The Desert Winds, a contemporary wind ensemble, will perform their annual Veterans Day concert, “Bookmarks II: Veterans Day Salute,” at Congregation Ner Tamid at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 10. In partnership with Congregation Ner Tamid and The Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, the concert is offered as an interfaith community event to honor all current service members, veterans and their families.
Formed in August 2009 and led by artistic director Charles A. Maguire, The Desert Winds is widely recognized as Las Vegas’ premiere contemporary wind ensemble. The organization features a roster of over 40 performers that include many local music educators, students and freelance musicians. Since its debut, the local wind ensemble has reached thousands of people through both inspiring performances and educational programs. This year, the ensemble was selected to perform for the prestigious Midwest Clinic in Chicago this December.
This season, The Desert Winds will present the audiences with musical "BOOKMARKS". Performances will include BOOKMARKS I, BOOKMARKS II: A Veterans Salute, BOOKMARKS III: The Midwest Send Off Concert, BOOKMARKS IV, BOOKMARKS V, and BOOKMARKS VI. We invite you to join us for a season that will stir the imagination and soul with infinite musical possibilities. We all have a "Tale to Tell!”
At the conclusion of the concert, members of Jewish War Veterans Post 65 will be collecting donations in support of the Wounded Warriors Project, the Nevada State Veterans Home and the U.S. Vets.
The concert is free. However, guests will have an opportunity to honor a veteran with a special slide show presentation during the concert for only $18 per veteran. Honors requests need to be made online before November 4. Seating is limited and reservations are suggested to be assured a seat. To reserve a seat or to honor a veteran, register online by visiting thedesertwinds.org.
Sponsor: The Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, Congregation Ner Tamid, King David Memorial Chapel, and Palm Mortuaries.