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Cal Poly Parent and Family Weekend Ensemble Showcase Concert

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015
8 p.m., Harman Hall, Performing Arts Center

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Bandfest

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015
8 p.m. Harman Hall
, Performing Arts Center

A tradition for more than 20 years, Cal Poly’s annual Bandfest concert will feature all of the wind bands on campus. Beginning with the Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra in superior performances of both traditional and new literature written for concert band and wind ensemble. Then the powerful Pride of the Pacific Mustang Marching Band will fill the concert hall with the stunning arrangements performed at football games throughout the fall in Spanos Stadium. The concert ends with a spectacular event featuring performers from all ensembles collaborating on stage together.

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

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Cal Poly Wind Ensemble on California Wind Band Festival Concert

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
8 p.m. Harman Hall
, Performing Arts Center

Cal Poly's wind band program is proud to host the 82nd national American Bandmasters Association (ABA) and Japanese Bandmasters Association conference on campus this year. This annual event includes bands from around the U.S. and Japan each night. The
Cal Poly Wind Ensemble will have the honor of performing first. The concert will include exciting new and traditional compositions written for wind ensemble with guest conductors from the membership of the ABA.

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

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Cal Poly Wind Bands' Winter Concert

Saturday, March 5, 2016
8 p.m. Harman Hall
, Performing Arts Center

The Wind Ensemble from Cal Poly, Pomona, along with its conductor Rickey Badua, will join the Wind Orchestra to present a concert featuring students from both universities. The performance, which is the final event in the California Wind Band Festival, will feature traditional and new selections written for concert band and wind ensemble.

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Cal Poly Wind Bands' Spring Concert

Sunday, June 5, 2016
3 p.m. Harman Hall
, Performing Arts Center

The Cal Poly wind bands' spring concert is a celebration of three anniversaries:

  • 20 years of performances in the Performing Arts Center
  • 50 years collaborating with band director emeritus William Johnson
  • 100 years since the Cal Poly band program began in 1916

In addition to works for wind band that pay tribute to the long history and progression of the Cal Poly bands through the years, the concert will end with a special ensemble consisting of Cal Poly alumni and current students performing together.

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

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