Music helps you to live a longer, healthier, happier life. It gives you a reason to get out of bed in the morning. Playing in a band fosters social skills, reduces isolation, strengthens self-discipline and helps people share life with others.
Research shows that playing an instrument helps you to sharpen your memory and retain and even develop fine motor skills. It is a physical and mental work out that helps suppress anxiety and depression. Most of all, IT'S FUN!
"So, make a resolution to take up a challenging activity...master a musical instrument. Work that brain. Make it a year to remember."
Getting Involved June is registration month for our next season! Keep checking here for more info.
LEARNING, LIVING, LAUGHING
You won't only be learning to play an instrument, you'll be meeting and making new friends, in and out of the band room. Making music is important, but that's not all you'll do! (more)
New Horizons Bandof Toronto is a band program for mature adults who wish to play a musical instrument in a friendly group environment.
We have classes at four distinct levels: band classes for absolute beginners and those who want to re-connect with musical skills they haven't used in years, band classes for people who have been playing for a year or two, and classes for more experienced players who want to learn more about playing in a band while making new friends.
Each class meets once a week for two hours. The rehearsal hall is a short walk from the Ossington station (Dovercourt and Bloor West).
"Being in a band has been on my bucket list for over a decade. When I saw the notice for the New Horizons Band at Long and McQuade, I signed up on the spot. The band is such fun and band night is now definitely my favourite night of the week!" - Jane
"Who knew that the challenges of learning to play music again after 40 some years would be so much fun? " - Michele
"Your best is good enough!", Dr. Roy Ernst, Prof. Eastman School of Music, founder of the New Horizons Band Organization
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