New Ventures Band

Northumberland New Ventures Band is a community band comprised of adults learning to play a musical instrument in a fun, no pressure, social setting. Many members had no prior musical experience while some had played an instrument in high school.

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What New Ventures Band Members Say:

“I had wanted to learn to play music for a long time and when I read Glenn’s “Wanted” poster in a shop window, I was IN! I started with the inaugural band and am having great fun learning to play music and making new friends. I am also studying oboe with a private teacher. My one regret is in not meeting someone like Glenn years ago. The entire experience is such a blast and very satisfying.”

Paul Becker, Oboe, 2018/19 Avanti Band

“The success of the first concert I played as a band member was due to the excellent direction of our leader Glenn and the dedication of the executive members. As Intro Band new members we were welcomed into the band from the beginning. We were made to feel part of the group and that gave us a level of comfort and confidence.”

David Hutzel, Tenor Sax, 2018/19 Avanti Band

“When I heard that a band was being assembled by Glenn Bailey to include those who were new to learning how to read music and play an instrument I signed up, borrowed my daughter’s trumpet and the journey began. The journey has included sour notes, sticky valves, tuning issues, performance day jitters, etc. And it’s not always easy to get the brain, the fingers and all the other components going to make a beautiful sound. When it does happen, it’s magic! An added bonus is that players in the band have connected, listened to each other and become friends. It continues to be my profound pleasure to play with Northumberland New Ventures band.”

Constance McIelwain, Trumpet