The award-winning, 10-time Grammy-nominated UNLV Wind Orchestra provides its fifth Annual UNLV “President’s Show” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall. Functions to be performed consist of John Williams’ “Olympic Fanfare and Theme” and “Experiences in the world”; Charles Gounod’s “Soldier’s Chorus” and “Avant de quitter ces Lieux”; Johann Strauss’ “Nur Fort”; Morton Gould’s “Excitement for Flexibility”; and W. Francis McBeth’s “They Hung Their Harps in the Willows.”
Signing up with professor Thomas Leslie, creative director and conductor of the UNLV Wind Orchestra, are guest conductors Col. John R. Bourgeois, director emeritus, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band and Lt. Col. Dr. James Bankhead, former conductor/commander, United States Flying Force Band. The performance likewise includes visitor speaker teacher Clarence Gilyard; baritone musician Richard Hodges; and UNLV Wind Orchestra associate director Zane Douglass.
As part of this special tribute to the service males and females of the U.S. Armed Forces, all profits from the concert will be contributed to the UNLV Rebel Veterinariansfund. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at pac.unlv.edu or by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787). Discounts are readily available, and veterans are complimentary.