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This Week's "CAUGHT in the ACT"
The Marching Band Percussion Section!

Our awesome percussion section is this week's "Caught in the Act".  Whether the battery or the pit - this year's group has put in the extra work and it has really paid off.  They have arranged extra sectionals throughout the season and really worked well as a team.  Of course they have their fearless leader, drum coach Alex Bostelman, who has really worked hard to nurture a positive approach and a good work ethic for the group.  Congrats to the percussionists on winning two "high percussion" awards this marching band season from the judges as well!  GREAT JOB EVERYONE!

Percussion section earns "High Percussion Award" at the CSBC Westminster show!
percussion section with trophy at Westminster show
Color Guard earns 1st place at University H.S. CSBC competition
Hannah   Cristina

Color Guard captains Hannah Scherl & Cristina Vera lead the team to 1st place at the CSBC competition at University H.S.  The team has been putting in extra practices and coach Rhonda Choat was very proud of their performance.  Keep up the good work color guard!  

Having Fun at the Homecoming Rally
Leslie, JP   Luigi with alien at rally
Julian at homecoming rally
color guard at homecoming rally
2019 South Coast Invitational
SCI program cover
MESA's Drumline members serve the community at the OC Book Fair
Drumline at OC Book Fair

This Week's "Caught in the Act" was difficult as there were so many great students doing great things.  I once again chose our Drumline members - Sean, Markie, David, Caitlyn, Evan, Skyler & Brendan.  Even though many of us were very tired after the long day with UCLA at the Rose Bowl,  these dedicated students represented MESA by being a part of the Orange County Book Fair at OCC on Sunday.  They devoted 4 hours towards their community by playing and drawing attention towards a part of the Book Fair that the organizers wanted people to check out.  The Book Fair was a great event and the drumline got lots of compliments on how positively they performed to their audience  I even had two CMHS alums with their own kids come and give me "woohoos" on the group.  Thank you so much for representing our program so well! 

Drumline at OC Book Fair
Drumline at OC Book Fair
Having Fun at the Rose Bowl
Liam at the rose bowl
jacob at the rose bowl
heyward and julian at the rosebowl
jack at the rosebowl
Color Guard at UCLA
in the stands at UCLA band day
Drummers help out at OC Breast Cancer Walk
drums at fashion island breast cancer walk
bass drums at fashion island breast cancer walk
Half Time rocked at the 1st Game
half time at the first game
half time at the first game with Megan
This year's Color Guard is ready to go!
2019 color guard
Trumpet section's reward was throwing water balloons at the Sax section
water balloon battle
Students working hard during Band Camp
C pregame with color guard
M pregame
Here's what we are doing this summer:
Leadership at Scott Lang workshop

Marching Band leadership attends a workshop with motivational speaker Scott Lang

CLA 2019 session 1 students
CLA 2019 session 2 students
CLA 2019 3rd session members

This year's student leaders are gearing up for the 2019-20 year by attending the California Leadership Academy camps at Chapman Universiy.  

TNT booth parent volunteers
Phantom booth volunteers 2019

Our Mesa Instrumental Music Families were amazing volunteers for our Fireworks Booth fundraiser!

Phantom booth players
TNT booth playing up business

This year's student leaders "drum up business" for our Fireworks Booth fundraiser !

2019 Mesa 4th of July students
Caitlyn at 4th parade

MESA is well represented at this year's Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade!  

Mesa students at DCI at Rosebowl 2019

MESA band members are inspired this year's DCI Drum Corps show at the Rosebowl 

Jackson   Han at DCI

Han greets Jackson at the DCI competition where Jackson is competing this summer as a part of GOLD Drum & Bugle Corps.  

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.

Congratulations to marching band percussion section who earned their 2nd "High Percussion Award" this season at the CSBC competition at San Clemente
2019 marching band percussion section with high perc award
THIS WEEK IN BAND...11-11-2019

0 Periods:

Monday:  Marching Band practice (5pm – 8:30pm)

Tuesday:  Jazz Band I (0 period)


Thursday: Marching Band (0 period)

Friday: Jazz Band I (0 period)


This Week:

Monday, Nov. 11th:  There WILL BE marching band practice 5pm – 8:30pm

Tuesday, Nov. 12thDine Out Fundraiser @ CHIPOTLE

Wednesday, Nov. 13thParent meeting @ 6;30pm, band room

Saturday, Nov. 16th:  CSBC Semi Finals @ Capo Valley H.S. (5:45pm performance time - see flyer for schedule)


Upcoming Events:

Saturday, Nov. 23rd:  CSBC Finals @ HBHS (tbd if we qualify)

Monday, Dec. 2nd:  Jazz I Holiday Music  @ Harbor Council Luncheon (11am-1:30pm performance )

Wednesday, Dec. 4th:  MESA WONDERLAND @ CMHS PAC (5pm – 8pm)

                                  Jazz Band I performs, Officers help

Monday, Dec. 9th:  Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert @ CMHS PAC (6:30pm – 8:30pm)

Friday, Dec. 13th:  John Wayne Airport Holiday Music – Jazz I @ JWA (3pm-4pm performance)

Saturday, Dec. 14th:  Jazz I Holiday Music @ Segerstrom Plaza (11am – 11:30am performance)

Fantastic Marching Band Seniors are honored at "Senior Night" at the final football game of the year. They are also this week's "Caught in the Act"
2019 senior members at senior night

Color Guard - Cristina Vera, Alexandria Anderson

Flute - Jean-Paul Trujillo

Clarinet - Luigi Palumbo, Ivan Dominguez, Leslie Valencia, Janeth Alvarez

Sax - Ethan Doss-Fillmore, Kevin Novohatsky, Marlene Mickler

Trumpet - James Platt, Mark Nguyen, Wilmer Garcia, Itzel Castro

Low Brass - Terrance Cowley

Percussion - Sean Wucker, David Martinez, Devon Rogan, Quinn Handy, Brendan Patterson 

Congratulations on earning 1st Place at the CSBC competition at University High School
leadership with trophy at University field show

Lead by our amazing student leaders, Landon Stein, Terry Cowley, Ethan Doss-Fillmore, Megan Gurrola and David Martinez, this year's marching band has been working hard on the "Weather or Not" field show.  Their work paid off as they earned 1st place from the judges at the CSBC competition at University High School on October 26th.  Great job everyone! 

CMHS Homecoming 2019
CMHS Homecoming 2019

Freshman princess, Allegrah Souiedan poses with her low brass section & drum majors at this year's Homecoming game.

Thank you to all the volunteers for making the 33rd South Coast Invitational a success!
Parent volunteers at South Coast Invitational
Getting Ready for UCLA Band Day at the Rose Bowl
outside the Rose Bowl at UCLA Band Day
In the Rose Bowl tunnel awaiting half time with UCLA Band member
Cullen and members with UCLA sax
MESA at UCLA Band Day performance
MESA at UCLA Band Day performance
Color Guard puts on a great routine at the middle school rally
Color Guard at middle school rally
Julian wows the crowd with his rifle skills at the rally
Julian throws a great rifle routine at rally
Alex, Markie, David, Jackson, Caitlyn, Skyler, Evan, Devon & Megan serve the community at the Susan G. Komen OC Walk
drumline at walk for breast cancer event
2019 CMHS Marching Band
2019 CMHS Marching Band
The Marching Band is ready for football season as they greet the team with the tunnel during pregame.
The Marching Band performs pregame
The CMHS Marching Band showed their school spirit as the team won the 1st Football Game vs. Santiago H.S.
The CMHS Marching Band at first home football game
Angie Sakaske perfectly captures this year's CMHS Drum Majors
Angie s drawing of this year s drum majors
Thanks to all of our amazing summer volunteers for our Fireworks Booths & Fair Parking Fundraisers!
fireworks booth students volunteer
The success of teamwork quote by Henry Ford
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)

CMHS marching band trumpets in artistic photo
2019-20 Instrumental Music Performance Calendar


Friday, Sept. 6th:  Home football game vs. Loara (meet @ 5pm)

Thursday, Sept. 12th:  Away football game vs. La Quinta (meet @ 5pm)

Friday, Sept. 20th: Away football game vs. Los Amigos (meet @ 5pm)

Tuesday, Sept. 24th:  Dine Out Nite – Wahoo’s

Wednesday, Sept. 25th:  Parent Meeting @ CMHS band room(6:30pm)

Thurs/Fri, Sept. 26th/27th:  Club Rush (officers @ lunch)

Friday, Sept.  27th: Middle School Rally (Color Guard/Intermediate Band)

Friday, Sept. 27th:  Home football game vs. Kennedy (meet @ 5pm)



Thursday, Oct. 3rd:  Away football game vs. Santa Ana (meet @ 5pm)

Saturday, Oct. 5th:  UCLA Band Day – UCLA vs. Oregon St. @ Rosebowl (all day - 6pm game time)

Sunday, Oct. 6th:  Drumline performance for OC Book Festival @ OCC (times tbd)

Wednesday, Oct. 9th:  Parent Meeting @ CMHS band room(6:30pm)

Friday, Oct. 11th:  Home football game vs. Orange (meet @ 5pm)

Saturday, Oct. 12th:  CSBC South Coast Invitational competition @ CMHS (all day)

Thursday, Oct. 17th:  High School Rally (Marching Band/Color Guard)

Friday, Oct. 18th:  Homecoming football game vs. Calvary Chapel (meet @ 5pm)

Sunday, Oct. 20thTix for Teens – L.A. Philharmonic @ Segerstrom Concert Hall (3pm)

Tuesday, Oct. 22nd:  Dine Out Nite - Rubys

Friday, Oct. 25th:  Away football game vs. Saddleback (meet @ 5pm)

Saturday, Oct. 26th:  CSBC competition @ University H.S. (all day)



Friday, Nov. 1stBattle for the Bell Home football game vs. Estancia & Senior Night (meet @ 5pm)

Saturday, Nov. 2nd: CSBC Orange County Invitational competition @ Westminster H.S. (all day)

Saturday, Nov. 9th:  CSBC competition @ San Clemente H.S. (all day)

Tuesday, Nov. 12th:  Dine Out Nite - Chipotle

Wednesday, Nov. 13th:  Parent Meeting @ CMHS band room (6:30pm)

Saturday, Nov. 16th:  CSBC Semi Finals @ location tbd (all day)

Saturday, Nov. 23rd:  CSBC Championships @ Huntington Beach H.S. (tbd)



Wednesday, Dec. 4thMESA Wonderland Zone VAPA Event @ CMHS PAC (5pm)

Monday, Dec. 9thSounds of the Season Instrumental Music Concert @ CMHS PAC (6:30pm)

Wednesday, Dec. 11thSpecial Booster Event (6:30pm, tba)

Friday, Dec. 13th:   Santa’s Village @ CMHS dome (lunch time)

Friday, Dec. 13thJazz I Holiday performance @ John Wayne Airport (meet @ 1:30pm)

Saturday, Dec. 14thJazz I Holiday performance @ Segerstrom Performing Arts Center (11am)

Tuesday, Dec. 17thHoliday Assemblies @ CMHS PAC (all day)

TBD - Caroling



Tuesday, Jan. 7th:  NMUSD District String Workshop @ OCC (all day)

Wednesday, Jan. 8th:  NMUSD District Band Workshop@ OCC (all day)

Wednesday, Jan. 8th:  Boys Basketball vs. Orange @ CMHS (7pm)

Tuesday, Jan. 14th:  Girls Basketball vs. Estancia @ CMHS (7pm)

Wednesday, Jan. 15th:  Boys Basketball vs. Estancia @ CMHS (7pm)

Wednesday, Jan. 15th:  Parent Meeting @ CMHS band room (6:30pm)

Friday, Jan. 17th:  Boys Basketball vs. Saddleback @ CMHS (7pm)

Friday, Jan. 24th:  Boys Basketball vs. Calvary @ CMHS (7pm)

TBD – Pit Orchestra rehearsals



Saturday, Feb. 1st:  WGASC Color Guard classification show @ Woodbridge H.S.

Tuesday, Feb. 4th:  Boys Basketball vs. Santa Ana @ CMHS (7pm)

Wednesday, Feb.  12th:  Parent Meet @ CMHS band room (6:30pm)

Saturday, Feb. 29th:  ADLA Drumline competition @ Mission Vista H.S., North San Diego (all day)

TBD – Pit Orchestra rehearsals



Tuesday, March 3rdCMHS Jazz Cabaret @ CMHS PAC –Jazz I (6 & 8pm)

Wednesday, March 4thCMHS Jazz Cabaret @ CMHS PAC – Jazz I & Jazz II (6 & 8pm)

Saturday, March 7th:  WGASC Color Guard competition @ Valencia H.S., Placentia

Wednesday, March 11th:  Parent Meeting (6:30pm, CMHS band room)

Saturday, March 14th:  ADLA Drumline competition @ Marina H.S. (all day)

Saturday, March 21st:  possible ADLA Drumline competition @ A.B. Miller H.S., Fontana (tbd)

Sunday, March 22nd:  WGASC Color Guard competition @ Aliso Niguel H.S.

Thursday, March 26th – Saturday, March 28th:  CMHS Musical @ CMHS PAC (7pm)

Friday, March 27th:  Middle School Rally (Intermediate Band/Color Guard)

Saturday, March 28th:  possible ADLA Drumline competition @ Colony H.S. (tbd)

Saturday, March 28th:  WGASC Color Guard competition @ tbd

Sunday, March 29th:  WGASC Color Guard competition@ Warren H.S.

Sunday, March 29th:  CMHS Musical @ CMHS PAC (2pm)



Saturday, April 4th:  ADLA Semi-Finals @ Riverside King H.S. (all day)

Saturday, April 4th:  WGASC Color Guard competition @ Monrovia H.S.

Wednesday, April 15th:  BRAVO Concert @ CMHS PAC - Adv., Int., Orch, Jazz (7pm)

Saturday, April 18th:  ADLA Championships @ Azusa Pacific University (tbd if qualify)

Saturday, April 18th:  WGASC Championships (tbd)

Wednesday, April 22nd:  Parent Meeting (6:30pm, CMHS band room)



Saturday, May 9thMESA JAZZ FESTIVAL @ CMHS PAC (all day)

Wednesday, May 13th:  Parent Meeting (6:30pm, CMHS band room)

Friday, May 15thTix for Teens Concert - L.A. Chamber Orchestra @ Segerstrom Concert Hall (8pm)

Thursday, May 21stMESA MUSICALE Recital Night @ CMHS PAC (7pm)

Thursday, May 28thMiddle School Musicians Concert @ CMHS PAC (7pm)


Tuesday, June 2ndPops Showcase @ CMHS PAC – Adv, Orch, Jazz I & II, CG (7pm)

Friday, June 5th:  Prom Rally @ CMHS Gym (tbd)

Monday, June 8th:  Parent Meeting (6:30pm, CMHS band room)

Saturday, June 13thInstrumental Music Awards Banquet

Wednesday, June 17th8th Grade Promotion

Thursday, June 18thHigh School Graduation




2018-19 Band Booster Board

President:  Tom Fillmore

Band Vice President:  Ruth Doss-Fillmore

Color Guard Vice President:  Heather Ferguson

Treasurer:  Dylan Rogan

Assist. Treasurer:  Kason Stein

Recording Secretary:  Kem Erskine

Sandra Gilboe Locker
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artistic picture of marching band trumpets
Meet our MESA Instrumental Music Staff
Sandy Gilboe - Director
Sandy Gilboe, director
Patty Awaa - String Coach
Patty Awaa, string coach
Rhonda Choat - Color Guard Coach
Rhonda Choat, color guard coach
Alex Bostelman - Drumline Coach
Alex Bostelman, drumline coach
Chris Henrriquez - Marching/Visual Coach
Chris Henrriquez, marching visual coach