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Virtual Event

Cal Poly Bandfest

*The event link and password will be emailed the morning of the event.*

Nearly 300 Cal Poly students will virtually present the annual Bandfest concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15.

Cal Poly’s Wind Ensemble, Mustang Marching Band and Wind Orchestra will perform works ranging from the sublime to the evocative. Bandfest will begin with the Wind Orchestra’s performance of Julie Giroux’s “One Life Beautiful” and John Philip Sousa’s “Hands Across the Sea.” The Wind Ensemble will continue with Jennifer Jolley's “Lichtweg” and Richard Strauss’ “Serenade for Winds,” Op. 7.

The Mustang Band will conclude the concert with Cal Poly school songs and other examples of work they have been rehearsing this quarter.
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.

“Fall quarter has brought significant challenges to how we normally operate,” Woodruff said. “Our students and faculty have moved mountains to meet those challenges — not only with social distancing and extra personal protective equipment — but with a sincere eagerness to make music and share it with one another.” 

The event is sponsored by Cal Poly’s Music Department, College of Liberal Arts and Instructionally Related Activities program. 

Donate to Cal Poly Wind Bands and Cal Poly Mustang Band 


Presented by Cal Poly Music Department


Virtual Event


~ 60 mins




All Ages

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