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Mustang Band membersCal Poly Bandfest 2014!

Wind Orchestra, Wind Ensemble
Mustang Marching Band

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
3 p.m. Harman Hall
, Performing Arts Center

Nearly 300 students will perform at Cal Poly's annual Bandfest!

The concert will feature Cal Poly's Wind Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and the Mustang Marching Band in an evening of bold and powerful works for the modern wind band and the traditional stadium marching band.

The concert will begin with the Wind Orchestra performing John Wasson's "American Fanfare," Gordon Jacob's "An Original Suite," James Kazik's "Eviler Elves," and a beautiful arrangement of the traditional English folk song "The Turtle Dove" by Swiss musician Etienne Crausaz. The Wind Ensemble will then perform Dmitri Shostakovich's "Festive Overture," Percy Grainger's "Children's March: Over the Hills and Far Away," John Mackey's "Night on Fire," and the new tone poem "Machu Picchu – City in the Sky" by Japanese composer Satoshi Yagisawa.

The combined forces of the Wind Orchestra and the Wind Ensemble will continue the concert with music especially suited to a concert band of more than 135 performers. This portion of the concert will include a special arrangement of the U.S. national anthem by American film composer John Williams, a tribute to the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key writing "The Star Spangled Banner" during the Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry.

The Mustang Band will conclude the concert with arrangements they are performing at this fall's football games in Spanos Stadium. Along with traditional favorites, the band will perform popular hits such as Fall Out Boy's "Thanks for the Memories," Carlos Santana's eponymous selection from his first album, "Santana," and "Fire" by Jimi Hendrix.

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

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Pops Concert

Cal Poly Wind Bands' Winter Pops Concert: 'Strike Up the Band!'

Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015
8 p.m. Harman Hall
, Performing Arts Center

The Cal Poly wind bands present their annual winter concert featuring entertaining musical works from all areas of popular culture written and arranged for the modern concert band. In addition to pieces inspired by historical events, famous destinations around the world, and important figures in society, the Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra will perform music from movies, musicals, folk music traditions, pop culture, and even video games.

The Cal Poly Bands’ Winter Pops Concert does not happen every year, so be sure to put this concert on your calendar right away!

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

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Laura KramerCal Poly Wind Bands' Spring Concert:

Featuring Laura Kramer, Saxophone
Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble

Friday, June 5, 2015
8 p.m. Harman Hall
, Performing Arts Center

The Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra end their season with a concert featuring saxophonist Laura Kramer. Originally from Minersville, Penn., Kramer now resides in Los Angeles, where she performs as a member of the Noir Quartet. She also teaches classical saxophone at Cal Poly. Kramer will be the featured guest soloist in a world premiere of her new concerto for alto saxophone and band.

The program will also feature the world premiere of "Leviathan," a new work for wind ensemble written by Cal Poly music Professor Antonio Barata.

The concert will also include exciting new and traditional compositions for concert band and wind ensemble; works that showcase the talent and virtuosity of the student instrumentalists involved in the
Cal Poly band program.

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

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