Announcements & Weekly Schedule

The Mira Mesa High School

"Sapphire Sound"

2021 - 2022

The 200+ members of the Sapphire Sound are proud to represent the community of Mira Mesa in San Diego, CA. We are honored to have been selected once again to the Tournament of Roses Parade! Look for us on January 1, 2022! Go Blue Team!

Blue Team #worthit

2021 - 2022

Celebrating all of our Sapphire Sound students!

We'd like to thank our trophy sponsors for the 29th Annual Mira Mesa Invitational Field Tournament on November 6th:

The Hipp Family and Hipp Wrap, Mira Mesa Town Council, Pankau Family, Tasha Gunn, Harrell Family, Verbon Family, Larkins and Coons Family, Nothdurft Family, Kasner Family, Hilley Family, Barrett Family, Beck Family, Sapphire Sound Alumni, and Summit Automotive

If you would like to sponsor a trophy, please contact Sarah Barrett, Tournament Chair at:

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

Find out what it means to come "Into the Light".

"Getting Through the Unexpected, Together"🌹🎶

Weekly Email Newsletter

(If you are not receiving the weekly email newsletter, please send Mrs. C an email to be added. Email:

October 18 -22, 2021

The Butter Braid Fundraiser has been extended through Tuesday (10/19)! If you missed out or forgot to turn in your orders for these great pastries, then be sure to do so by Tuesday afternoon. Order forms are located in the Band room.

Uniforms is placing one last marching shoe order. Please email Tracy Noteware: as soon as possible if you would like to order marching shoes.

Schedule this Week

The Google Calendar on our website has all updated information for parents, families, and students. Bookmark our website as one of your favorites. Click here for the BAND WEBSITE.

Monday: Modified Day - Period 0 begins at 8:28 am / Clarinet Sectionals

Tuesday: Color Guard rehearsal 3:30 - 5:30 pm & Sectionals for Winds & Percussion

Wednesday: Brass Arc 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Thursday: Night Rehearsal 5:30 - 9:00 pm

Friday: Night Rehearsal 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Looking Ahead at the Calendar: Parent Meeting, October 28th at 7:00 pm / Senior Night & Middle Band Night at Football Game on October 29th / Mt. Carmel Field Tournament on October 30th (time of performance TBA)

Envelopes for Uniform Items, Rose Parade, & FTCs

We just traveled for the first time this school year on buses. Please turn in your transportation envelopes. If you are needing a blank envelope, they are available in Mrs. C's office for payments towards uniform items, Rose Parade, and FTCs. Any student needing assistance with uniforms, Rose Parade, or FTCs, please see Mrs. C.

Rose Parade Update

Rose Parade - $362 total. Did you hear the great news? In addition to performing at Pasadena City College for Bandfest and the legendary 133rd Tournament of Roses Parade, we are going to Disneyland! Disneyland has been given permission to host the Rose Parade Bands this December. We will find out soon the day we will be performing down Main Street in the Holiday Parade, so don't purchase a ticket just yet to the park. It's going to be a memorable December and January for all of us! With the addition of us performing at Disneyland, there is an extra $62 for each student. This will cover their ticket to Disneyland and bus trip. What a GREAT deal! Any student needing assistance with the Rose Parade days, please see Mrs. C.


Place your orders for this year's Sapphire Sound spirit wear and programs. You may turn in cash or a check made payable to MMIMB at any night rehearsal or send in with your student. No online orders will be taken for these items.

Crewneck Sweatshirt (S - 3XL): $25

Pullover Hoodie (S - 5XL): $30

T-Shirts (S - 3XL): $15

Programs: $10

Each souvenir Rose Parade program is $10 and will be available for pick up at the Winter Concert on December 9th. This program will be a keepsake in your family as the Sapphire Sound will listed inside with a group photo and description. All program orders are due by Thursday, October 28th.

Current Fundraisers

BUTTER BRAID PASTRIES! The Butter Braid fundraiser order forms (located in the front of the band room) must be turned in on October 19 with payment. Each student receives 40% of all orders towards the Rose Parade & FTCs.

Amazon Smile - If you like to order online via Amazon, then type in "Mira Mesa Instrumental Music Boosters", then enjoy shopping like always. Every little bit helps our students. Thank you! - It's the same as the gift cards. These cards are accessible virtually. When you are ready to shop, then remind yourself to use a virtual gift card. Need a gift? Gift cards are quick and easy! Go to the website and select, "Join a Program", then put in our group code: 9ED4DA7733861 Contact Yolanda Vallina: with any questions.

Mira Mesa Field Tournament - November 6th - Information

Our next Parent Meeting is Thursday, October 28th at 7:00 pm in the Band room (801). This is our official tournament meeting for families. We are hosting our 29th Annual Mira Mesa Invitational Field Tournament on Saturday, November 6th. This is the largest single day event we host. It takes a village to run the Sapphire Sound program and tournament day is a “homecoming” for many alumni and parents. We rely on current parents and family members to help volunteer on tournament day to help things run smoothly. Please CLICK HERE to sign up to volunteer. Your support is appreciated!

Trophy Sponsors - Now is your chance to sponsor a trophy on behalf of your family, student, or self. We appreciate your support! CLICK HERE to sponsor a trophy.

In the Director's Corner

The Sapphire Sound students and staff make me proud and honored to be their director. This is a special group of individuals. They understand what the past year was like and they know they do not want to go back there ever again. We are making music and watching visually stunning routines by the color guard. We are learning to improve our individual skills and enjoying being a part of a group. We are the Blue Team. We are becoming a family once again. What a great family it is to be a part of!

Have a great week!

“All In” 💙💛,

Mrs. C



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San Diego, CA 92126