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Barbershop Belles & Beaux

Every Friday at 2:30pm-4:00pm

Next Meeting: Friday, December 5, 2014 at 2:30pm

Details:

BARBERSHOP BELLES & BEAUX
Fridays 2:30–4:00 PM

Never sung barbershop harmony? You are still welcome at this group of fun-loving singers. June Andrews, with decades of barbershop singing experience, helps us blend tenor, lead, baritone, and bass voices together in “perfect harmony.”  Call her at 434-823-4956 for info.
Members free.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: June Andrews (434) 823-4956

Fee: free


First-Wind Band

Every Wednesday at 10:30am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 10:30am

Details:

 

FIRST-WIND BAND

Learn new musical skills or revitalize old ones with the First-Wind Band. All you need is the desire to learn to play an instrument. Interested, but no instrument? We have several for rent. Playing music is not only fun, but is good for your mental and physical health. Ask any of the members and they’ll tell you that it keeps them active and involved, and is a great way to make new friends. For more info, contact Greg Vaughn at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Fall session now enrolling.  Members: $15, Guests:  $17 Summer Session; Members 22.50, Guests $25 Spring and Fall Session

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Fee: free


Holiday Band Concert

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3:00pm

Details:

The Second-Wind Band Holiday Concert

The group will be joined by The Flashbacks—the Senior Center’s touring swing band—and the First-Wind Band, a band for beginning musicians. A total of 66 players will perform under the direction of Greg Vaughn. In celebration of this 20th anniversary, several guest conductors are taking the baton. 

Roy Ernst started the very first New Horizons Band; Stephen Millard was Second-Wind Band and Flashbacks director from 2002 until his retirement in 2011; Paul T. Richards is arranger and director of player personnel for the P. G. Lowery Star of the West Brass Band; and James Simmons directed the Charlottesville Municipal Band from 1980 to 2007. 

The band was started in the fall of 1994 by Fred Streckfuss, with the assistance of James Simmons. The Second- Wind Band held its first concert in December 1995 with 39 members.
This year’s program begins with It’s a Holiday Season and ends with a Cowboy Christmas; in between are lots of favorites! Please join us for this free concert and celebrate the Second-Wind Band’s 20 years of music-making.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Intermediate Tap

Every Monday, Wednesday at 11:00am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 11:00am

Details:

This class is designed for students with prior tap experience, but not quite ready for the performing group, the Silver Steppers. Bonnie Williams, a professional dancer has trained in both the United Sates and Europe.  She has been performing, teaching and choreographing jazz, tap and ballet for over forty years.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Bonnie Williams 434-973-3408

Pay for this event online

Intermediate Tap

Members (per class) $15.00
Guests (per class) $18.00


Sing-Along

3rd Wednesday of the month at 3:00pm-4:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 3:00pm

Details:

sing-a-longIf you enjoy belting out fun tunes, come join in. Each month features a theme that fits with the season.  Pianist Tom Hurlburt says, “If you’re too busy to take time for music, then you’re too busy!”  Music has been found to reduce anxiety, depression, and chronic pain without the high cost of most other therapies!

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Still Sharp Singers

Every Friday at 1:00pm-2:30pm

Next Meeting: Friday, December 5, 2014 at 1:00pm

Details:

chorusLove music? Love to sing? Join this congenial group of people who share your interest.  The group is led by Michael D’antoni, a professional music teacher.  No auditions necessary.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Dorothy Richards 434.973.5713

Fee: free


The Flashbacks

Every Friday at 10:45am-12:45pm

Next Meeting: Friday, December 5, 2014 at 10:45am

Details:

flashbacksOne of only two Virginia-based New Horizons Band Project (NHBP) bands, a project that promotes lifelong learning through music and boasts over 100 bands, this 22-member jazz ensemble is under the direction of Greg Vaughn. The 2014 Fall session begins September 12.with tuition being $30 for the Fall semester. . Their classic swinging sounds can be heard at the Center and throughout the region at public events and private parties. Guests are welcome to visit practices. Need a band for a special event? Contact the director to see if we fit the bill!
For rehearsal information and performance schedule, check the band calendar: 
https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=windsareus%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York

 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Director .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


The Second-Wind Band

Every Tuesday at 10:45am-12:45pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 10:45am

Details:

Want to be a musician? We can make your dream come true with serious fun! Organized in 1994, this is one of only two Virginia-based New Horizons Band Project (NHBP) bands—a project that promotes lifelong learning through music and boasts over 100 senior citizen bands. Greg Vaughn directs a group of players, most of whom had either never played an instrument or hadn’t played since their school days. The repertoire includes classical, show tunes, patriotic, and holiday music. Along with community performances, the band’s schedule includes two annual concerts at the Center.  $30 for Fall Session.
For rehearsal information and performance schedule, check the band calendar: 
https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=windsareus%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York

Click here for information about the First-Wind Band.
The fall session begins September 9th.

Recruiting New Members!  All abilities welcome.  Call the front desk for info, or come watch a rehearsal and see what it’s all about.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Director .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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The Second-Wind Band

Members $30.00