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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! Featuring Boston Brass

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023 (note special day due to Veterans Day holiday)
7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center

For this year's Bandfest, the Cal Poly Bands will be joined by guest ensemble Boston Brass! For 35 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 captivating all ages.

The Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble will perform some of the finest music written for the wind bands medium.

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

In recognition of Veterans Day, the program will include selections honoring military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Other featured works will include Katahj Copley's “Serenade” and Rossano Galante's "Cry of the Last Unicorn.”

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

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Cal Poly Band and Orchestra Festival Finale

Friday, March 15, 2024
7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center

Cal Poly Bands celebrate music education and close a full day of school band and orchestra performances from the Cal Poly Band and Orchestra Festival with an evening exhibition performance by the Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Featured works include Percy Grainger's "Lincolnshire Posy" and a newly commissioned work by Nicole Piunno.

Tickets ($20 general, $10 students)

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Cal Poly Wind Bands Spring Concert: All Hail, Green and Gold!

Sunday, June 2, 2024
3 p.m., Performing Arts Center

The Cal Poly Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble present a program that will include the return of more than 70 of its Cal Poly alumni musicians. First assembled in 2016, the Alumni Symphonic Band is comprised of Cal Poly alumni spanning the decades. Works programmed for this concert include David Maslanka's "A Child's Garden of Dreams" and Frank Ticheli's "Blue Shades."

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

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