Clarington New Horizons was formed in 2008 and consisted of a concert band and a swing band. In 2011, the two became separate organizations.
The swing bands are under the musical direction of Fred Mildon, a lifetime musician who played and toured with the big bands of yesteryear. The program has grown into 2 big bands, a little big band and a quartet who play all of the standard big band repertoire.
Benefits of playing an instrument
- maintain mental and physical health
- experience an active life
- strive for and achieve new goals
- meet new friends
- work together as a team to perform in the community (formal concerts, shopping malls, dances, parks, retirement and nursing homes)
- have serious fun!