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Get a 20% discount when purchasing to four or more Music Department events sold through the Cal Poly Ticket Office. Cal Poly faculty and staff receive 20% discount for any Music Department event sold through the ticket office.

Cal Poly Bandfest: The Fast and the Furious!

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2024
3 p.m., Performing Arts Center

The Cal Poly Bands take to the stage with an energetic start to their season. Featured works will include John Mackey’s “Turbine,” Malcolm Arnold’s “Four Scottish Dances,” Laura Estes’s “Wiklow” and David Foster’s “Holiday Tune.”

The powerful Pride of the Pacific Mustang Marching Band will make an appearance and fill the hall with highlights from the season of Cal Poly Athletics.

Tickets ($15 and $20 general, $10 students)

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Cal Poly Wind Bands Winter Concert: Visions

Sunday, March 9, 2025
3 p.m., Performing Arts Center

Cal Poly Bands will explore the vastness of subconscious and of reality through musical works. The program will include Donald Grantham’s spooky “Baron Cimetiere's Mambo” and Daniel Bukvich’s “In Memoriam – Dresden 1945.” The Wind Orchestra Chamber Musicians will perform a new work by Peter Meechan, “James Webb’s Pillars,” inspired by NASA’s photography of an interstellar stellar nursery called “The Pillars of Creation.”

Tickets ($15 and $20 general, $10 students)

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Cal Poly Wind Bands Spring Concert: Edifice

Sunday, June 8, 2024
3 p.m., Performing Arts Center

The Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble present a program that celebrates the art and craft of architecture, a discipline many of the bands’ students pursue at Cal Poly. Works programmed for this concert include “Dreams of an Architect” by Joshua Idio and “Angels in the Architecture” by Frank Ticheli.

Tickets ($15 and $20 general, $10 students)

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