New Horizons Band-Dallas Concert Band welcomes new members. However, too many instruments in one section can cause an overload in comparison with the rest of the band. The band currently has need for several band instrumentation, with particular need for percussion, bassoon, and baritone sax. PERCUSSIONISTS, WE WANT YOU!!! We are very low on percussionists - come join the camaraderie and fun of the New Horizons Band.

There are four requirements for joining the NHBD Concert Band:

  1. be able to read music,

  2. be age 50 or older (although exceptions to this are possible),

  3. play or want to play an instrument scored for bands,

  4. be able to rehearse on Fridays and perform when concerts are scheduled.

No audition is required for the Concert Band.

The Concert Band rehearses every Friday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm at the Carrollton Senior Center, 1720 Keller Springs Rd., Carrollton, Texas 75006. UpSwing rehearses from 2:45pm until 4:30pm. DixieSwing rehearses in a North Dallas church. The members of UpSwing, DixieSwing, Dallas Low Brass, JazzLand, and Garage HORNets are chosen from the membership of the Concert Band when available.

The dues are $80 per year for the Concert Band and a membership in the Carrollton Senior Center is required in order to rehearse there. No dues are required for members of UpSwing, DixieSwing, Dallas Low Brass, JazzLand, and Garage HORNets.

If you need an instrument, we can direct you to places to rent or buy them at very reasonable prices. In some cases the band or its members have instruments to loan to help you get started.

If you would like to join the Concert Band or have questions, please contact:

Frank Bray: 972-757-4171

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