The reason for this band's creation is to help boost the school spirit among Cal Poly Pomona Students. We do our best to play at every home basketball game, some of the away games, and some of the other sports and activities around campus. We maintain good musicianship, but our prime directive is to keep learning new music, to push ourselves every bit possible, and to just have fun.
Omar Arellano is a fourth year chemical engineering major, who has always had a love for music. He began playing clarinet at the age of 9 and has continued to do so with a hunger to learn more and more each day. He has previously been a Drum Major at Summit High School in Fontana, California and is currently a Visual Instructor for the marching band as well. His position as a Visual Instructor has helped him see a potential within everyone to let out their inner creativity. In his tenure with the Bronco Pep Band, Omar has been an Assistant Director and a high wind section leader and strives to showcase the Pep Band’s musical talents. At CPP, he is still heavily involved with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band and has been grateful to play under the guidance of guest conductor Frank Tichelli in his time with the ensembles. He is also a member of the Nu Sigma chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at Cal Poly Pomona.
If you would like to read about our previous directors, please see our list of previous directors.