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New Horizons concert planned for July 18 in Forestville

The New Horizons Band of Western New York will perform in Forestville.

FORESTVILLE — Imagine Forestville and American Legion J. Carter Knapp Post 953 are bringing something new to Forestville: an outdoor concert by the New Horizons Band of Western New York.

The “concert with a historical twist” will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the American Legion, 6 Cedar St.

“This show will be unique,” Imagine Forestville President Aimee Rogers said. “Band conductor Dr. Kate McKay has intertwined the history of Forestville with the history of band music. It will be an awesome evening that you will not only enjoy, but also learn about two amazing histories!”

Tunes will reflect popular tastes as well as selections from as far back as 1800.

“We were all so excited because we have been wanting to hold an outdoor community event for a long time,” remarked Rogers. “Where to hold the event was a concern since there are not many places available in the hamlet right now. We appreciate that the American Legion stepped in to provide the venue.”

New Horizons International Music Association is an international nonprofit organization that provides entry points to music making for adults, some of whom have no musical experience and many of whom were active in school music programs but have been inactive for a long period.

“Many adults would like an opportunity to learn music in a group setting similar to that offered in schools,” McKay said. “Most New Horizons Music programs provide music instruction at all levels from beginner to advanced.”

The event will take place rain or shine so please bring your own chairs and come hungry: There will be a concession stand to help raise money for Imagine Forestville.

It will be a busy day in Forestville on July 18. Come first to the Forestville Farmers Market from 2 to 6 p.m. and then on to the concert at 6:30.

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