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Cal Poly Wind Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Mustang Marching Band

Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 7:30 p.m., Harold Miossi Hall

The Cal Poly Bands take to the stage with a powerful program of music to celebrate the strength of our musical community. The sound and resilience of band students will be celebrated with some of the finest music written for the medium.

The powerful Pride of the Pacific Mustang Marching Band will make an appearance and fill the hall with dazzling arrangements performed at football games throughout the fall in Spanos Stadium.

The bands will be joined by guest artists Boston Brass. For 35 years, Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience. Performing exciting classical arrangements to burning jazz standards, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment captivating all ages.

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In recognition of Veterans Day, the program will include selections honoring military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Other featured works on the program will include

  • Katahj Copley, Serenade
  • Rossano Galante, Cry of the Last Unicorn
  • Benjamin Yeo, City of Dreams
  • John Philip Sousa, Stars and Stripes Forever

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Cal Poly Band and Orchestra Festival Finale

Friday, March 15 - 7:30 p.m., Harold Miossi Hall

Cal Poly Bands celebrate music education and close a full day of school band and orchestra performances with an evening exhibition performance by the Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Featured works include

  • Percy Grainger, Lincolnshire Posy
  • Nicole Piunno, Sunflower Studies
  • JaRod Hall, Brigid's Cross


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All Hail, Green and Gold!

Cal Poly Wind Orchestra, Wind Ensemble & Alumni Concert Band

Sunday, June 2 - 3:00 p.m., Harold Miossi Hall

The Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble present a program that includes the return of over 70 of our Cal Poly alumni musicians. First assembled in 2016, the Alumni Symphonic Band is comprised of Cal Poly students spanning the decades.

Alumni interested in participating in the Saturday rehearsal and Sunday performance should complete this form!

Works programmed for this concert will include

  • David Maslanka, A Child's Garden of Dreams
  • Frank Ticheli, Blue Shades


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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.