Announcements & Weekly Update

The Mira Mesa High School

"Sapphire Sound"

2020 - 2021

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!


"Getting Through the Unexpected, Together"🌹🎶

February 22 - 26, 2021


The Student Corner

Sorry leaders and APMT students, but we will not have our Leadership meeting or AP Music Theory review on Wednesday due to my Site Governance Team meeting and SSC meeting. Please let me know if you have anything you need discussed. Thank you for your understanding. ~ Mrs. C

All school services such as food distribution are available Monday - Friday

Q3 progress report grading period ends - Friday, February 26

Seniors, we want you to know how much you are appreciated for all you have done and continue to do for the Sapphire Sound. Open the link on a desktop or laptop computer to view your special website. Thank you to all who wrote messages and to Aaliyah Frace for creating the website!

On the Calendar

Parent Meeting - Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 pm - Discussion of small group return

Q3 progress report grading period ends - Friday, February 26

The Google Calendar on our website has all updated information. Keep our website as one of your favorites. Click here for the BAND WEBSITE.

Why do I keep this in each newsletter? To remind us of what school and our program looks like through the lens of the Sapphire Sound. Our 2020 Year in Review - Video by student historian and drum major, Aaliyah Frace. 💙💛

DECEMBER 2021 - This notice is to ALL SAPPHIRE SOUND BAND AND COLOR GUARD STUDENTS TO BE IN SAN DIEGO THROUGHOUT THE 2021 WINTER BREAK. We will be rehearsing each day (minus Dec. 24 & 25) in preparation for our participation in the Rose Parade and other Rose Parade activities. You can view the rehearsal and trip schedule on the Google calendar.

January 1, 2022 - Rose Parade 🌹- 10 ¼ months away


Things are getting tight financially this year without our monthly fundraising endeavors. We are in need of funds to help pay for our few coaches who do so much for the program. If you can, please consider making a donation via PayPal or Credit Card on the band website. Thank you for your help!

Ongoing - GIFT CARDS - SHOP ONLINE anytime, any day - is an EASY way to help support our program. It's the same as the gift cards, but you just access them virtually. Go to the website and select, "Join a Program", then put in our group code: 5BA7A71333861 Contact Yolanda Vallina: or Jan Roberts: with any questions.

Ongoing - AMAZON SMILE. This is so easy to set up and contribute to - Mira Mesa Instrumental Music Boosters. When you shop on Amazon, this is a quick way to give to our program. Go to Amazon Smile and type in "Mira Mesa Instrumental Music Boosters", then enjoy shopping like always. Every little bit helps our students. Thank you!

The Band Director's Corner

Relationships…bridge #1 for the Sapphire Sound this year. Skill building…bridge #2. Last week I talked about bridge #3 which is “community” and keeping our communication open. This week we are headed back to the ongoing three bridges in our program. Each one is important to the growth of each student. When students (and all of us) feel a connection to others, there is increased engagement and sense of purpose.

Big news! I am going to discuss the option for students to come to school in small group cohorts beginning in March. This is an afternoon program only. Students will attend school online in the mornings like they have been doing this year. With the return to some sports, we are also seen as a group that works together to create and achieve the same goals just like a team. I encourage you as a parent or guardian to attend the 7:00 pm meeting on Thursday, so you can hear about the details needed for your student to be considered to return to school. I will send an email on Thursday specifically with the Zoom link.

Finally, we are looking for some great volunteer parent help for next year's parent board. Please email Melissa Sin (Band VP) at: if you are willing to serve on the board. Thank you for your support of the students and staff of the Sapphire Sound!

I hope everyone has a great week!

"All In" always 💙💛,

Mrs. C



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San Diego, CA 92126