History of New Horizons

The New Horizons Program began in 1991  in Rochester, NY.

Several people have provided versions of the beginnings.  Read them all to get the full story.

  • Music for Life - a documentary produced by WXXI.  Click here for YouTube recording. Roy Ernst gives his version beginning about 5:45.

  • And So It Begins... - by Paula Sousa (Written in 2021 to celebrate NH's 30th anniversary)

  • A Little History - by Barry Rabson (an original member)

  • Early Days - by Dana Johnson (also an original member)

Various other historical documents:

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1991 newspaper article.JPG