Cal Poly Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble

The Cal Poly Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra

With CD recordings and international tours, Cal Poly's Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra have established a wide reputation for musical excellence and often receive invitations to perform at music festivals and conventions in both the U.S. and abroad. The bands toured Europe performing throughout the British Isles and Ireland in 2013 as well as in Budapest, Munich,Prague, Salzburg, and Vienna in 2006. The ensembles have also performed in the Sydney Opera House in Australia, Beethoven Hall in Tokyo, Japan, the Michael Fowler Centre in New Zealand; and in the U.S. at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, Calif. , and the Sydney Town Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York City. In 2010, the Wind Ensemble performed in the Walt Disney Concert Hall as a part of the Los Angeles International Music Festival.

The Wind Ensemble has performed at the Western Division conferences of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) and conferences hosted by the California Music Educators Association conference. The ensemble’s first performance for the American Bandmasters Association (ABA) was in 1991, on the campus of Arizona State University. In 1997, the group again performed for the ABA Conference held in San Diego and then once again here in San Luis Obispo in 2007. The Wind Ensemble most recently performed for ABA in 2016 when Cal Poly once again served as host.

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All prospective and current Cal Poly students interested in joining the Wind Ensemble or Wind Orchestra should fill out our Online Interest Form.

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.