Symphonic Winds

The UNLV SYMPHONIC WINDS is open to music and non-music majors who successfully  audition into the ensemble.  Students in this ensemble primarily perform standard wind band            literature with an emphasis upon practical pedagogical foundations.  The Symphonic Winds is         directed by Prof. Anthony LaBounty.  Graduate assistants from the masters and doctoral                  conducting degree programs also regularly conduct the groups.  

 

        In addition to the regularly scheduled concerts each semester, the Symphonic Winds                        preforms for UNLV Commencement ceremonies and has also served as a special exhibition             ensemble premiering the wind band transcription of Sonata for Alto Saxophone by Robert              Muczynski at the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference (2011).  The group has               also performed with special guest soloists John McMurtery (flute), Gary Cook                                  (percussion) and Timothy Jones (percussion).  The Symphonic Winds have also recorded                  numerous catalogued wind band repertoire holdings of TRN Music Publisher, Inc.

 

                 The Symphonic Winds serves as an excellent laboratory ensemble for the                                          undergraduate and graduate composition students, rehearsing and recording student                         compositions each semester.  Auditions for the Symphonic Winds take place in                                November with results posted before the end of the fall semester.  Rehearsals are                             Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30-9:45am.  Performance in the group can                           satisfy requite ensemble requirements for scholarship and non-scholarship students.                          Contact Anthony LaBounty at tony.labounty@unlv.edu for more information.