New Horizons Band

New Horizons Band

The national New Horizons Band program was developed by professor Roy Ernst of the Eastman School of Music in 1991. The program offers adults the chance to learn how to play a concert band instrument and perform with other amateur musicians. The program has introduced thousands of people to the joys and benefits of music making.

The local North Coastal New Horizons Band is the Carlsbad affiliate of the National program.

The bands are hosted by the Museum of Making Music and conducted by Allison Hargis.

About the Conductor

Allison Hargis received her Bachelors degree in Music Education/flute from Baylor University and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from USIU. Allison taught band in the Poway Unified School District (where she met her band director husband) and has been with the North Coastal New Horizons Band since 2002.

For more information, contact Allison at (760) 304-5817 or

Program Events

Summer Jazz
June 26, 2017
There's nothing better than jazz in the summer!

Summer 2017 Band Session
June 28, 2017
It's summer time! The North Coastal New Horizons Band will enjoy a summer playing music and learning or expanding musical skills.

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