Sunday, December 16, 2012

Bitsy's Plaque

Hi Band, I thought I would share a picture of the wonderful plaque you gave me Friday. Thank you so much. I have already found a special place where I will see it every day. Thanks for all the support, cooperation and fun. You are a wonderful group of people and I count each one of you as a blessing. Gloria will do a great job as your new president and SHE brings cookies.:-) Be sure and check out our website. It has the great news release about our Northpark concert, written by Jim Lawrence, and new pictures of the parade from Vicki Sims and Ron Kukal. Thanks again for everything, Bitsy

Monday, December 10, 2012

Press Release by Jim Lawrence

DALLAS (Dec. 10, 2012) – The New Horizons Concert Band of Dallas (NHB Dallas) will give a free performance on Fri., Dec. 21, at 6:00 p.m. at NorthPark Center's NorthCourt, between Nordstrom and Macy's. The concert band appearance will be followed by the organization's jazz band, UpSwing, at 7:00 p.m. The NorthPark Christmas concert, a tradition for NHB Dallas, will cap a busy December in which the band entertained outside the Adolphus Hotel for the Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade and presented a concert at First Baptist Church of Irving. In addition to its holiday concerts, repeat performances include area ceremonies for the U.S. Navy and concerts for the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival, the VA Medical Center and other organizations. Unlike many community bands in North Texas, NHB Dallas, with musicians from Dallas and many surrounding suburbs, performs at a variety of venues across Greater Dallas throughout the year. About the conductor Mike Rossi became music director of NHB Dallas in March 2010. Under his leadership, the group has achieved its highest artistic level to date and has experienced unprecedented growth. A trumpet professional with a master's in music performance, Rossi has taught music at the university level, has played with symphony orchestras and has judged band competitions both in and outside Texas. He also is a veteran whose service included playing for the U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps. About NHB Dallas Established in 1999, NHB Dallas is a nonprofit association currently consisting of 68 volunteer musicians. Some members made music their vocation as teachers, band directors or professional musicians; others joined the band after following different career paths. Together they share a passion for serving the Greater Dallas area through music. Inquiries about scheduling a performance may be directed to Frank Bray at or 972-386-7792.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Dallas Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade 12-1-2012

The Dallas New Horizons Band played at the Adolphus Hotel downtown  for the Dallas Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade.

Pictures from Vicki Sims and Ron Kukul

Pictures from Vicki Sims

Pictures below are from Ron Kukal