As more Door County adults retire and find time on their hands, they are frequently rediscovering old hobbies and pastimes. The Peninsula New Horizons Band program was developed for adults who wish to learn to play a band instrument, or re-learn an instrument they used to play.
Band director Paula Eggert and Kathy Krauss have been the leaders and instructors since the band began in late 2012. As the band has grown, so has the need for additional instructors. So, Anika Enger and Mark Fischer are joining them as instructors for the fall 2015 semester sessions. Both are active members of the Peninsula Symphonic Band. Enger is a trombone player and wife to Pastor Jonathan Enger from Sturgeon Bay Baptist Church. Fischer is first trumpet, married with two sons and active with the Masonic Lodge and the Moravian Church’s music program, both located in Sturgeon Bay.
For new students interested in trying out different instruments, the Peninsula New Horizons Band kickoff to discover and try different instruments is from 4 – 6 pm on Sept. 17 at Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. A potluck dinner follows. Lessons are just $10 per week each semester. For more information, visit NewHorizonsBandDoorCo.com or find Peninsula New Horizons Band on Facebook.