22nd Concert Season 2015-2016Navigation
It’s been quite a year! Step back with us as we take a look at some interesting numbers from the past 12 months… 8 amazingly fun performances, including 74 pieces of music at 4 separate venues, all for the world’s best audience! 1 remarkable visiting baritone soloist from Foden’s Band in the UK (thanks again, Sarah)! 5 Saturday dress rehearsals (including who knows how many wrong notes from those…dress rehearsals are haunted). 36 Thursday night rehearsals at the Salvation Army Hall. We don’t know what we would do without the generosity of the Salvation Army Las Vegas Citadel! (This is followed closely by 36 Thursday night hangs at the Tap House…cajun wings, we love you so.) 50 (apparently) red bow ties we went through this year. Come on, guys! Hang on to those suckers! 78 Facebook page likes. 5,418 page views on www.lasvegasbrassband.org by 2,456 users from 92 countries! This all adds up to… 1 fantastic year of merrymaking, music making, and memory making with this wonderful group of colleagues and friends. Cheers to 2016! Happy New Year!...Read More
Recently, some of our members sat in with the Salvation Army Las Vegas Citadel Band for the Red Kettle Kickoff at the Thomas & Mack Center before a UNLV Runnin’ Rebels game. The Las Vegas Brass Band has a strong connection with the Salvation Army here in Las Vegas; many of our members are Salvationists, and our own Pete Cooper is the leader of the Salvation Army Las Vegas Citadel Youth Band. The Salvation Army Las Vegas is our gracious rehearsal and library host. In gratitude, we have added a performance of our Christmas concert: Christmas Bells, with gratitude to our Salvation Army friends. The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign started with one Salvation Army captain wanting to provide Christmas dinner to poor families and individuals in San Francisco. The Salvation Army’s website shares the history of the Red Kettle Campaign, telling us that since that idea in 1891, Captain Joseph McFee’s kettle idea has spread worldwide. Today in the U.S., The Salvation Army assists more than four-and-a-half million people during the Thanksgiving and Christmas time periods. Captain McFee’s kettle idea launched a tradition that has spread not only throughout the United States, but all across the world. Kettles are now used in such distant lands as Korea, Japan, Chile and many European countries. Everywhere, public contributions to Salvation Army kettles enable the organization to continue its year-round efforts at helping those who would otherwise be forgotten. So join with us in support of the Salvation Army. Listen for the bell ringers and donate to the red kettles you come across throughout the season. Share your #RedKettleReason to encourage others to join in support. For more information, visit redkettlereason.org...Read More
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