Members of the Congaree New Horizons Band come from all walks of life, and no prior musical experience is required to participate. Learn to play and perform a band instrument in a group setting and have a lot of fun doing it. Each practice session includes full group rehearsals and small group and individual instruction.
The Congaree New Horizons Band has grown by leaps and bounds and now includes three concert bands – beginner, intermediate and advanced, two jazz big bands – beginner and advanced, two jazz combos – junior varsity combo and varsity combo, a flute choir, a Dixieland ensemble, and a private lessons program.
USC's Congaree New Horizons Band is affiliated with New Horizons International Music Association, an organization that encourages seniors to learn and make music with friends. New Horizons has approximately 220 bands worldwide.
$150 per semester for beginning players
$100 per semester for experienced players; with participation in the jazz band an additional $40/semester.
$150 per semester for Jazz Improvisation Combos
Fees do not include instrument rental or purchase but do include music and materials used in classes.
Spring 2019 Rehearsal Schedule
Mondays, 9:45–10:45 a.m.
Flute Loops - School of Music, Room 107 - Roya Farzaneh, director
Mondays, 5:30–6:45 p.m.
Advanced Band - String Project big room - Lauren Meccia and Amanda Schlegel, director
Intermediate Band - String Project small room 1 - Will Melven, director
Beginner Band - String Project small room 2 - Ray Dunovant, director
Mondays, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Beginner Jazz Band - String Project small room 1 - Ray Dunovant, director
Crescent Moon Jazz Band - String Project big room - Lauren Meccia, director
Music Appreciation/Theory (4:00–5:00 p.m.) – School of Music, Room 012 – Ray Dunovant, instructor
Clarinet ensemble (5:30–6:30) School of Music, Room 012 – Ray Dunovant, instructor
Dixieland Codgers (6:30–8:00 p.m.) School of Music, Room 012 – Will Smith, coordinator
Spring 2019 First Rehearsals & Concert Dates
**Flute Loops meet beginning January 14
**Junior Varsity and Varsity combos meet beginning January 10
**Dixieland Codgers meet beginning January 23
Monday, January 28
First meeting / recruiting concert for new members
USC String Project (851 Park St.)
Returning members meet at 5:30 p.m.
New members join us at 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 7, 7:00 p.m.
Concert Bands and Small Ensembles in Concert
Copenhaver Band Hall
324 Sumter Street
Thursday, May 9, 7:00 p.m.
School of Music Recital Hall
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Amanda Schlegel directs the Congaree New Horizons Band.