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UNI School of Music's New Horizons Band to offer summer concert

Contact: 

Cindi Mason, director, Community Music School, (319) 273-2142

Caroline Boehmer, administrative assistant, (319) 273-2028

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, stacey.christensen@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNI New Horizons Band will present a summer concert at Prairie Lakes Church in Cedar Falls on Thursday, July 21 at 10 a.m. The band will perform standard concert band literature including selections from "Oklahoma." Tom Burchers, retired band director at Tripoli, will perform an alto saxophone solo on the piece "Embraceable You" by George Gershwin. A social time with refreshments will follow the Prairie Lakes concert. Admission to the concert is free.

The UNI New Horizons Band members are ages 50 and older and come from a variety of musical backgrounds. They enjoy coming together twice a week for rehearsals and preparing for concert performances. Members travel from Grundy Center, Waverly, Floyd, Tripoli, Oelwein, Hudson, Denver, Charles City, Waterloo and Cedar Falls to participate in the Band's scheduled rehearsals and concerts. Diana Blake, retired music educator, is the conductor. The Prairie Lakes concert is part of the band's summer concert series.

For more information about the UNI New Horizons Band contact Diana Blake, director, at 352-3007, or Cindi Mason, administrative Aasistant, at 273-2142 or mason@uni.edu.