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MESA "represented" at the HB 4th of July Parade !

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Drummers "got the beat" at Balboa Parade


Esperanza & Ziyah perform at the CM Memory Center

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The Color Guard gave back to the community when they performed for the Costa Mesa Memory Center's BBQ lunch that honored local police and fire fighters.  


1st Annual MESA Jazz Festival is a success !

May 7th marked the 1st Annual MESA Jazz Festival @ CMHS. The event went great thanks to the parent & student help, the wonderful adjudicators and of course the Jazz Bands who participated.  Thanks so much to all for making this first year so successful! 

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MESA Shines at District Band Festival

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The Bovaird Brothers rated superior on their Brass Trio

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Zaid & Jean-Paul scored superior on their duet

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The Good Times Rolled on our trip to New Orleans

The Costa Mesa & Huntington Beach Band students and parents had a great trip to New Orleans this spring!  We certainly got to embrace all of the sights, sounds and tastes of "The Big Easy"!  So much history and culture in New Orleans to take in, from The French Quarter to a Plantation, from Preservation Hall to a swamp on the bayou, from the mighty Mississippi on a steamboat to the incredible array of Jazz Music the city is known for. 

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District String Festival

Mesa had a great showing at the District String Festival @ Corona del Mar H.S. on Tuesday, March 29th.  Our 44 musicians were well prepared and did a great job performing their selections.  So proud of our students on our first time at this festival ! 


Great Job on BRAVO Concert !

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Thanks to everyone for your hard work at our BRAVO concert, March 24th!  

Bravo, Bravo, Bravo


Great Job @ Jazz Cabaret !

Congrats on a great job to Jazz Band I & II members at the Jazz Cabaret performances.  Thanks to the parents who organized the food & decor and the band members who acted as hosts for the event.  

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Shrek Pit Orchestra

Great job to the pit orchestra who worked hard & did an awesome job on Shrek the musical ! 


Han, Gustavo & Ethan represent CMHS well in the Chapman University H.S. Honor Band

Congrats to Han, Gustavo & Ethan who spent Saturday, Feb. 28th as a part of the Chapman University H.S. Honor Band.  The boys participated in master classes, rehearsals and an final performance with other honor students from all over Southern California.  The concert was exceptional and the boys represented CMHS with pride!  Awesome job guys!

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Having Fun performing with the Disneyland Band !


Christopher, Alondra, Campbell & Christine performed with Mickey Mouse and the Disneyland Band for 1,000+ 2nd Graders on Feb. 19th @ Mariners Church in Irvine.  


Teresa, Luis & Christian give a standing ovation

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Students Enjoying The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Costa Mesa instrumental music students had the opportunity to go see the London based "Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" perform at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Performing Arts Center through the O.C. Philharmonic's Tix-for-Teens program.  They all thoroughly enjoyed the all Mozart Concert which featured a violin concerto, piano concerto and Mozart's famous 40th Symphony.

Topher & Spencer at intermission


Caroling, Caroling !


Tuba Quartet Carols for the Holidays

Topher, Andrew, Gustavo & Terry perform for the CMHS Foundation & OCMA


Gustavo & Terry perform at HB's 2015 Tuba Christmas !


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Cole Jackson plays for Art Gallery Event @ SOCO


Spooktacular Strings

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Marching Band Enjoys Cirque du Soleil's "Kurios"

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CMHS Plays at Segerstrom Center's Jazz Weekend !

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MARCHING BAND plays in front of 67,000 fans @ the UCLA Game


Diana & Ruth with our UCLA Guide


Cole & the UCLA Cheerleaders


Esperanza cheers on the team with the UCLA Yell Leader


Drum Coach - Alex Bostelman


Marching Coach - Chris Henrriquez


Meet Our Coaches

Strings:  Patty Awaa

Color Guard:  Rhonda Choat

Drums:  Alex Bostelman, Brett Herman

Marching:  Chris Henrriquez

Brass:  Michael Rushman



Thanks For Volunteering this Summer !

A Huge Thanks to all of the families who volunteered at our Fireworks Booth and the Fair Parking Days.  You are awesome and are what makes our program work !  BRAVO

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Sandra Gilboe

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.

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Thanks to all who volunteered & purchased at our Fireworks Booths !

CMHS Band events

This Week in Band:

Wacky Wednesdays Summer Practices: June 29th, July 6th & 27th, August 10th & 17th



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!

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2016 Band Trip to New Orleans

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Fun Times for Campbell, Alondra, Christopher and Christine Performing with the Disneyland Band !


Congratulations on a great 2015 Marching Band Season


Meet Our String Coach Patty Awaa


2015-16 CMHS Band & Color Guard Officers

Drum Majors: Christopher Hutchinson, Marissa Castro

Color Guard Captains:  Ziyah Jordan, Esperanza Hart

President: Nancy Le

High Brass Captains: Kendall Kutz, Estevan Bahena

Low Brass Captians:  Casey Campbell, Gustavo Ruiz

Woodwind Captains:  Zaid Batarsah, Noemi Valencia

Percussion Captains:  Hannah Filner, Emma Erskine

Librarians:  Scott Collier, Pearson Irving, Emily Dominguez

Equipment:  Liz Ruiz, Bryan Segovia

Uniform Chair:  Emma Erskine

Quarter Master: Cole Jackson

Historians: Carlos Guittierez, Carolina Garza

Social Committee: Alondra Chavez

Officer at large: Betsey Avila, Ethan Gay, Diego Viddrio

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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 ! 

2015-16 Booster Board

President:  Dena Fisher

Band Vice President:  Jill Cavanaugh

Color Guard Vice President:  Mary Tran

Treasurer:  Ally Castro

Secretary:  Jesse Castro


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 !!!!


Parent 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)

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Sandra Gilboe Locker

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2015-16 Calendar


6th (Thursday):  DCI Big, Loud & Live (Irvine Spectrum or Bella Terra)

         Watch the Drum Corp International Quarter Finals on the big screen !

24th-Sept.1st:  Band Camp (see separate schedule)


4th (Friday):  Away Football Game vs. Santiago H.S. @ Garden Grove Stadium

      Meet @ CMHS Band room @5pm. band Tshirts & jeans.

6th (Sunday): Disneyland Half Marathon  (Call time is 3:45am !)

8th  (Tuesday):  1ST DAY OF SCHOOL (woo hoo – the start of an AWESOME year!)

10th (Thursday):  Home Football Game vs. Katella @ Jim Scott Stadium

18th (Friday): Away Football Game vs. Los Amigos @ Bolsa Grande Stadium

19th (Saturday):  UCLA Band Day @ Rosebowl  (UCLA vs. Brigham Young University)

26th (Saturday):  Away Football Game vs. Savanna @ Glover Stadium


1st   (Thursday):  Club Rush @ lunch

2nd   (Friday):  Club Rush @ lunch

3rd  (Saturday):  Practice Day (Getting ready for Competition Season)

9th (Friday):  Away Football Game vs. Laguna Beach @ Laguna Beach H.S.

16th (Friday):  Battle of the Bell Football Game vs. Estancia @ Jim Scott Stadium

                     We are HOME this year ! 

17th (Saturday):  SCJA Marching Band Tournament @ Newport Harbor H.S.

20th (Tuesday):  Marching Band “field trip” to Cirque du Soleil  @ Fairgrounds

23rd (Friday):  Homecoming Football Game vs. Godinez @ Jim Scott Stadium

29th (Thursday):  Away Football Game vs. Saddleback @ Santa Ana Valley

31st (Saturday): SCJA Marching Band Tournament @ HBHS (Edison Host) Day Tournie


4th (Wednesday): We Host SCJA Marching Band Tournament “South Coast Invitational”

@ Jim Scott Stadium (after school – 10pm)

6th  (Friday):  Home Football Game vs. Calvary Chapel @ Jim Scott Stadium (Senior Night)

7th (Saturday):  SCJA Marching Band Tournament @ San Clemente H.S.

10th (Tuesday):  SCSBOA Marching Band Tournament @ Westminster H.S.

14th (Saturday):  SCJA Semi Finals @ Capo Valley H.S.

22nd  (Saturday):  SCJA Championships @ HBHS (TBD)


11th (Friday):  Santa’s Village @ Lunch

14th (Monday):  “Sounds of the Season” Holiday Band Concert @ CMHS Performing Arts Center

15th /16th (Tuesday/Wednesday):  Holiday Assemblies @ CMHS Performing Arts Center (during school)


13th  (Wednesday):  Basketball vs. Laguna Beach @ 7pm

15th (Friday):  Basketball vs. Estancia @ 7pm

20th (Wednesday):  Tix for Teens - "Royal Philharmonic" concert @ Segerstrom

29th (Friday):  Basketball vs. Calvary Chapel @ 7pm


9th (Tuesday):  Basketball vs. Godinez @ 7pm

11th (Thursday):  Basketball vs. Saddleback @ 7pm 

13th (Saturday):  Winter Guard classification show @ Woodbridge H.S.

27th (Saturday):  Winter Guard OC Invitational @ Huntington Beach H.S.

27th (Saturday):  Chapman Honor Band (tba)


4th, 5th, 6th:  CMHS presents “Shrek, the Musical”

11th, 12th, 13th:  CMHS presents “Shrek the Musical”

12th (Saturday):  Drum Line competition @ Marina H.S. 

13th (Sunday):  We host WGASC Color Guard Competition @ CMHS Gym

15th, 16th (Tues./Wed.):  CMHS Jazz Cabaret @ CMHS Theater

​19th (Saturday):  Winter Guard competition @ Valencia H.S.

24th (Thursday):  BRAVO Formal Band Concert, 7pm CMHS Performing Arts Center

29th (Tuesday): District String Festival @ CdM

31st – April 4th :  Trip to “The Big Easy” NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana


1st (Friday):  Winter Guard competition @ Canyon H.S.

3rd (Sunday):  Winter Guard competition @ Mayfair H.S.

9th (Saturday):  Drum Line competition @ Ramona H.S., Riverside

15th (Friday):  Small Ensemble Festival @ Van Guard University

16th (Saturday):  Winter Guard Championships

17th (Sunday):  Drum Line competition @ Westminster H.S.

23rd (Saturday):  ADLA Semi-Finals

                    Fullerton Jazz Festival

20th (Wednesday):  District Band Festival @ CMHS Gym

30th (Saturday):  ADLA Finals


7th (Saturday):  MESA Jazz Festival @ CMHS Performing Arts Center


1st (Wednesday):  Jazz Band I performs at NMUSD Visual Arts Showcase @ O.C.C.

7th  (Tuesday):  Band Pops Showcase, 7pm CMHS Performing Arts Center

9th (Thursday):  Middle School Musicians Concert, 7pm CMHS Theater

10th (Friday):  Band Banquet, tba

17th(Friday):  Middle School Knotts Berry Farm Community Talent Showcase

20th(Monday):  Jazz I plays @ Senior Dinner

23rd  (Thursday):  Senior Graduation, tba