Cal Poly students will perform in person at the university’s “Bandfest Returns!” concert!
The show will feature Cal Poly’s Wind Ensemble, Mustang Marching Band and Wind Orchestra.
The Wind Orchestra will be conducted by Nicholas P. Waldron, Cal Poly’s associate director of bands. Director of Bands Christopher J. Woodruff will conduct the Wind Ensemble. The evening will celebrate the return of sharing the beauty and power of music at Cal Poly.
The Wind Orchestra will open the concert with Brian Balmages’ “That Which Binds Us” and Robert Sheldon’s “Beyond the Higher Skies.” Omar Thomas’ moving adaption of “Shenandoah” for the wind band will be featured on the Wind Orchestra’s set.
The Wind Ensemble will continue with Leonard Bernstein’s “Overture to Candide” and Gustav Holst’s “Suite in E-flat for Military Band.”
The combined Wind Band will finish the first half of program with Karl King’s circus march “The Melody Shop.”
“Our students are excited to be able to be back on campus, and they have a new appreciation for rehearsing together in a space that makes possible music-making that is both sensitive and powerful,” said Woodruff. “To share that renewed energy with our audience in Miossi Hall will be incredibly special!”
Mustang Band will conclude the concert with arrangements the group is performing at this fall’s football games in Spanos Stadium. Along with traditional school songs, the band will perform music by The Beatles, Panic! at the Disco, and several popular artists featured on its “boy bands” show.
Presenter / Producer: Cal Poly Music Department
Music > Classical
Music > Other
Music > Contemporary Classical / New Music
Event Phone: 805-756-4849
Performing Arts Center
1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo CA 93405
Ventura, Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo
Performance Dates: 10/30/2021
$15 and $20 general, $10 students
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