Wind Orchestra Trombone Section


Cal Poly Wind Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Mustang Marching Band

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 8 p.m., Harold J. Miossi Hall
San Luis Obispo Performing Arts Center

Cal Poly Marching Band

A tradition for more than 30 years, Cal Poly’s annual Bandfest concert features all of the wind bands on campus. The concert begins with the Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra in superior performances of both traditional and new literature written for concert band and wind ensembles. The Cal Poly Chamber Winds will be introduced with Gordon Jacob's "Old Wine in New Bottles." Then the powerful Pride of the Pacific Mustang Marching Band fills the concert hall with stunning arrangements performed at football games throughout the fall in Alex G. Spanos Stadium. The concert ends with a spectacular event featuring performers from all the ensembles collaborating on stage together.



Cal Poly Brass, Woodwind, and String Chamber Ensembles

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 8 p.m.
Old Mission Church, San Luis Obispo

Chamber Ensemble

"A Night at the Mission" has become a popular event in our annual concert series. Cal Poly invites you an evening of beautiful music performed by our chamber ensembles in the Old Mission Church. This concert features performances by several groups such as the brass choir, small brass ensembles, trumpet ensemble, brass quintet, clarinet ensemble, saxophone quartets, string ensembles, woodwind quintet, and other mixed chamber groups involving brass, woodwoods, and/or string performers.



Time in Space

Cal Poly Wind Orchestra & Wind Ensemble

Sunday, March 10 - 3 p.m., Harold J. Miossi Hall
San Luis Obispo Performing Arts Center

The musicians of the Cal Poly Wind Bands explore works that invite a consideration of the relationships among the four dimensions. The boundaries of Miossi Hall will be pushed — and pulled! Composers to be featured on the program include Libby Larsen and Joseph Schwantner.



Color of Sound

Cal Poly Wind Orchestra & Wind Ensemble

Sunday, June 9 - 3 p.m., Harold J. Miossi Hall
San Luis Obispo Performing Arts Center

We encounter wave behavior through numerous sensory experiences including sight, touch and aural experiences. Music has been described as the “transfer of energy,” and in live performances, the energy moves in waves from the stage to the audience to excite not only the senses, but also the emotions. The Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble investigate the relationship between spectra of music and visual color through works by James Stephenson and Michael Colgrass.


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We enjoy meeting new students and encourage you to send an email if you have any questions or plan to visit campus. Contact information for directors and all band faculty and staff can be found on our contacts page.