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Take your students on an historical, geographical and ethnic journey with twelve exciting instruments, some very unusual. These include a South Seas Conch Shell, Israeli Antelope Horn, Australian Dijeridu, Tibetan Ran-Dung, Bugle, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Baritone, Tuba, 12 ft. long Swiss Alp Horn and a “Hose-a-Phone” (which can be made by students from materials at home!)

The Hornman plays instruments from 5 continents. He talks of his travels, the peoples, cultures and their music. The students are encouraged to participate by clapping, singing and mimicking the horns.

Hear these unusual and traditional horns performed with expertise, artistry and good humor. The music ranges from children’s songs to classics, jazz, gospel and folk songs. Bill Nemoyten, a musician and educator with a lifetime of experience as a music teacher and performer, has created a lively, educational, fun-filled program.


Program Length: The 35 to 60 minute program is fast-paced with lots of audience participation and surprises!

Requirements: A 6ft. table, a P.A. system (optional, but desirable in larger rooms), an electric outlet for a CD player.

Fee: Affordable and negotiable. Please call or email for a quote.

Biographical Information: Bill Nemoyten started his instrumental music studies with the trombone in 1940. He has performed with and conducted concert, marching, circus and jazz bands, orchestras, combos and ensembles of all kinds in hundreds of places. He regularly performs on and has taught trumpet, trombone, French horn, euphonium and tuba. Bill holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Music Education and has taught music for thirty-five years.

One of many great letters of recommendation: (more letters here)

“I had Bill Nemoyten and his wife Barbara for a program at the Pacifica Library and they were wonderful… The Hornman program was perfect. He showed and played 12 different musical instruments. He started by playing a South Seas conch shell and making up a story about the first time it was used to make sounds. He went through the evolution and history of horn instruments in such a creative way that the children did not know they were being educated… Mr. Nemoyten’s program is hard to categorize but it was fun, informative and very entertaining.”

— Sincerely, Gwendolyn Miller, Youth Services Librarian

Pacifica Library, 650-355-5196

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