Can I be supportive without joining the band?

     We are seeking individuals interested in collaborating in the development of additional non-profit ensembles. For members of all ensembles there will be significant educational and social components following the concept and philosophy of the International New Horizons Music Association. There will be a focus on individuals in the middle-age group and older. Collaborators can be musicians, business leaders and others interested in establishing a program that can offer the physical and mental health benefits that music-making can bring to the mature person. For more information, please see our Contact page.

How do I get started?

     For specific questions, or to be added to our email list for future updates, please see our Contact page.

How do I join the band?
     If you wish more information on membership, please complete our membership form. Once we have this form, our director and/or president will contact you to provide more information. You may sit in on a rehearsal before becoming a member. After that, you become a member of the band by providing us some basic contact information and paying a membership fee.

I've never played before or stopped playing after graduation and don't have an instrument. What do I do?

    Our directors are happy to assist you with choosing the right instrument for you. We also can refer you to resources for renting, rent-to-buy, and purchasing an instrument as well as persons who can offer private lessons.

How much does it cost?

     Our goal as a non-profit is to make the cost of membership as reasonable and high value as possible. We operate on a three-month session basis and payment is by the session. See our Fees page for details. If you feel you would benefit from private lessons, these are available from a number of independent teachers who set their own fees.

Are you affiliated with any other music groups?

     DCNHM is a proud member of the Association of Concert Bands and the New Horizons International Music Association.

You're never too old to make music.

Dane County New Horizons Music, Inc.