The national New Horizons Band program was developed by professor Roy Ernst of the Eastman School of Music in 1991. The program offers adults the chance to learn how to play a concert band instrument and perform with other amateur musicians. The program has introduced thousands of people to the joys and benefits of music making.
The local North Coastal New Horizons Band is the Carlsbad affiliate of the National program.
The bands are hosted by the Museum of Making Music and conducted by Doug and Allison Hargis.
About the Conductors
Doug Hargis is a retired band director who taught for many years in the Poway Unified School District. He has a Bachelors degree from Cal State Long Beach and a Masters from the American Band College at Southern Oregon University. Allison has a Bachelors degree in Music Education from Baylor University and a Masters degree in Educational Administration from USIU. After teaching middle school bands in Poway, Allison is now the Education Manager at the museum.
For more information about joining the bands, contact Allison at (760) 304-5817 or email@example.com