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
Sign Up to help with our South Coast Invitational Marching Band Tournament - November 5th
This Week in Marching Band.....
MONDAY, Oct. 27th: Monday night Marching Band Practice begins @ 6:00pm - 8:30pm @ Jim Scott Stadium.
We are finishing our show so we can perform it at our last home football game Friday and the competition on Saturday. 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.. The Quarter ends soon and your grades will definitely be affected by missed rehearsals & events 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
FRIDAY, October 31st: HOME FOOTBALL GAME vs. Saddleback H.S. & Senior Night
This is our last home game & we will be performing our field show at half time. Yes, it is also Halloween. Understand that I am not the person who makes the football schedule. It is a required event on our schedule.
We will make our own fun!
(meet @ 5pm in black box theater - we need to leave to go over by 5:30pm.)
The game is at Jim Scott Stadium and we will perform our pregame show before the game and our field show at half time, so make sure you have all our music, equipment, etc. Band - you will need a white T-shirt and black socks for Friday & Saturday, so please prepare ahead of time !
This is also Senior Night, but I have not gotten any information about it yet. In the past Seniors and families met over at the stadium about 5pm for pictures.
SATURDAY, November 1st: ORANGE COAST INVITATIONAL Marching Band Tournament @
Huntington Beach High School, hosted by Edison H.S.
Secret Buddies start today, so don’t forget yours !
Band – you must have BLACK SOCKS and a WHITE T-SHIRT to go under your uniform.
1:00pm – meet @ CMHS – short practice
2:30pm – use the restroom, get dressed, load equipment on trailer, load busses
3:15pm – leave for Huntington Beach H.S.
3:30pm – arrive @ HBHS, unload trailer, get plumes, etc.
4:00pm – go to warm-up area, final tuning, etc.
5:00pm – pre-stage
5:15pm – Peform !
6:30pm – Awards
7:30pm – Return to CMHS
Everyone needs to help unload and turn in their uniforms, making sure all items are in the bag (including
gloves!) Please be responsible and do not make others do your work.
SUNDAY, November 2nd: We are going to see Pippin ! See Attachment – Form Due by Wednesday, Oct.29th
We are very excited to have tickets to the Broadway touring production of “Pippin”, the musical at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. Although the tour extends to Costa Mesa after Hollywood, this date was the perfect timing for us to get inspired for our own field show. As it turns out the L.A. Cast is a bit different than the Costa Mesa Cast. We are lucky to see the original Pippin who starred on Braodway as well as Berta, who won the Tony award for her performance. It should be a great evening and then you will “get the day off” on Monday as it is teacher inservice day.
*YES, we will still have Monday night practice on November 3rd !
4;00pm – Meet @ CMHS “Band Room”. Dress nicely please. You may bring $ for refreshments or souvenirs.
4:30pm – Leave for the Pantages Theater
6:30pm – “Pippin”
10:00pm – arrive back to CMHS – have rides ready
Jazz Band – TBD – We still have to get ready for the Veteran’s Day performance on November 11th.
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)