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Cal Poly Bandfest Returns!

Friday, Oct. 30, 2021
7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center

The Cal Poly Bands return to the stage with a powerful program of music to celebrate the strength of Cal Poly's musical community. The sound and resilience of band students will be celebrated with some of the finest music written for the medium.

Featured works will include Leonard Bernstein’s “Overture to Candide” and Omar Thomas' setting of “Shenandoah.”

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

Tickets ($20 general, $10 students)

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Cal Poly Wind Bands Winter Concert: ‘Afterimage’

Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022
7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center

In anticipation of Cal Poly Bands’ tour to the College Band Directors National Association conference in March, this concert will feature some classics as well as new voices in writing for the wind band.

Like a flash of light against our retina, life events can leave impressions. Music is way we can share those impressions with others. The program will explore this idea through works expressing joy and wonder.


John Astaire

Guest percussion soloist John Astaire will be featured on Mutsuhito Ogino’s “Concerto for Percussion and Wind Ensemble.

The program will also include Joni Greene’s “The Persistence of Memory,” John Mackey’s “Lightning Field” and Antonio G. Barata’s “Winds of Change.”

Tickets ($20 general, $10 students)

 

 

 

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Cal Poly Wind Bands Spring Concert: 'Sounds of Color'

Friday, May 27, 2022
7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center

We celebrate our return to sharing music with our audiences with this final concert of the Cal Poly Bands’ season!

Music is often is often described in visual language: color, shade, structure, bright vs. dark, etc. The works presented for this concert are either inspired by imagery or meant to sculpt something new in the mind’s eye.

Composers featured on this program include Brian Balmages, Frank Ticheli and Jennifer Jolley.

Tickets ($20 general, $10 students)

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