only after passing their half-century birthday. Yet the New Horizons Music concept, the result of a groundbreaking music course at the University of Rochester’s (NY) Eastman School of Music, has become a popular performing ensemble in communities across the U.S., enticing amateur musicians ranging in age from their early fifties to mid-eighties.

Recent studies have determined that adults over 50 are the fastest growing segment of the population, and music and wellness in older adults is an increasingly popular area of study.  Programs such as New Horizons Band provide mental and social stimulation, stress relief, and a number of other potential health benefits. Older adults have the time and motivation necessary to develop musical skills rapidly. In addition, performing music—especially in large groups—can improve health and quality of life.


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