Announcements & Weekly Schedule

The Mira Mesa High School 

"Sapphire Sound" 

2023 - 2024

The 200+ members of the Sapphire Sound are proud to represent the community of Mira Mesa in San Diego, CA. We were honored to march in the 2016 and 2022 Tournament of Roses Parades. We welcome ALL students into our program. We are the Sapphire Sound, the Blue Team! 

Thank you for your support!



Make a donation, contribute funds for field trips, and/or pay for Uniform items by clicking HERE

The Blue Team is "all in" with their work ethic and commitment to excellence. 


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2023 SCSBOA 6A 



November 27 - December 1, 2023

Getting Ready for the Holidays 

Band & Color Guard will continue to meet during Period 0

Schedule this Week

Monday - Modified Day; Spam Musubi Day

Tuesday - Color Guard workshop 3:45 pm - Do you have a friend that would like to be a part of the Color Guard? Encourage them to come to the Band room today and tomorrow

Wednesday - Color Guard workshop 3:45 pm

Thursday - Gift Card orders due. Click HERE for the list of cards and order form

Friday - SCSBOA All-Southern Honor Band & Orchestra audition recordings due (optional). See Mrs. C to set up your audition portal.

Winter Concert ☃️🎶

We will have our Annual Winter Concert on Thursday, December 7th at 6:30 pm. You won't want to miss this final performance of “Nevermore” followed by music selections that will get you in the holiday spirit. Come support the Sapphire Sound! $5 admission per person. 

2024 CALENDARS - Sapphire Sound calendars will be for sale at the concert! Be sure to pick one up for $20.

GIFT CARDS - All orders of gift cards (from 11/30) will be available for pick up at the concert.

What's on the Calendar? 

Thursday (11/30) - Gift Card fundraiser orders due. Click HERE for the form. 

Friday (12/1) - SCSBOA All-Southern Honor Band & Orchestra audition recordings due 

Thursday (12/7) - Band Winter Concert at 6:30 pm in the Gym

Friday (12/8) - Sapphire Sound Field Trip Day! 

Thursday (12/14) - No December Parent Meeting

Friday (12/15) - Out for Winter Break at 3:30 pm

December 16 - January 2 - Winter Break

Wednesday (1/3/24) - School Resumes

Wind Ensemble Trip Payments

The Wind Ensemble (period 2) is headed to Washington, D.C. in April to participate in the President's Cup with the Pershing's Own (Army's top band). It's an honor to be selected as one of the 8 groups to perform and work with the military ensemble. We already have our deposit in for our airline tickets, but now we need to stay on schedule to pay for hotel and transportation. The final cost of our 5-day trip should be finalized this week, so Wind Ensemble students will bring home the information.

Thursday (11/30) - $200

Thursday (12/14) - $100

Wednesday (1/17) - $200

Thursday (2/15) - Final payment due 


Giving Tuesday - If you would like to make an extra donation to the Sapphire Sound, please feel free to send in check: MMIMB, cash, or click HERE to donate online. Any amount will help the students of the Sapphire Sound! 

GIFT CARDS: Are you looking to give a gift card to someone? Is someone you know going to Disneyland or a restaurant over the winter break? Then place your order by Wednesday, November 30th. We will have your gift cards ready to be picked up at the Winter Concert on December 7th. Click HERE to view the full list of gift cards.  

GIFT CARDS (Virtual): If you don't want physical gift cards, then be sure to check out your online options. Shop anytime online with RaiseRight. This is an easy way to help support our program. RaiseRight is the same as gift cards, but virtual and easy to use. Go to the website, sign up, and select, “Join a Program”, then put in our group code: 9ED4DA7733861. Contact Yolanda Vallina: with any questions.

In the Director's Corner

I hope you enjoyed your thanksgiving week with family and friends. We are still feeling great about Championships and did a recap this morning about our experience. This week we shift gears and look forward to working on our literature for our Winter Concert on Thursday, December 7th. The Winter Concert is one of my favorite concerts of the year! It is exciting to open with the marching band performing one last time this year's field show and then transitioning with holiday selections. All of Period 0 will be working together to prepare for this annual performance. Speaking of Period 0, we will continue to meet throughout the first semester. Color Guard, 9th & 10th graders, and others who select to continue in semester two, will meet all year. I think it's a great way to start the day! 

I am grateful to each student, family member, and supporter of the Sapphire Sound. We are proud to be authentically ourselves while being a family. Let's continue our journey together and see where the next set of months of school takes us. If these past three months are any indication of what's ahead, then the rest of this school year is going to be GREAT!

Finally, Logan Fleming will represent Mira Mesa HS and our music program this weekend at Stanford University for the CODA December All-State Orchestra! Logan was selected as one of only two clarinets for this year's ensemble. Congratulations!  

Have a great week!

All In, Always. 


Mrs. C