2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2018
"Americana 2018", a patriotic concert by New Horizons Band of Siouxland

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Patriotic music will fill the air when New Horizons Band of Siouxland presents its “Americana 2018” concert under the direction of Dr. Lou Rossman at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 8 at the Betty Strong Encounter Center. Admission will be free; a reception will follow.

The audience will hear a variety of patriotic pieces, including “The American Way March”; “Allied Honor March”; “Echoes from the Battlefield”; and “God Bless America.” The concert also will include sing-alongs.

The 30-member New Horizons Band of Sioux City began more than 10 years ago with six members. It’s one of more than 200 U.S. programs in the New Horizons International Music Association which originated in 1991 at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, N.Y. The Association’s sole purpose is to provide musical opportunities for adults.

New Horizons Band of Sioux City includes musicians with limited experience as well as musicians who participated in high school or college bands. Ray’s Midbell Music of Sioux City sponsors the band and hosts rehearsals.

Dr. Lou Rossman, Director of the Band, has over 50 years of experience in Instrumental and Vocal Music Education at all levels, including 15 years at Morningside College.