As more Door County adults retire and find time on their hands, they are frequently re-discovering old hobbies and pastimes. The Peninsula New Horizons Band (PNHB) program was developed for adults who wish to learn to play a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument, or re-learn an instrument they used to play.
Classes and practice are fun and informal, and provide an opportunity to mix with like-minded adults who love band music and instruments.
The fall 2017 semester is 10 weeks long. Lessons and classes are every Thursday, Sept. 28 through Dec. 14, from 6:30-8:30 pm, at Bay View Lutheran in Sturgeon Bay. There are no lessons or rehearsals on Thanksgiving Day. There is a combined concert with Peninsula Symphonic Band Dec. 7, and a possible “Christmas tour” Dec. 15 & 16. The total cost for the 10 two-hour lessons is $100 payable at the first two classes.
Founding member Paula Eggert, music instructor for brass instruments, and director of the Peninsula Symphonic Community Band, serves as the PNHB’s conductor. Anika Enger and Mark Fischer continue as additional instructors for students playing brass instruments. Both are also active members of the Peninsula Symphonic Band.
Classes and lessons cost $10 per week for the length of the semester; some extra materials may be useful but are at the student’s choice.
For more information and to download an application form, go to NewHorizonsBandDoorCo.com or call 920.724.1235.
Bay View Lutheran is located at 340 W. Maple St. in Sturgeon Bay. Enter through the two sets of double doors in the east (education) wing and turn right.