was founded in November 2005 and offers its members a wide variety

of music to perform for all listeners to enjoy. All members are Village residents

and come from varied backgrounds with one commonality, instrumental music

making in their retirement years.

The Villages New Horizons Band continues to support the philosophy of the

international program of The New Horizons International Music Association

which encourages and supports senior citizens involvement in instrumental music programs. NHB membership includes the Association of Concert Bands and the

Bands Of The Villages. The NHB supports various area groups and organizations through their donations derived from proceeds from our concerts.

New Horizons Band

Thursday, 9 to 11am, Mulberry Grove

John Stranges 607-329-3487


Fall Concert dress rehearsal is Sunday, Nov 13, 4 to 6pm, Savannah Center

(no uniform) ready to play 4pm

Fall Concert is Monday, Nov 14, at 7pm, Savannah Center, ready to play 5:30pm, dress is black pants, shoes, socks, white long sleeve collared shirt and musical scarf or tie (these will be given out to new members Nov 3 rehearsal

No rehearsal Nov 17 and 24

Rehearsal Dec 1 and 8 (rehearsing Spring music)

No rehearsals Dec 15, 22, 29

Rehearsals begin January 5, 2023

Spring Dress rehearsal, Sunday, April 2, 4 to 6pm at Savannah, no uniform

Spring concert, Monday, April 3 at Savannah, ready to play 5:30pm

All the above dates and times are subjected to change at any time.

Please visit our web site, if you need to review the current newsletter, our calendar of events, attendance policy or information on any of the other groups

Ways to Improve Practice Time




The Villages Concert Band

is active in the area, supporting groups and organizations with the funds from all concerts.

Jean Butler, the conductor of The Villages Concert Band has built a great musical organization here in The Villages that approaches every playing opportunity with tremendous professionalism.  Interested in becoming a part of The Villages Concert Band?


Jean Butler at

or 352-751-3401

Attendance Policy for playing a Concert

As we continue grow

in quality of 

performance and quantity of members

it is imperative to

have full attendance

at rehearsals. We all know that there are 

very good reasons

why people are not

able to attend every rehearsal and those reasons are respected; however, the following guidelines have been established to insure

the highest level of performance that we 

can possibly achieve.

It is expected you 

attend at least 1/2 of 

our rehearsals as well

as the dress rehearsal

in order to be able to perform at any 

Concert. If for some reason you are unable

to achieve this, you 

will still retain your membership in the 

Band, but will not perform at that particular Concert.

You know how much practice you need in order to play the 

music well, but keep 

in mind that the full group needs YOU! 

To achieve the proper blend and balance of 

the ensemble, it is necessary that you are at each rehearsal to contribute your part 

so the Director can make the necessary adjustments. 

If there are special circumstances in not being able to meet the above requirements please contact the Director and you will 

be notified of any exemption which 

might be granted.

I hope you understand and support the 

policies mentioned above while we 

continue to improve musically.




Sun, 4-6pm

Nov 13,

Mon, 7pm

Nov 14, 2022

Mulberry Rec Ctr

8445 SE 165th Mulberry

The Villages, FL 32162

Savannah Center

1545 Buena Vista Blvd

The Villages, 32162



Ready to Play 8:45am,

bring own stand

Ready to play 4pm,

no uniforms

Ready to play 5:30pm


Rehearsals Resume

Aug 25, 2022



Dress Rehearsal

Nov 13




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