Has it been a few years since you played in your old high school band or orchestra?
Now that the kids are grown or your career is winding down, have you been getting the urge to play again? Or maybe you have always dreamed of playing an instrument in a musical group but never had the chance?
Well, watch this 5 minute TED TALK. This makes it quite apparent that playing music is probably THE BEST WAY to exercise your brain. Listening is good, but playing is FAR more beneficial...and playing a wind instrument gives you a cardio workout to boot! Besides, the social time at coffee break makes it much more fun than going to the gym.So here's your perfect opportunity! All our events happen IN DAYLIGHT HOURS, so you can still carry on with your normal evening activities! Bring your friends along. They'll thank you.
Join the Grand River New Horizons Band in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, a group of amateur musicians who get together every week to learn and make music together and have fun in the process. So get your old flute or trumpet out of the attic and come on out. If you don't have an instrument, don't worry. Just bring yourself and we'll help get you started.
There are no age restrictions to join, although the majority of members are in the 50 to 80 years range. If you can call yourself an adult without laughing, you qualify!In addition to the CONCERT BAND that meets every Tuesday morning,
|The 1914 BAND plays the music that was popular around the turn of the 20th Century. Members dress in period costume as they perform all those old favourites.
SWING/JAZZ BAND practices every other Thursday morning. We're learning to play some great charts from when swing was king!! (see details)
EASY BAND meets Friday mornings. (see details) If you haven't played for a LONG time or want to learn a second instrument, Friday mornings are perfect for you!
You can also join a smaller ensemble or form one of your own; maybe a brass quintet or woodwind ensemble. The possibilities are all here. Check our Upcoming Events page to view the many places and events where we present our music.
If you're thinking about joining please read the membership form available here and come to the Navy Club on a regular rehearsal date to find out more and/or send us an email (see below).
| Do you have unanswered questions? Click on the swinging "Send Email" graphic and we will make sure you get the answers.|