Winnipeg New Horizons Band

Where Adults Learn to Play!

Have you ever dreamed of playing a musical instrument? Is there a dusty instrument in your closet that you've been thinking about playing? We can provide you with the opportunity to live those dreams!

We are an adult learning band. The only requirement to join is a desire to play a band instrument. Our conductors are experienced band teachers from local schools.

Observers Are Always Welcome!

We practise on Saturday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Fort Garry United Church, 800 Point Rd., Winnipeg, MB. There are different groups:

  1. Beginner: Learn your instrument or learn to read music in a comfortable and supportive environment. As you increase your knowledge and skill you can move up to the transition group to fine-tune!

  2. Junior: At the junior level you can continue to improve your music reading skills while playing your chosen instrument in a nonjudgmental learning environment! When you feel ready you can join the intermediate group.

  3. Intermediate: At the intermediate level you will continue to improve your skills while learning new arrangements. Throughout the season these are often performed for family, fundraising events and other occasions.

If you have questions or are interested in attending a practice session to see what it's all about email Ian McKay or  Lois Ward

A promotion of the Winnipeg New Horizons Band by Matt Abraham

John Prentice Interviews Gail Archer-Heese on UMFM 101.5 FM

View Our Document for Prospective Members

Registration Form

You are never too old to play!

Join us to begin your musical adventure!

Listen to our music

Notices and Reminders!!!

Interested in learning to play a band instrument?

Or, thinking about returning to music?

You are invited to the


Saturday, September 7, or Saturday, September 14, 2019

9:00 to 11:00 AM

Fort Garry United Church, 800 Point Rd., Winnipeg, MB.

Try out a variety of instruments with the assistance of one of our instructors. Listen to our groups practise and learn. Then consider if it is time for you to join the Winnipeg New Horizons Band!

Winnipeg New Horizons Band is the only New Horizons Band in western Canada – and Winnipeg’s only adult learning band.   It has been teaching adults to play since 2004.  Many of our members started with little or no previous musical experience.  The band is an opportunity to learn to play music in a group of like- minded, fun-loving individuals.

For more information about the Open Houses or the Winnipeg New Horizons Band please email

Ian McKay or  Lois Ward

You may also find our Our Document for Prospective Members


The Winnipeg New Horizons Band final concert /coffee House for the 2018/2019  season  was held at the St. Mary the Protectress Church at Burrows and Sinclair on Saturday, May 11th. All levels  performed. A highlight was a combined presentation of Scottish melodies by the three levels. Enjoy this concert by visiting our Listen to Our Music Page.

Our 2019 midwinter concert was held at the Fort Garry United Church, 800 Point Rd., Winnipeg, MB on Saturday, January 19th. The three concert band levels performed in the sanctuary. Guests were then invited to the main hall for refreshments and the entertainment of our jazz band. Thank you to all who attended. Links to YouTube videos of this concert can be found on our Listen To Our Music Page.