About Us

Concert Band plus small ensembles. For older-adult beginners and returnees to an instrument they haven't touched for years; Serving Chicagoland Western Suburbs.
Tenth Anniversary Band

Concert Band Rehearsal:
Mondays 5:30 PM
Naperville Community Concert Center
55 Concert Lane
South end of Central Park between Jefferson and Benton.

Jazz, Brass, Woodwinds, German Band, Intermediate and Beginner ensembles rehearse separately, at NCCC on Mondays, or Thursdays at Community United Methodist Church just north of Central park.

Member: New Horizons International Music Association. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a board elected by and from dues-paying members.

Benedictine University in Lisle was our alma mater for our first 12 years. Their Music Department founded our local New Horizons Band in 1998 under the direction of Maryann Flock. Today, New Horizons Dupage band flourishes in the Naperville Community Concert Center thanks to an open collaboration with the Naperville Municipal Band and its city.

The New Horizons Music organization was founded in 1991 at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Its philosophy is that there is musical potential in every person at any age that can be developed and expressed to a personally rewarding level. The program has created opportunity for ensemble music participation for both new adult learners and for those who played music in school many years before. Members find many positive aspects of participating in the band, ranging from socialization to accomplishment to health benefits.

Our New Horizons Band Association is one of some 200 groups in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia. The most common format is that of a concert band, but some are choral ensembles or orchestras. New Horizons here at Naperville takes the main form of a concert band with smaller groups for jazz, brass, and woodwind pieces. The ratio of adults who took up their instruments for the first time to those who are re-learning theirs is about 50-50. Although participants' ages range from over 50 to, well, way over 50, membership is open to any adult.

Our band meets for ten months over the course of the year during the fall and spring semesters and a shortened summer session. There are two regularly scheduled concerts, one in December and one in May. The full concert band and the small groups also appear throughout the year at other venues such as retirement homes, group homes, parks and parades, and has been featured at the Illinois Music Educators All-State Conference.

-thanks to Jim "sleepingbear" Cubberly for the above information, and to David J. Cubberly for the photo above...ed.

Contact us:
Mailing address: New Horizons Band, 6111 Sherman Drive, Woodridge, IL 60517
Phone or Text 630-476-9072.