2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2019

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Holiday music will fill the air when New Horizons Band of Sioux City presents its Christmas concert under the direction of Dr. Lou Rossman at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 1 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: standard carols, Classical Melodies, Christmas pop standards, and more. Lou Rossman brings to the group more than 50 years of experience in instrumental and vocal music education, including 15 years at Morningside College.

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, NY. 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 those who participated in high school or college bands. Ray’s Midbell Music of Sioux City sponsors the band and hosts rehearsals Thursday afternoons.