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New Horizons Band of Siouxland will present a Christmas concert under the director of Dr. Lou Rossman at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25 at the Betty Strong Encounter Center. Admission will be free; a reception will follow.

The audience will be treated to Christmas music in a variety of styles including: standard carols; carols interspersed with Classical melodies; Christmas pop standards; and the medley, “Christmas on Broadway,” says Rossman who has more than 50 years of experience in instrumental and vocal music education, including 15 years at Morningside College.

New Horizons Band of Sioux City started 10 years ago with six members and has grown to about 30 members. The band plays a variety of music, including marches, patriotic music, music of the Big Band era, musicals, jazz and Dixieland. It performs for the business community, retirement facilities, church functions, and service organizations in the area. Ray’s Midbell Music sponsors New Horizons Band of Sioux City.

The New Horizons International Music Association originated in 1991 at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., with the sole purpose of providing musical opportunities for adults. Today, more than 100 of these programs are performing throughout the United States.