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UNLV's Band Director Makes His Carnegie Hall Debut

The old saying goes - How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice. For Anthony LaBounty, it took years of practice and hard work before having his original composition performed at the Mecca for classical music in New York City.

Anthony LaBounty, band director and music professor at UNLV, achieved his goal on Thanksgiving with the premiere of his composition “Psalm 92.” The original work for wind symphony had been commissioned by Foothill High School Wind Symphony director Travis Pardee.

After marching in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Foothill High School wind symphony performed the piece at Carnegie Hall with singer Marie Osmond. One of their pieces was LaBounty’s composition.

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LaBounty describes his piece - “Psalm 92” - as lyrical and very singable.

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Anthony LaBounty, band director and music professor with UNLV

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