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.
Drumline goes into champs with three 1st Place wins for the "Drummin' Up Business" show !
Color Guard had a great 2017 competition season with their "Farmer Bob & the Hot Chicks" show !
CMHS Band events
THIS WEEK IN BAND.....4-24-2017
0 PERIODS THIS WEEK:
Monday: Drumline, Color Guard, Jazz II – set up in gym for rally (don’t forget performance clothes ! )
Tuesday: Jazz Band I (in theater), Drumline (6-9pm)
Thursday: Drumline (6-9pm)
Friday: Small Ensembles, *possible Drumline (tbd if we can’t get large gym Tues/Thurs)
Wednesday, April 26th – BRAVO CONCERT, 7pm CMPAC
(Advanced Band, Intermediate Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band I)
Saturday, April 22nd – ADLA Drumline Championships @ Long Beach City College
(Performance time tbd)
Saturday, May 6th – Coronado Jazz Festival (Both Jazz Bands)
Wednesday, May 10th - Parent meeting (6:30pm - 8pm)
Saturday, May 13th – MESA Jazz Festival @ CMHS (Both Jazz Bands & we host)
Saturday, May 20th – Color Guard Sharp Student Choreography Competition @ Woodbridge H.S.
Saturday, May 20th - *New event – Jazz Band performance @ private party
CMHS INSTRUMENTALISTS PERFORM WONDERFULLY AT VANGUARD SMALL ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL
Congrats to all of the CMHS Small Ensemble members who did a great job at the Vanguard Small Ensemble Festival. Pictured: Ethan Gay, Emma Erskine, Han Nguyen, Brian Vuong (percussion quartet)
Check out the CMHS Color Guard's 2017 Show
Color Guard earns 2nd place at their first competition for 2017 & then garners 3rd/4th in upper division
Winterguard season has begun and Costa Mesa's color guard is ready ! They did an awesome job on their first time out this season on Saturday, Feb. 26th at the Orange Invitational. Coach, Rhonda Choat was very pleased with their performance, as were the judges who awarded them 1st place ! The judges were also very impressed and "bumped" the team up to a more difficult division. They have been moving up the ranks and received 3rd place at the Valencia show on April 1st and 4th at the Mayfair show on April 2nd. Keep it up !
MESA performs with Disneyland Band @ Segerstrom Concert Hall
Nancy Le, Anna To, Zaid Batarseh & Terry Cowley performed at the Henry & Renee Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, with the Disneyland Band on Tuesday, January 24th. The performance was part of the Philharmonic Society's program for area 2nd graders. Great Job !
Color Guard gets into the Christmas Spirit !
The color guard brought joy to a holiday event at CBI in Tustin with their performance and help! They are definitely on Santa's "Nice List" !
THANK YOU FOR A GREAT SEASON !
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 !
2016 Band Trip to New Orleans
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)