Oct. 18, 2016

Contact: Michele Abba
805-756-2406; mabba@calpoly.edu

Cal Poly Bands to Celebrate ‘American Masters’ at Bandfest Concert Nov. 13

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Nearly 300 students will perform at Cal Poly’s annual Bandfest at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.

The show, titled “American Masters,” will feature the Cal Poly Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble in an evening of bold and powerful works by living American composers for the modern symphonic band.

The evening will also include the Mustang Marching Band performing high-energy selections for the traditional stadium band.

The concert will begin with the Wind Orchestra performing Brian Balmages’ “Elements,” Eric Whitacre’s “Lux Arumque,” Steve Danyew’s “Magnolia Star” and Robert Sheldon’s “Stormchasers.”

The Wind Ensemble will continue with performances of John Zdechlik’s “Celebrations” Frank Ticheli’s “Rest,” Karel Husa’s “Al Fresno,” selections from Julie Giroux’s “Culloden” and John Williams’ “March of the Resistance” from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

The Mustang Band will conclude the concert with arrangements they are performing at this fall’s football games in Spanos Stadium. Along with traditional favorites, the band will perform music from the great rock bands Rush and Queen as well as selections from the “Star Trek” films and soundtrack scores of John Williams.

Tickets are $12 and $14 for the public and $9 and $12 for students. Prices include all Performing Arts Center fees, and event parking is sponsored by the PAC. Tickets are sold at the Cal Poly Ticket Office between noon and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To order by phone, call SLO-4TIX (756-4849).

A 10 percent discount is given to patrons who buy season tickets to four Music Department events through the Cal Poly Ticket Office; a 15 percent discount is given on tickets to five or more events.

Bandfest is sponsored by Cal Poly’s College of Liberal Arts, Music Department and Instructionally Related Activities program. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406 or visit music.calpoly.edu/calendar/.

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