You won't only be learning to play an instrument, you'll be meeting and making new friends to play with, in and out of the band room. Making music is important, but that's not all you'll do! (learn more)
Music helps you to live a longer, healthier, happier life. It gives you a reason to get out of bed in the morning. Playing in a band fosters the retention of social skills, reducing isolation, self-discipline, sharing life with others. Playing an instrument helps you to sharpen your memory, retain and even develop fine motor skills. It is a physical and mental work out. Playing also helps suppress depression and anxiety. But most of all, IT'S FUN!!!
The Long & McQuade Bloor New Horizons Band is a band program for mature adults, celebrating their sixth season, who want to play a musical instrument in a friendly group environment. There are classes at three levels: classes for absolute beginners and those who want to re-connect with musical skills they haven't used in years, classes for people who have been playing for a year or two, and classes for those more experienced players who want to learn more about playing in a band while making new friends. Each class meets once a week and will begin again in September, 2015. (learn more)
It's time to register for the coming 2015-16 Season. Visit our FAQ page for more information or head straight to the "Register Here!" page to get started today!
We are moving this summer...to a bigger and better space. Fewer stairs, an elevator, great
acoustics, lots of secure storage, great hosts (Bloor Central Salvation Army),
large social and stage area, two minutes
to the subway, AND Long & McQuade Music is just around the corner! (more info)
Come and see us this summer!!! August 8 - Humber Bay Shores Festival, Noon September 6 - Bloorcourt Street Fest
Summer Classes - what a great way to see what we are all about. Come and join us for these five week courses. Choices: Sight-reading in a band setting (Monday evenings), Singing, for the Instrumentalist (Monday afternoons), and Jazz Band (Tuesday evenings).