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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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Jazz Bands Get Superior Ratings at Coronado Jazz Festival

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Terry & Asaph earn Outstanding Soloists @ Coronado

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Drum Line earns 2nd Place at Championships

A proud drum line wears their 2nd place medals after the ADLA Championships Finals on April 18th in Riverside.  Congratulations to all ! 

Drum Line jumps for joy over their 2nd place win !


Parents use their magic to create a shirt for drum line !


Thanks for driving the equipment Jorge !

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Drum Line Season Begins with "SHAPES"

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Color Guard Captures First Place !

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The Color Guard put on an awesome performance on Saturday, February 21st at HBHS for the WGASC competition, earning them 1st Place!  Way to go everyone! 

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H.S. Clarinet Quartet

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The High School Clarinet Quartet was asked to perform for the Van Guard University Small Ensemble recital on Thursday, February 26th.  Tatsuki Kamba, Nicole Mai, Noemi Valencia & Emily Dominguez made up the quartet.  Congratulations to all students who participated in the Small Ensemble Festival.  You all did a great job and represented our school well ! 

Excited to add the New Members of Jazz Band 2 !

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Cotton Candy Fundraiser

Zaid, Noemi and Carolina have been working hard earning money for the band's social events by selling cotton candy & popcorn at various community events. 


The Brass Group shows their holiday spirit playing at the CMHS Family Arts Night


The 2014 CMHS Marching Band shows off their fantastic new uniforms !

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Gustavo & Terry @ Tuba Christmas in HB !

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Meet the Band Booster Board !


President:  Dena Fisher

Band Vice President:  Jill Cavanaugh

Color Guard Vice President:  Mary Tran

Treasurer:  Ally Castro

Secretary:  Jesse Castro


No news posted


Please turn in the following forms ASAP:

Contract Form (you & parents have read class expectations/handbook)

Registration Form (home information)

Emergency Form (good for band events all year)

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Marching Band does an awesome job at the Disneyland 1/2 Marathon

The Marching Band met at 3:45am on Sunday, August 31st and loaded up the busses for the Disneyland 1/2 Marathon in Anaheim.  The group did an awesome job playing pep tunes and cheering for all of the racers.  The Disney representative had great things to say about our group's performance and spirit !  Special thanks to the alumni who came out and played with us, along with the parents who chaperoned, passed out water, hauled gear and cheered as well!  Great job everyone - Mickey would be proud ! 

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2014-15 CMHS Band & Color Guard Officers

Drum Majors: Ashley Beall, Christopher Hutchinson

Color Guard Captain:   Maggie Hernandez

Color Guard Co-Captain:  Alma Carrilo

President: Jocelin Bautista & August Ackerstrom

Vice Presidents: Nancy Le

Brass Captains: Jesus Flores, Casey Campbell

Woodwind Captains:  Tatsuki Kamba, Scott Collier

Percussion Captain: Alain Rios

Librarians:  Emily Dominguez, Noemi Valencia, Jocelin Bautista

Uniform Chair:  Zaid Batarsah, Co-chair Diego Vidrio

Quarter Master: Cristian Soriano

Historians: Cole Jackson, Carlos Guittierez

Social Committee: Alondra Chavez, Noemi Valencia,

Officer at large: Marissa Castro, 


 Emergency Form, Contract, Registration Form



Please turn in the following:

Emergency Form

Registration Form


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.

Get Ready for Cirque Du Mesa !

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This Week in Band......



Don't Forget Band Camp Starts August 24th for Marching Band !


CMHS Band events

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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 ! 

Middle School Bands Bumpin' Around after performing @ Knotts Community Talent Showcase


Color Guard Captures Gold !

Big Congratulations to the Color Guard who earned 1st Place in the WGASC Championships Finals on Saturday, April 25th at Segerstrom H.S.  with a fantastic performance !  Great job to coach Rhonda Choat, instructor Tara Choat, captains Maggie Hernandez & Alma Carrillo and the entire Color Guard Team!  

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Color Guard Captures First Place !

Color Guard's "Hotsy Totsy" competition show is going awesome!  The team earned 1st place at the April 11th show @ Savanna H.S. with a score of 91.19 and 1st place at the April 17th show @ Woodbridge H.S. with a 92.45.  Awesome !!!


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8th Grade Percussion Quartet gets a Superior at Festival

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Ethan Gay, Brian Vuong, Han Nguyen and Emma Erskine perform at the Van Guard University Small Ensemble Recital after earning a Superior rating at the event.  

Jazz Band Awarded $2,000 from the American Legion

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The Jazz Band I performed on Saturday, February 14th at the American Legion for their annual Sweetheart Ball.  They put on an awesome performance and were awarded $2,000 from the American Legion's Scholarship Fund.  

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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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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

24th (Saturday):  Possible tournament (will discuss)

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 (Tuesday):  Holiday Assemblies @ CMHS Performing Arts Center (during school)

TBD:  Family Arts Night (time tbd) @ CMHS Art Rooms


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

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

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

15th, 16th (Tues./Wed.):  CMHS Jazz Cabaret @ CMHS Black box theater

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

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

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16th (Saturday):  ADLA

23rd (Saturday):  ADLA Semi-Finals

                    Fullerton Jazz Festival

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

30th (Saturday):  ADLA Finals

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

tbd:  Solo & Ensemble Festival @ Van Guard University

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

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

10th (Friday):  Band Banquet, tba

23rd  (Thursday):  Senior Graduation, tba




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