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Laughing All the Way

James Pierpont/arr. by Larry MacTaggart

Laughing All the Way is a whirlwind arrangement by Larry MacTaggart of James Pierpont’s “Jingle Bells”.

Larry MacTaggart, originally from the Quad-Cities area, earned music degrees from the University of Arkansas and the University of Nebraska (Percussion Performance). After teaching in the public schools he joined the military where he became Chief Music Arranger for the United States Air Force Band in Washington D.C. He now leads the United States Air Force Band of the Pacific in Hawaii. He is active as a composer, arranger, guest clinician, adjudicator and conductor.

Last updated on April 5, 2012 by Palatine Concert Band