Cal Poly alumni big band to hold reunion concert

The Cal Poly Collegians Alumni Big Band will celebrate its “almost golden” 49-year reunion with a gig from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Madonna Inn Ballroom in San Luis Obispo.

A 20-piece ensemble will play the big band jazz and swing music sounds of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Glen Miller and more. Cal Poly music major and bassist Troy Hanson, a winner of the 2015-16 Cal Poly Collegians’ Jazz Scholarship, will perform.

The alumni band members are Cal Poly graduates from the late 1940s to the early ’60s. Seating is guaranteed only for those who make a reservation and dine in the Madonna Inn’s Steak House. Nondiners who wish to dance or listen are accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. To make dinner reservations, call 805-543-3000.

For information about the performance, email Bob Alberti at rea@yourperfectright.org or call Cal Poly’s music department at 805-756-2406. For information about the band, go to cpcollegiansalumni.com.