Beginners band together in Groton

Lois Jennings, right, who is over 80, and Laraine Meyers, 66, both of Groton, play alto saxophone Wednesday during practice for the New Horizons Band of Southeastern Connecticut at Noank Fire House. Jennings has only been playing the saxophone for a month; Meyers has played clarinet off and on since childhood and six months ago switched to the sax. The band is made up of beginners and out-of-practice musicians over the age of 50. Others are encouraged to join. The band started a month ago and practices every Wednesday between 2 and 3:30 p.m.
Lois Jennings, right, who is over 80, and Laraine Meyers, 66, both of Groton, play alto saxophone Wednesday during practice for the New Horizons Band of Southeastern Connecticut at Noank Fire House. Jennings has only been playing the saxophone for a month; Meyers has played clarinet off and on since childhood and six months ago switched to the sax. The band is made up of beginners and out-of-practice musicians over the age of 50. Others are encouraged to join. The band started a month ago and practices every Wednesday between 2 and 3:30 p.m. Dana Jensen/The Day Buy Photo

Lois Jennings, right, who is over 80, and Laraine Meyers, 66, both of Groton, play alto saxophone Wednesday during practice for the New Horizons Band of Southeastern Connecticut at Noank Fire House. Jennings has only been playing the saxophone for a month; Meyers has played clarinet off and on since childhood and six months ago switched to the sax. The band is made up of beginners and out-of-practice musicians over the age of 50. Others are encouraged to join. The band started a month ago and practices every Wednesday between 2 and 3:30 p.m.

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