Thinking of joining? Wondering what instrument to play? Curious about trying a new instrument?
Join us at our Instrument Exploration Workshop. You’ll be able to try a range of instruments under expert guidance. Volunteers will be there to help with registration.
Welcome to all of our new members! Special welcome to our new Beginner members who are trying out their instruments for the first time! #yourbestisgoodenough #NHBTnotice...Read More
15 September 2019 - Week 2 of classes is about to begin! Please make sure to bring your method book and music for another great week of class! #itsnevertoolate #NHBTnotice...Read More
The Beat Goes On Concert ~ June 1, 2019
New Horizons Band of Toronto is a music education and performance program for mature adults who wish to play a concert band instrument in a friendly group environment.
Concert band instruments are: flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba, bells, xylophone, drums & many other percussion instruments.
We offer band classes ranging from absolute beginner to advanced levels, conducted by experienced, professional music directors.
The two-hour classes are held once per week. Classes are available in daytime and evening time slots.
Classes are held at 662 Victoria Park Ave (North-West corner of Victoria Park and Danforth Ave) immediately south of the Victoria Park subway and bus TTC station.
In addition to the regular band classes, our programme provides opportunities for our members to improve their skills by participating in small ensembles and performing within our community.
Music helps you to live a longer, healthier, happier life. 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 workout that helps suppress anxiety and depression. Most of all, IT’S FUN!
A New York Times article (December 2016) suggested that (re)learning to play a musical instrument will go a long way to keeping your brain as sharp as when you were 25!
So, take up a challenging activity…master a musical instrument! Work that brain and make it a year to remember.
Learning, Living, Laughing
New Horizons Band of Toronto is a member of New Horizons International Music Association
The New Horizons movement was founded more than two decades ago by Roy Ernst. Dr. Ernst is professor emeritus at the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. The reach of this movement is now truly international.
Find out more about the New Horizons International Music Association