My name is Jim Perkins and I am the former director of the Borah High School Band. I now direct the Capital City Mulligan Band under the guidance of a new movement in America called the New Horizons Band. I am a golfer and a “mulligan” is a golf term meaning a “do-over.” The Mulligan Band is for former musicians who would once again like to play their instruments in a band. This is our eighth year of performing at rest homes, nursing homes, and community events during the fall, winter, and spring months. We would love to have more members come join us!
A band that gives adult musicians another chance
The Capital City Mulligan Band (CCMB) was organized specifically to give adult musicians a chance to get started again playing their instruments in a band. The "Mulligan" part of the name refers to "taking a Mulligan" in golf, in other words giving yourself another chance. We have musicians of all levels of ability playing in the group. Many had not touched their instruments for several decades before starting again with the CCMB.
CCMB is led by a very capable and engaging band director, Jim Perkins, who was the long time band director of the Borah High School Band in Boise, Idaho. Jim has the unusual ability to instruct and guide band members yet leave them smiling.
If you are an adult musician who would like to give this a try, just show up at one of our rehearsals at the Idaho Music Academy. Chairs will be provided, but you'll need to bring your own music stand and instrument. No need to call or email. See our rehearsal schedule on our Events page.