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Send the UNLV Wind Orchestra to France

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Send the UNLV Wind Orchestra to France

Help send our UNLV musicians to France!


We are proud to say that we have once again been invited to perform at the Festival des Anches d’Azur in La Croix Valmer, France, by invitation of the city’s mayor. During its 20-year history, the festival has grown and evolved significantly, and we are the only American university ensemble ever invited to perform.

The UNLV Wind Orchestra last made an appearance at the festival in June 2005 where it performed two concerts — receiving commendations from the local government and citizenry, with more than 2,000 guests in attendance. It is that stand-out performance that has earned the us a second invitation.

It is our goal to raise funds to cover the airfare to and from the festival so we may participate in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!



We - the UNLV Wind Orchestra - have received international acclaim for our fresh and creative approach to music making!

Performing contemporary repertoire in addition to classical masterworks, we are responsible for commissioning and premiering numerous significant new works by America’s finest young contemporary composers including Eric Whitacre, Wendell Yuponce, Jonathon Newman, Steven Bryant, Jim Bonney, Corey Hirsch, Paul Seitz, Nathan Tanouye, Kenneth Froelich and Wataru Hokoyama.

In addition, we have recently commissioned and premiered new compositions by landmark American contemporary composers Bruce Broughton, Roger Nixon, and James Barnes.

Under the baton of Professor Thomas G. Leslie, we have received acclaim for outstanding performances at The American Bandmasters Association National Conference; The Music Educators National Conference Biennial Convention; The Hokkaiddo Band Association Wind Band Conference in Sapporo, Japan; the 2005 La Croix Valmer International Music Festival in St. Tropez, France; and The College Band Directors National Association West/Northwest Regional Conference.

We also have received outstanding reviews for 17 professional recordings of international repute. These include the latest CD releases for the new UNLV Wind Orchestra Series on Clavier Records.




Our way
of Thanking You



Thank you! Your gift makes a difference. We have practiced many hours to be better musicians, and this experience is our reward for the hard work. Knowing you're making our dreams come true is your reward. We thank you!

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Merci, Merci!

A double thank you! We realize this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and know we can't do this without you. And, although we can't bring you with us, we will keep you updated on our activities before, during, and when we return from the festival so you can be with us in spirit.

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Instruments, please!

What's an orchestra without instruments? A gift at this level will ensure our instruments make it on the plane too. In addition to keeping you updated on our adventure, you will receive a personalized thank you from one of us. It's the least we can do!

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The Whole Ensemble.

A gift at this level will put a dent in the overall cost of getting our team to France. We are so excited to have this opportunity. For your generosity, you will receive regular updates, a personalized thank you, and a copy of the Wind Orchestra's latest CD recording.

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To France or Bust!

We've been invited to perform at an exclusive festival in France! How many college students can say that? A gift at this level pays for half the travel cost of the trip, so we might have to wash dishes or play music in the subway to get back but it will be worth it. To thank you for your support, you will receive all the benefits of previous levels plus 2 tickets to each of the wind orchestra concerts in the 2016/2017 academic year.

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A Full Ride, Literally!

WOW! Your gift will cover the entire cost of one student's travel to France AND back (our parents thank you for the return trip!). In addition to the perks of all other levels, you will receive 2 tickets to one show of your choice of the UNLV Performing Arts Center and Nevada Conservatory Theatre.

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