CMHS / CMMS Instrumental Music
The Costa Mesa High School Instrumental Music Department is made up of Beginning Band, Intermediate Band, Advanced Band, Marching Band, Color Guard, Jazz Band, Drum Line, Strings and Small Ensemble student groups ranging from 7th to 12th grade. The goal of the program is to provide a quality program for each level that uses the state music education standards and performing opportunities to enhance each student's experience.
Marching Band: Band Camp begins Monday, August 22nd - Wednesday, August 31st !
CMHS 2016 Marching Band Leadership:
Color Guard Captains: Naomi & Esperanza
Drum Majors: Marissa & Zaid
Coin Wars Competition Was Good For Everyone
It was another exciting year of COIN WARS at band camp all week. Strategies of how much money to put in the various section jars & when, and who to sabotage varied from section to section. In the end the Clarinet/Flute Section prevailed with the highest total! Great job to all of the sections. Special thanks to Yvette Calendar for organizing & implementing this fundraiser ! Monies raised will go back to social events for the Marching Band !
CMHS Band events
THIS WEEK IN BAND......
Friday, Sept. 2nd: First Home Football Game vs. Santiago H.S. @ CMHS MUSTANG FIELD! Meet at 5:00pm @ band room. Band - wear white t-shirts & black socks. Color Guard – see captains for what to wear. We will be performing our Pre-game show and something at half time (tbd). We should be done about 9:30pm, march back to the band room and put equipment and uniforms away (neatly). Have rides ready please as Mrs. G. doesn’t really like staying here ‘til midnight !
Sunday, Sept. 4th: Disneyland Half Marathon. Meet @ CMHS band room at 3:45am. (set your alarm clocks) Uniforms (no shakos), an energetic performance and lots of positive cheering !
Tuesday, Sept. 6th (Tuesday): 1st Day of School ! No 0 period that day & we will stay inside for 1st period. We will take care of any unfinished business and hopefully play a bit as well.
Friday, Sept. 9th (Friday): Away football game vs. La Puente H.S. meet @ 5pm in band tshirts/jeans.
Monday, Sept. 12th : Monday night Marching Band practice begins. 6:00 - 8:30pm @ CMHS. Band room will open @ 5:45pm.
Wednesday, Sept. 14th: Band Parent Meeting - 6:30pm in the CMHS band room. We are “off and running” with the marching season and we need lots of parent support !We will go over the schudule & needs, talking about UCLA Band Day and planning for our South Coast Invitational Marching Band Tournament. We need your ideas, talents and enthusiasm !
DRUM LINE WINS AMERICAN DRUMLINE ASSOCIATION 2016 CHAMPIONSHIPS !!!
Mesa Students Shine at the Van Guard Unversity Small Ensemble Festival
Great work by all who participated in this year's small ensemble festival. SUPERIOR ratings went to the String Ensemble, Brass Trio & Flute/Clarinet Duet. EXCELLENT ratings went to the Percussion Ensemble, Mixed Combo, Clarinet Trio & Flute/Clarinet Trio.
Congratulations to all!
Congrat to Color Guard on a GREAT Season !
Congrats to our 2016 CMHS Color Guard team who placed first at every regional show this season. They competed and placed 1st on Friday, April 1st (no fooling) @ the Canyon H.S. Show, Sunday, April 3rd @ the Mayfair H.S. Show, March 19th @ the Valencia H.S. Show, March 13th @ the Costa Mesa H.S. Show and February 28th @ the Huntington Beach H.S. Show. Thanks to all for your hard work & dedication!
2016 Band Trip to New Orleans
Fun Times for Campbell, Alondra, Christopher and Christine Performing with the Disneyland Band !
Congratulations on a great 2015 Marching Band Season
2015 CMHS Marching Band Student Leaders Get a "Jump Start" at Camp
Emma, Kendall, Ethan, Christopher & Bryan (along with Marissa and Esperanza) attended the California Leadership Academy camp this past July at Chapman University to better equip themselves for their leadership positions. They all said they learned a lot and were very excited to begin our 2015 -2016 CMHS Band Program !
MESA Jazz I gets feedback from Adjudicators at the 1st Annual MESA Jazz Festival
Volunteer to wash uniforms !
BOX TOP FUNDRAISER for all CMHS Band & Color Guard Members!
We are continuing the Box Top Fundraiser and are asking everyone to bring in their box tops and deposit them in the Box Top Box in the front of Mrs. Gilboe's office in the band room. What an easy fundraiser for the band to earn money! Thanks to Mrs. Collier for running it. Now Everyone BRING IN YOUR BOX TOPS !!!!
PARENTS/ VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
How Can I Help ??? CONTRIBUTIONS !!!
The CMHS/MS Band Program cannot exist without parent contributions. Here are some of the ways in which YOU can contribute:
1. Donate money to the program. (ex. an instrument averages over $300 per instrument)
2. Donate your talents. (ex. welder, seamstress, business connections, fundraising ideas, etc.)
3. Help at events. (ex. chaperone an event, take donations at concerts, help with concessions, work tournaments)
4. Support your student! (ex. come to the concerts/events and support your students and the program)