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Ransom Street Big Band was featured in the April 2019 AARP Bulletin. Click to read Magical Music for the Mind.

Members of West Michigan New Horizons Music Ensembles’ Ransom Street Big Band practice during a portrait session on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., U.S. The group, which performs throughout the community, has partnered with AARP as part of the “Mind. Music Magic.” program to educate others about dementia.
Erin Kirkland for AARP

 

An article on West Michigan New Horizons Music Ensembles will run in the Cadence on December 2, 2018– one of the regional supplements to the GR Press.

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With deepest gratitude, we are pleased to announce that we have received our SECOND Operational Grant from Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts totaling $30,000 in two years!

 

ANOTHER WGVU COMMUNITY CONNECTION!

Shelley Irwin interviews Dr. Summers and Concert Band member Mary Worst. Click below:

Shelley Irwin interviews Dr. Summers and Mary Worst.

 

 

 

WGVU COMMUNITY CONNECTION

Shelley Irwin interviews Dr. Nancy Summers and Symphonic Band member Bruce Goodman.

Dr. Nancy appears on Community Connection with Bruce Goodman

 

 

Check out our own Dr. Nancy Summers as she teaches local radio host Shelley Irwin (WGVU) to play the oboe on “Art Unfiltered.”

Dr. Nancy and the Art of the Oboe

 

 

Profile: Musician and conductor Nancy Summers-Meeusen

The Grand Rapids Press | By Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk | March 28, 2010

 

New Horizons Band Director Nancy Summers-Meeusen gestures to an audience at the Salvation Army while directing on Friday, March 19. "The people are great and there is such enthusiasm...you can feel it," Summers-Meeusen said about New Horizons. The program is for older adults who are taking up a musical instrument for the first time or who are coming back to it after many years. "Our motto is music for life," Summers-Meeusen said, "and that pretty much sums it up."  (Emily Zoladz | The Grand Rapids Press)

Emily Zoladz | The Grand Rapids Press

Leader of the band: Nancy Summers-Meeusen gestures to an audience at the Salvation Army while directing the New Horizons Band. “The people are great, and there is such enthusiasm. … You can feel it,” Summers said about the program for adults 50 and older who are taking up a musical instrument for the first time or who are coming back to it after many years. “Our motto is ‘Music for life,’” Summers said.

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