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Cal Poly Bandfest 2017: Earth

Wind Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Mustang Marching Band

Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017
3 p.m. Harman Hall
, Performing Arts Center

In the first of this season’s series, “Earth and Sky,” the Cal Poly Wind Bands present a concert grounded in works celebrating the lands that decorate our planet and provide sustenance to mankind. Works by Leonard Bernstein, Libby Larsen, Joseph Schwantner and others will be presented.

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. 24, 2018!

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

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Cal Poly Wind Bands' Winter Concert

Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble

Saturday, March 3, 2018
8 p.m. Harman Hall
, Performing Arts Center

Music has the ability to evoke images in the mind and paint with sound. Audiences at this concert will enjoy the lush soundscapes of Brahms symphonies and the pastoral works of Beethoven and Mahler. The music of Percy Grainger, who sought inspiration from folksong, and Igor Stravinsky, who found his expression in pure craft, will also be performed. In this program, the Wind Bands present music in which the horizon is defined from below and above in various forms.

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

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Cal Poly Wind Bands' Spring Concert

Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble

Saturday, June 2, 2018
8 p.m. Harman Hall
, Performing Arts Center

The performing arts are a means by which humanity moves itself beyond the earthly or the mundane. We strive for our highest form of expression through dance, theater and music. The works of Alex Shapiro, Paul Hindemith and David Maslanka have pushed the possibilities of the wind band medium. The Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble will end the season of performances with a program of compositions — familiar and new — that aim to extend our thoughts skyward, toward the future and into our dreams.

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

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