Costa Mesa H.S. / M.S. 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 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.
CMHS Band events
This Week in Marching Band.....
MONDAY, Oct. 20th: Monday night Marching Band Practice begins @ 6:00pm - 8:30pm @ Jim Scott Stadium.
Be sure to wear appropriate shoes / Clothes (color guard) for practice on the field. EVERYONE MUST ATTEND !!! BAND – WEAR YOUR WHITE FIELD SHOW T-SHIRT. We seriously will NOT be competitive if we continue with all of the “holes” from missing people. Now is the time to get it together. Your grades will be affected as well as we are a performance based class.
Reminder: 0 periods start @ 6:45am. This week are as follows:
Band: Monday, Thursday, Friday
Color Guard: Wednesday (7:00am start), Thursday, Friday
TUESDAY, Oct. 22nd : Jazz Band - 5:30 – 7:00pm
The man from the Veteran’s Day gig will be here, so I need you all to be on time. The Gala is Saturday as well, so we will need to add one more time. We will discuss this week.
THURSDAY, October 23rd : AWAY FOOTBALL GAME vs. Godinez H.S.
(meet @ 5pm in black box theater - we need to leave to go over by 5:30pm.)
The game is at Jim Scott Stadium, but we are the away team and will be on the away side. We are going
to do some kind of pep rally outside the stadium before the game and then march into the stadium. Wear Black Band Shirts and long blue jeans. We will not play at half time, so you can bring money for snacks. We need MUSTANG SPIRIT !
SATURDAY, October 25th: Grand Opening of the CMHS Performing Arts Center and Masquerade GALA
12:30pm – Jazz Band arrives & sets up for GALA
2;30pm – Marching Band arrives & gets dressed in uniform, warm-up, tune, pictures, etc.
4:00pm – Dress rehearsal of performance w/choir
5:00pm – Clean up room and wait in seats for event to begin
5:30pm – Marching Band performs for Opening of the Performing Arts Center
6:30pm – Jazz Band performs at GALA @ OCC
Marching Band - Make sure you have a white T-shirt, black socks for uniforms
Jazz Band – Make sure you have black dress pants, black dress shoes, white dress shirt, long ties (boys)
Volunteer to wash uniforms !
Sign up to help with our South Coast Invitational Marching Band Tournament
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)