Wind Ensemble Trombone Section

2016-2017 Performance Calendar

BANDFEST 2016!

"American Masters"

Cal Poly Wind Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Mustang Marching Band

Sunday, November 13 - 3 p.m., Harman Hall
San Luis Obispo Performing Arts Center

Cal Poly Marching Band

It was not until the 20th century that citizens of the United States of America began to have a significant impact upon the world of art music. Composers Charles Ives and Percy Grainger, conductors Michael Tilson Thomas and Leonard Bernstein, as well as performers Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Van Cliburn have made a clear mark upon the history of Classical Music. Tonight, the Wind Ensemble and the Wind Orchestra pay tribute to these and other American masters. Then, experience something that is uniquely American as the powerful “Pride of the Pacific” Mustang Marching Band fills the hall with dazzling arrangements performed throughout the fall in Spanos Stadium.

 


A NIGHT AT THE MISSION

Cal Poly Brass, Woodwind, and String Chamber Ensembles

Friday, February 10 - 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, flute quartet, saxophone quartet, string quartet, woodwind quintet, and other mixed chamber groups involving brass, woodwoods, and/or string performers.

 


WINTER CONCERT

"Music for the Moment"

Cal Poly Wind Orchestra & Wind Ensemble

Friday, March 17 - 8 p.m., Harman Hall
San Luis Obispo Performing Arts Center

Music is perhaps the most powerful method by which a moment in time can be expressed. Great composers have used their gifts to frame a person, place, or event in a way that can forever portray the emotions of those who experienced them. It is sure to be night to remember as the Cal Poly wind bands set the stage for an exciting concert featuring some of the most powerful musical "moments" ever written.

 


POLYRHYTHMICS

Cal Poly Percussion Ensemble

Tuesday, May 16 - 7:30 p.m.
Pavilion (San Luis Obispo Performing Arts Center)

The Cal Poly Music Department will present an evening of percussion ensemble music at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, in the Pavilion of the San Luis Obispo Performing Arts Center. This recital features a wide array of familiar and exotic percussion instruments and promises to deliver an evening of impassioned and exhilarating performances. The music features elements of fiery rhythmic passion, and gentle harmonic meditation.

 


AN EVENING OF WOODWIND AND STRING CHAMBER MUSIC

Cal Poly Woodwind and String Ensembles

Friday, May 19 - 7:30 p.m.
United Methodist Church, San Luis Obispo

The Cal Poly Music Department will present an evening of woodwind and string chamber music at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 19, at the San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church. Featuring several Cal Poly music ensembles, students will perform a variety of traditional and contemporary repertoire for woodwind and string instruments. Included in the concert will be performances by groups such as woodwind quintet, saxophone quartet, flute quartet, string quartet, and clarinet ensemble.

 


ALL THAT BRASS

Cal Poly Brass Ensembles

Tuesday, May 23 - 7:30 p.m.
United Methodist Church, San Luis Obispo

The Cal Poly Music Department will present an evening of brass chamber music at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at the San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church. Featuring several Cal Poly music ensembles, students will perform a variety of traditional and contemporary repertoire for brass instruments. Included in the concert will be performances by groups such as trumpet ensemble, horn choir, brass choir, brass quintets, trombone quartet, tuba/euphonium quartet, and trombone choir.

 


SPRING CONCERT

"Winds of Change: Music of the 21st Century"

Cal Poly Wind Orchestra & Wind Ensemble

Saturday, June 3 - 8 p.m., Harman Hall
San Luis Obispo Performing Arts Center

The wind band is somewhat unique in how its performers and directors tend to adore and gravitate towards "new" music. From those early ensembles, such as the Sousa Band or the Goldman Band, through the era of the Eastman Wind Ensemble and the Tokyo Kosai Wind Orchestra, wind bands have consistently championed contemporary music. We continue that wonderful tradition with a program that features works written in the 21st century. Exciting, bold, romantic, traditional, heart-warming, pleasant and intense are just a few of the words that could be used to describe this incredible concert.

 

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