New Horizons Band Godfrey

New Horizons Band Godfrey The New Horizons Band of Godfrey, Illinois was founded in 1998 and is designed for musicians 50 years and older. Our motto is, "Your best is good enough."
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The Godfrey band is, from its inception, under the direction of Stanley Chytil, a native of Czech Republic. He graduated from Conservatory of Music in Ostrava in 1979 in performance and education and came to United States in 1989. He is an outstanding conductor which is evident in his stage presence that exhibits his talent, humor and highly energetic personality.

The Godfrey band is, from its inception, under the direction of Stanley Chytil, a native of Czech Republic. He graduated from Conservatory of Music in Ostrava in 1979 in performance and education and came to United States in 1989. He is an outstanding conductor which is evident in his stage presence that exhibits his talent, humor and highly energetic personality.

Operating as usual

It is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of Harlan Hock.  Over 20 years ago Harlan orchestrated the organized the ...
08/03/2020

It is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of Harlan Hock. Over 20 years ago Harlan orchestrated the organized the New Horizons Band Godfrey. Sincere sympathy to Georgian.

04/03/2020
Chad LB

Thought you guys would like this! Miss you!

𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝗟𝗕 𝗩𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗕𝗶𝗴 𝗕𝗮𝗻𝗱 - 𝗘𝗮𝘀𝘆 𝗧𝗼 𝗟𝗼𝘃𝗲
What do 18 musicians do while in quarantine? Enjoy the new Chad LB Virtual Big Band recording of “Easy to Love” arranged by Steven Feifke and sponsored by www.jazzlessonvideos.com

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Chad LB Virtual Big Band
Easy To Love by Cole Porter

Arrangement by: Steven Feifke
Feature: Chad LB

Saxes:
Andrew Gould - Alto 1
Josh Plotner - Alto 2
Steve Kortyka - Tenor 1
Chase Baird - Tenor 2
Sly5thave - Bari Sax

Trumpets:
Bryan Davis - Trumpet 1
John Lake - Trumpet 2
Chloe Rowlands - Trumpet 3
Gabe Medd - Trumpet 4

Trombones:
Jimmy O’Connell - Trombone 1
Jeffery Miller - Trombone 2
Melissa Gardiner - Trombone 3
Becca Patterson - Bass Trombone

Rhythm section:
Alex Goodman - Guitar
Alex Brown - Piano
Dan Chmielinski - Bass
Charles Goold - Drums

Video edited by Austin Kruczek
Mixed and mastered by Noah Kellman

12/31/2019
12/14/2019
Mark your calendar for our upcoming USO shows. Friday, November 8th 7 pmSaturday, November 9th. 7pmSunday, November 10th...
10/02/2019

Mark your calendar for our upcoming USO shows.
Friday, November 8th 7 pm
Saturday, November 9th. 7pm
Sunday, November 10th 2pm
Godfrey KC Hall

It breaks our hearts to share the passing of our dear friend, Ed Sancamper.  Please join us in lifting up his wife, Bren...
08/27/2019

It breaks our hearts to share the passing of our dear friend, Ed Sancamper. Please join us in lifting up his wife, Brenda Todd Sancamper and all who mourn.

Rehearsal tomorrow and birthday cake for Mike Link’s belated 75th. Ride on Mike.
01/27/2019

Rehearsal tomorrow and birthday cake for Mike Link’s belated 75th. Ride on Mike.

Join us in wishing one of our members, Joseph Crockett, a happy 70th birthday!   We celebrated last evening with a wonde...
12/31/2018

Join us in wishing one of our members, Joseph Crockett, a happy 70th birthday!
We celebrated last evening with a wonderful gathering of friends and family.

Hope you plan to join us this afternoon for our Christmas concert.  Doors open at 1pm.  Merry Christmas!
12/16/2018

Hope you plan to join us this afternoon for our Christmas concert. Doors open at 1pm. Merry Christmas!

We hope to see you there. Sunday, December 16th at 2 pm at the KC Hall Godfrey.  Merry Christmas 🎄
12/10/2018

We hope to see you there. Sunday, December 16th at 2 pm at the KC Hall Godfrey. Merry Christmas 🎄

Thanks to all who attended our USO shows this past weekend.  You are invited our Christmas concert Sunday, December 16, ...
11/12/2018

Thanks to all who attended our USO shows this past weekend. You are invited our Christmas concert Sunday, December 16, 2018 at the Godfrey KC Hall. Hope to see you there.

We hope you’ll join us this afternoon for our final performance of our USO show. Help us pay tribute to all who served i...
11/11/2018

We hope you’ll join us this afternoon for our final performance of our USO show. Help us pay tribute to all who served in the military to protect our freedom. KC Hall in Godfrey at 2 pm. Doors open at 1 pm.

20 th Anniversary tote bags and cookbooks available for $10.00 each at the USO show tonight.  Godfrey KC Hall. 7 pm.
11/09/2018

20 th Anniversary tote bags and cookbooks available for $10.00 each at the USO show tonight. Godfrey KC Hall. 7 pm.

Our charter members. May 1998. Tonight we celebrate our 20th anniversary together.  Join us.  Doors open at 6 pm.
11/09/2018

Our charter members. May 1998.
Tonight we celebrate our 20th anniversary together. Join us. Doors open at 6 pm.

11/09/2018

Don’t let the weather stop you from attending our USO show this evening! Can’t wait to see you there.

Rehearsal for our USO shows this weekend. Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday afternoon at 2 at the Godfrey KC H...
11/05/2018

Rehearsal for our USO shows this weekend. Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday afternoon at 2 at the Godfrey KC Hall. Hope to see you there!!!!

It’s almost time for our USO show. Mark your calendar.  We can’t wait to see you there!
10/03/2018

It’s almost time for our USO show. Mark your calendar. We can’t wait to see you there!

Join us in wishing our member, Howard Eichen, happy birthday.  He is 90 year’s young!!!
08/28/2018

Join us in wishing our member, Howard Eichen, happy birthday. He is 90 year’s young!!!

Hello all.   We are busy already preparing for our USO shows November 9, 10, & 11.  This year’s show is very special. We...
08/24/2018

Hello all. We are busy already preparing for our USO shows November 9, 10, & 11. This year’s show is very special. We are celebrating 20 years together! We will have special 20 year commemorative items for sale. Here’s a sneak peak at our tote bags. Can’t wait to see you there. Mark your calendar.

07/31/2018

Hello all! If you weren’t at rehearsal last evening, you were missed. Stanley is trying to select the tunes for the USO show and we need you there! Hope to see you next Monday.

05/24/2018

May 28 Monday, Memorial Day - NO PRACTICE
May 30 Wednesday - 5pm PRACTICE
June 15 Friday - PERFORMANCE - Betsy Ann Picnic in Brighton

New Horizons Band Godfrey's cover photo
05/23/2018

New Horizons Band Godfrey's cover photo

Please come join us for a fun evening of great music provided by our New Horizons Swing Band.   It’s been a while since ...
04/30/2018

Please come join us for a fun evening of great music provided by our New Horizons Swing Band. It’s been a while since our swing band has provided a dance program so don’t miss it! Wear your dancing shoes!

Thanks to all of you who came to our Spring concert Saturday evening.  We enjoyed playing for you.
04/15/2018

Thanks to all of you who came to our Spring concert Saturday evening. We enjoyed playing for you.

The highest bidder for a VIP table at the New Horizons USO show was Mike Montgomery!   Congrats Mike and thanks.
04/15/2018

The highest bidder for a VIP table at the New Horizons USO show was Mike Montgomery! Congrats Mike and thanks.

At our Spring concert Saturday we are going to auction off a VIP table for 8 persons for one of the three USO shows this...
04/13/2018

At our Spring concert Saturday we are going to auction off a VIP table for 8 persons for one of the three USO shows this November. The table will be decorated and topped with snacks and appetizers to enjoy that evening. The highest bidder will choose which of the 3 nights they would like their table. The dates are November 9th, 10th, or 11th.

See you tomorrow evening at 7 pm at the KC Hall, Godfrey.

03/20/2018

Spring Concert
Saturday, April 14, 2018
7 pm
KC Hall, Godfrey

Mark your calendar!
Hope to see you there.

Thanks to all of you who were able to join us today for our Christmas concert.  Please accept this wish from all of us t...
12/11/2017

Thanks to all of you who were able to join us today for our Christmas concert. Please accept this wish from all of us to you this holiday season. See you next year. May God bless.

Hope to see you this afternoon.  It’s a beautiful day!
12/10/2017

Hope to see you this afternoon. It’s a beautiful day!

09/14/2017

Starting Monday and Wednesday practice until USO shows ... Mark Your Calendar. November 3, 4 and 5 and polish up those dancing shoes!!

So happy to make his day great!
04/25/2017

So happy to make his day great!

I just wanted to thank all the members of the New Horizons Band for your kindness to Dad, Ray Bucher. You were one of the best parts of his "senior" years. I'll never forget going to watch him play at one of your concerts. He enjoyed music so much!
Sincerely, Anne Bucher Palles.

01/05/2017

Time to warm up the horns! BURRRR Practice resumes on Monday, January 16 at 5 pm. New members welcome. Get your dues in payable January 1, May 1 and Sept 1 ($50 per trimester). Mark your calendar for the Spring Concert, April 22, 2017 at the Godfrey KC Hall.

The New Horizons Band and The St. Louis Brass Band will present a Christmas Concert this Sunday, December 11 at 2:30pm a...
12/08/2016

The New Horizons Band and The St. Louis Brass Band will present a Christmas Concert this Sunday, December 11 at 2:30pm at the Knight of Columbus, Godfrey, IL 62035 on Stamper Lane. Admission $5, Children 12/Under Free, doors open 1:30 pm, cash bar and refreshments available. Holiday Attire! It will be sparklejollybrassytwinkley!

New Horizons Band Godfrey's cover photo
12/08/2016

New Horizons Band Godfrey's cover photo

10/21/2016

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW - USO SHOW on NOV 11/12 7pm, and NOV 13th 2pm at the Godfrey Knights of Columbus. Cash bar and refreshments. Adults $10 at the door. Veterans FREE! Guest Vocalist is JARED HENNINGS!!!

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Godfrey, IL
62035

General information

The New Horizons Band is open to new members wishing to join. Rehearsals are every Monday starting at 5:00 - 7:00 pm at K of C Hall, 1713 Stamper Lane,Godfrey,IL.62035 Tuition $50.00 per trimester - Spring/Summer/Fall

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Public performances include: USO and Veteran Shows, Seasonal and Holiday Concerts, Parades, special ensemble performances at Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Locations, Private Parties and Dances, and more…….

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Another member passed... Please keep Paula Prager and Charlie in your prayers!
USO Show 2019
When is the USO show for 2018
The New Horizons Band Godfrey is playing this evening at the airport to welcome 22 veterans as they return from their Honor Flight today.