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Tickets go on sale Aug. 13

Cal Poly Bandfest

Wind Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Mustang Marching Band

Friday, Nov. 30, 2018
8 p.m. Harold J. Miossi Hall
, Performing Arts Center

A tradition for more than 30 years, Cal Poly’s annual Bandfest concert features all of the wind bands on campus. The concert begins with the Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra in superior performances of both traditional and new literature written for concert band and wind ensembles. Then the powerful Pride of the Pacific Mustang Marching Band fills the concert hall with stunning arrangements performed at football games throughout the fall in Alex G. Spanos Stadium. The concert ends with a spectacular event featuring performers from all the ensembles collaborating on stage together.

Tickets ($12 and $14 general, $9 and $12 students)

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Cal Poly Wind Bands' Winter Concert: Time in Space

Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble

Sunday, March 10, 2019
3 p.m. Harold J. Miossi Hall
, Performing Arts Center

The musicians of the Cal Poly Wind Bands explore works that invite a consideration of the relationships among the four dimensions. The boundaries of Miossi Hall will be pushed — and pulled! Composers to be featured on the program include Libby Larsen and Joseph Schwantner.

Tickets ($12 and $14 general, $9 and $12 students)

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Cal Poly Wind Bands' Spring Concert: Color of Sound

Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble

Sunday, June 9, 2019
3 p.m. Harold J. Miossi Hall
, Performing Arts Center

We encounter wave behavior through numerous sensory experiences including sight, touch and aural experiences. Music has been described as the “transfer of energy,” and in live performances, the energy moves in waves from the stage to the audience to excite not only the senses, but also the emotions. The Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble investigate the relationship between spectra of music and visual color through works by James Stephenson and Michael Colgrass.

Tickets ($12 and $14 general, $9 and $12 students)