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New Horizons is a program that provides musical experiences for adults, open to beginning and experienced musicians of all levels.There are no auditions. Members enjoy rehearsing, playing, singing and performing with others in bands, small ensembles, orchestras and/or a chorus. The Eastman-Rochester New Horizons program was founded by Roy Ernst in 1990 and is affiliated with the Eastman Community Music School. 


Making good music is a goal but equally important is just having fun and socializing with interesting people.

Upcoming Performances

Here are flyers for some of our many performances.  Click on either of them to be taken to our performance schedule page.

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Finding Happiness (Together)

Carole and Dave Teegarden

Carole hadn’t played clarinet since 5th grade, and Dave had never picked up a double bass.  Had he done so earlier, he probably would have chosen something much lighter, like maybe a clarinet.  Furniture moving had never been an aspiration for him.  However, he was drawn to the instrument after many years singing bass/baritone in various choruses – it was the frequency range that resonated.  Unfortunately, repeated advertisements for a roadie to schlep the instrument have gone unanswered.

But now they both play in New Horizons ensembles and couldn't be happier.  Read the rest of their story here.

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