The UNLV Community Concert Band celebrates its 25th anniversary with a concert at 7:30 pm April 11 in Artemus Ham Concert Hall. General admission tickets are $10 and are available at the UNLV Performing Arts Center Box Office or by calling 895-ARTS (2787).
The UNLV Community Concert Band was formed in 1987 and is open to any student or Las Vegas-area resident who wishes to perform in a concert band. More than 85 members form the UNLV Community Concert Band and range in age from high school students to senior citizens.
The band, conducted by associate director of bands Professor Anthony LaBounty, plays a wide variety of music and performs concerts both on and off campus each semester.
“I have been privileged to conduct this band for the past 24 of its 25 years," said LaBounty. "The members of the organization constantly strive for improvement and it is exponentially demonstrated at our concerts both on and off campus. This band is really an asset to UNLV and the Las Vegas community."
The UNLV Community Concert Band toured Ireland in 2009 performing in St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, and will tour Florence, Venice and perform in Rome, Italy in June 2012.
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of more than 27,000 students and 2,900 faculty and staff. Founded in 1957, the university offers more than 220 undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs. UNLV is located on a 332-acre campus in dynamic Southern Nevada and is classified in the category of Research Universities (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.