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Tickets go on sale Aug. 13

Cal Poly Bandfest 2019: Boston Brass!

Friday, Nov. 15, 2019
7:30 p.m. Miossi Hall
, Performing Arts Center

The Cal Poly Wind Bands will present a concert in collaboration with special guest ensemble, Boston Brass. For 31 years, Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience. Performing exciting classical arrangements to burning jazz standards, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment that captivates all ages. The ensemble’s lively repartee, touched with humor and personality, attempts to bridge the ocean of classical formality to delight audiences in an evening of great music and boisterous fun.

Compositions by Leonard Bernstein, Roshanne Etezady and Steven Bryant, among others, will be performed.

The powerful Pride of the Pacific Mustang Marching Band will also make an appearance and fill the hall with dazzling arrangements performed at football games throughout the fall in Spanos Stadium.

The Mustang Band will return to San Francisco to march in the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade on Feb. 8, 2020.

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

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Cal Poly Wind Bands' Winter Concert: Winds of Change

Sunday, March 8, 2020
3 p.m. Miossi Hall
, Performing Arts Center

Music has the ability to reflect artistic shifts and, on occasion, even to stir cultural change. From the adventurous storytelling of Michael Colgrass to the electroacoustic soundscapes of Alex Shapiro, the listener is invited to consider the development of our musical language in the context of a search for cultural direction and to examine our own roles in defining meaning in our communities.

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

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Cal Poly Wind Bands' Spring Concert: What Dreams May Come

Friday, May 29, 2020
7:30 p.m. Miossi Hall
, Performing Arts Center

The performing arts are a means by which we can look inward in study of the self. The works of John Mackey and David Maslanka have pushed the wind band medium and its possibilities. The Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble will end their season of performances with a program of compositions — both familiar and new — with the aim of extending our thoughts skyward, toward the future, and into our dreams.

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