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Posted on: December 24, 2019

New Horizons offers new season of band rehearsals beginning Jan. 21

New Horizons Band

Calling all music lovers! Dig out your old instrument or rent a new one and join a group of fun-loving musicians age 50 and beyond in the New Horizons Band. The group will begin band rehearsals starting  Jan. 21 at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park.

A program of the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District in conjunction with the University of Missouri - Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music and Dance and Meyer Music, the New Horizons Band offers an opportunity to make music in a relaxed, learning atmosphere. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t played in years! The band is currently open to anyone with an instrument and some musical background. The band includes brass, woodwind, and percussion, and offers an opportunity to play in small groups and band practice. UMKC music majors assist the band director.

To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus and then under fine and performing arts. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search,  look for the keywords “performing group music.” 

Rehearsals for the New Horizons Band take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday beginning Jan. 21. The cost for 16 two-hour sessions is $83 per person for Johnson County residents or $91 per person for nonresidents. For more information about this program, call (913) 826-3160. Register for this program by phone by calling (913) 831-3359, or register online at, by clicking  on “Register for Activities,” and complete a course ID search for 27644.

While JCPRD’s 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.

Printed copies of the My JCPRD Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. 

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