The Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Band Program offers a focused, high-level, quality education to dedicated instrumental music students interested in pursuing advanced studies of wind and percussion instruments. Students receive college-preparatory instruction, where they take a wide variety of courses, including music theory, musicianship, and music history.
The Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Band Program focuses on developing musicianship through a comprehensive music education program. Our program is unique in that we provide regularly
scheduled small group instruction (sectionals), as well as individualized instruction from the directors and highly skilled parapro staff. The LVA Band Program offers performance opportunities with three levels of concert bands, as well as two levels of orchestral winds and percussion classes. Sectional classes are partnered with our large ensembles to further assist students in their musical development. In addition, students are offered a wide range of performance and travel opportunities, festival experiences, and interactions with world-renowned guest artists.
The Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Band Program helps students acquire the skills necessary to be successful in both music and non-music fields. Upon graduation, many of our students have
developed the musicianship necessary to be admitted into highly regarded collegiate or conservatory music programs, culminating in acquiring careers in the field of music. Other students apply the skills learned in our music program (time management, goal setting, problem-solving) towards collegiate and professional careers in virtually any career or field of study including medicine, law, engineering, and many others.
The Las Vegas Academy Band Program has been recognized as a Blue Ribbon Program of Excellence by the National Band Association and a Mark of Excellence Winner in the National Wind Band Honors Project. The Las Vegas Academy Wind Ensemble has been an invited performer at the National Concert Band Festival, Western International Band Clinic, Pacific Basin Music Festival, UCLA Wind Ensemble Invitational, and has performed as a guest at multiple UNLV Wind Orchestra concerts. Students have traveled nationally and internationally to perform as a featured group in locations including the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria, and the Auditorio de Zaragoza in Zaragoza, Spain. Guest artists such as Joseph Alessi (New York Philharmonic, principal trombone), Chris Castellanos, and The Boston Brass have performed with the Wind Ensemble, and the group regularly commissions today’s leading composers to write original music for wind ensemble.