Thursday, June 26, 2014

Art Splash in Tualatin, July 19, 2014 on Tualatin Commons









The New Horizons Big Band of Tualatin is led by Brad Davis.  They make another great impression on
the residents of Rose Schnitzer Manor, Portland, on June 26, 2014.
Front row: saxes; middle row trombones, back row trumpets and bass
Sax section from left, Mark Neubert-Baritone; Jim Angaran-Alto, Mike Connell-Tenor; Earl Palmer-Tenor, Bill Tyson-Tenor

Trumpets left to right, Bob Lenneville, Randy Wortman, Mark Brodell, Brandon Pursinger and 
Steve Cook
Rhythm Section, Tom Ruttan-Bass; John Belmore-Drums; Paul Paresa-Piano; 
Sam Sullivan-Rhythm Guitar
Trombone Section, from left, Tony Adams and Bud Sonderman (minus two trombones)

Sax section from left, Mark Neubert-Baritone; Jim Angaran-Alto, Mike Connell-Tenor; Earl Palmer-Tenor, Bill Tyson-Tenor

Steve Cook not only plays trumpet but sings a few songs each performance
Suzanne Short manages the band, and play piano

Bud Sonderman not only plays trombone but sings at every performance

 Rhythm Section and Trumpets
Paul on grand piano and Sam on rhythm Guitar

You can go to the following site to see all the photos from the June 26 performance at Rose Schnitzer Manor.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/113143104@N02/with/14330670588/

Thursday, June 19, 2014

New Horizons Big Band of Tualatin



 Watch this band live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o-Uisc2ZW8




Harlem Nocturne








NEW HORIZONS BIG BAND, SPONSORED BY THE CITY OF TUALATIN, IS SEEKING ALL FORMER HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE OR  WORKING MUSICIANS WHO WOULD LIKE TO BE PART OF A COMMUNITY BIG BAND.
 
If you are a former high school or college musician and play trumpet, trombone, alto sax, tenor sax, clarinet, standup bass, jazz piano, drums (not a rock drummer) you are invited to join this amazing new community band.  All musicians will read music. Musicians will pay a nominal fee to cover expenses. (Private or small group lessons can be arranged if you can’t remember how to read music.)

Co-founder and director is Brad Davis, local big band leader of the Kansas City Rhythm Kings and trumpet player. Co-founder, manager and keyboard coach is Suzanne Short, big band keyboard player.  Their mission is to keep big band music alive and available to be performed by community musicians. The New Horizons Big Band is sponsored by the City of Tualatin.

The band will meet at the Juanita Pohl Community Center, 8513 SW Tualatin Rd., in Tualatin, Or, on 1st and 3rd Mondays, and The Tualatin Heritage Center the 2nd and 4th Mondays.

Pick up where you left off in high school, college, or your former band.  The cobwebs will clear quickly as you learn to play your instrument with more accuracy, and learn about the style of big bands, swing bands, big band jazz.  Meet and make new friends.  Play regularly for the City of Tualatin and other venues as invited.  


The New Horizons Big Band of Tualatin Oregon is a member of the New Horizons International Music Association. Roy Ernst, Ph.D., Founder and Director of the New Horizons Program and The New Horizons Music Project, is Professor Emeritus of The Eastman School of Music. 

  For information or an application form, contact Suzanne Short, 503-705-5905 or newhorizonstualatin@gmail.com