Our Roswell New Horizons Band has three musical groups, ranging from large to small, each playing a different musical style. There is a Roswell New Horizons musical group to accommodate various venue sizes, from large to small. Organizations that plan regular monthly or quarterly events can present each of these Roswell New Horizons musical sounds during the year so their audiences can enjoy a new and different experience each time.
1. A Pops band that plays medleys of show tunes, swing jazz, well-known classical pieces and marches. Approximately 30 musicians play at performances. This is a big sound for large venues.
2. A Swing band, which re-creates the big band music that the Glenn Miller, Dorsey, etc dance bands performed in the 30’s & 40’s. 16 musicians and a vocalist play at performances.
3. The Dixie Kings, which play classical New Orleans Dixieland music. Seven Kings play at performances.
To the extent practicable, the bands choose tunes from their extensive playlists that are suitable for each particular event, such as Valentines Day, Mardi Gras, Memorial Day, 4th of July and Christmas. The programs can run from 45 min to a couple hours, depending upon the band and the event.
Our virtuosity is comparable to commercial bands. Most of our players played in college bands or armed services bands. Many majored or minored in music. Now that we’re seniors, we play for the fun of it, both for ourselves and your audience.
We are a non-profit organization, which was organized 12 years ago. Our players receive no remuneration. In fact, each of our players pays monthly dues to cover the band’s regular expenses. However performances generate additional out of pocket expense, both for the preparation and the time at the venue (sheet music, musical director, etc) for which the band requests a contribution, the amount of which can vary from situation to situation.
Please don’t hesitate to call or e-mail with questions.
Vice President, Performance
Roswell New Horizons Band