Wind Ensemble

The Wind Ensemble is the premier wind band at California Baptist University. Under the direction of Dr. Guy Holliday, the Wind Ensemble performs original and transcribed works from the standard repertoire, inspiring sacred pieces, marches, film music, and newly commissioned works from composers such as David Holsinger, Andrew Boysen, Mark Camphouse, James Stephenson, and Adam Gorb.
The Wind Ensemble consists of approximately 50 members (winds, brass, and percussion) including music majors and other talented musicians who are selected by audition in the fall. Their performance schedule includes annual fall, winter, and spring concerts, the CBU Christmas event, shared concerts with local high school bands, and bi-annual concert tours.
To schedule an audition, please visit our Next Steps page, contact the CBU School of Music office by phone at 951-343-4251, or email us at schoolofmusic@calbaptist.edu.

Dr. Guy Holliday

Conductor, Wind Ensemble
Dr. Guy Holliday currently serves as the Director of Bands in the Collinsworth School of Music at California Baptist University. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Fresno State University, a Master of Music degree in Conducting from Azusa Pacific University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from Claremont Graduate University.

He is the founding conductor of CBU’s Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Lancer Pep Band. He has also conducted the University Choir and Orchestra, Women’s Choir, Chamber Singers, and Choral Union, and was the Music Director for the Theater Department’s productions of Seussical and The 1940s Radio Hour.

Before coming to CBU in 2003, Dr. Holliday taught band and choir in two Southern California public high schools for a total of 13 years. In addition to his role in the School of Music, Dr. Holliday serves as the Worship Director at Calvary Chapel Old Towne in Orange. He is married to Kim, who teaches math at Woodcrest Christian Middle School. Together they have two children, Allison and Justin.

Recent Wind Ensemble Concerts/Appearances

  • December 2, 2020

    Virtual Ensemble Recording
    CBU Campus

  • December 7-8, 2019

    A CBU Christmas
    CBU Campus

  • November 10, 2019

    Magnolia Church
    Riverside, CA

  • October 29, 2019

    CBU Chapel
    California Baptist University
    Riverside, CA

  • April 7, 2019

    Magnolia Church
    Riverside, CA

  • March 3, 2019

    CBU Honor Band
    Ramona High School Performing Arts Center
    Riverside, CA

Interested in booking the Wind Ensemble or another Collinsworth School of Music ensemble?