The South Puget Sound New Horizons Band is pleased to present its free winter concert, Bridging the Atlantic, at 10:00 AM on February 26. The concert will be held at the Land Yacht Harbor Harmony Hall, 9101 Steilacoom Rd SE, Olympia, WA.
The New Horizons International Music Association (NHIMA) is a worldwide organization comprised of over 200 New Horizons groups whose 9,000 members are over the age of 50. Some members have returned to music after a long hiatus, some are beginning musicians, and some are active amateurs or retired music educators.
Our local New Horizons Band was formed in Tacoma, WA, in 1999 with 13 musicians and director, Vic Jowders. It has grown to include over 70 members who rehearse weekly in Olympia under the direction of Mr. Bill Klouse.
With this free concert, the band celebrates music from our neighbors across the Atlantic Ocean. From France, you’ll enjoy Ravel’s gentle Pavane, from Belgium the spirited March of the Parachutists, and from Austria, 14 year old Mozart’s Allegro from Symphony #10. The concert also features pieces from Germany, Spain, and Italy. The concert’s final piece is the moving Rhosymedre, arranged by Britain’s Ralph Vaughn Williams.
The Band welcomes the community to share in a rich sampling of compositions from our neighbors just across the water!