New Horizons Music programs provide entry points to music making for adults, including those with no musical experience at all and those who were active in school music programs, but have been inactive for a long period.


There are openings for flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba and percussion.

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Ensemble Participants: $49 per month, Average 4 classes per month

Instruments, music stands, performances, and books are not included.

Registration fee required for all participants: $45  (includes a MC shirt)



10:00 AM to Noon

Mid September through Mid April

About David DeWitt, Director

Education: BS in Music education – Nazareth College of Rochester

MM in Trombone Performance – University at Buffalo

Assorted classes in Theory and Arranging – Eastman School of Music

David DeWitt taught in the Rochester and Buffalo city schools for 35 years and served as lead band director at the Buffalo Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts. There, he directed a wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, and jazz combo, and taught music theory, music history, and brass performance. Under his leadership, BAVPA’s jazz ensemble became the first high school band from Buffalo invited to perform at the Rochester International Jazz Festival. He also served as an adjunct professor at Canisius College in Buffalo where he directed the school’s jazz ensemble. His retirement in 2016 and subsequent move to Sarasota brought new opportunities to perform as a trombone and tuba player. His musical versatility and larger-than-life personality have quickly made him among the most in-demand brass players in the region. He is very excited to be taking on the helm of the Gulf Coast New Horizon’s Band, and looks forward to seeing this unique ensemble develop and grow.