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!

November 23 - 27, 2020


The Student Corner

Tech Support for Families - SDUSD Online Learning Page - LINK

Free and/or Reduced Lunch Applications - Application LINK

MONDAY & TUESDAY - Meals available at Mira Mesa HS

CBDA ALL-STATE HONOR BAND - All-State and SCSBOA All-Southern use the same scales and audition selections. Auditions are recorded individually and then uploaded online. CBDA/All-State audition deadline is December 1, 2020. Email Mrs. C your audio recordings this week.

Upcoming on the Calendar

Monday, November 30 - Log back on and attend school!

Tuesday, December 1 - Deadline for CBDA All-State Honor Band (see above)

Tuesday, December 1 - SPICES THAI CAFE

THE SCSBOA ALL-SOUTHERN HS HONOR GROUPS audition deadline is February 5, 2021. Masterclasses and other unique opportunities will be a part of this year's All-Southern honor experience. The virtual performance will be held April 24, 2021.

The Google Calendar on our website has all updated information. Keep it 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. 💙💛


Restaurant Fundraisers - We have two local businesses who help give back to the program: Spices Thai Cafe and Best Pizza & Brew. Please try to dine out on the Tuesdays that are scheduled on our calendar. We thank both businesses for their support of the Sapphire Sound! Thank you to everyone who supported last week's restaurant fundraiser at Best Pizza & Brew. We raised $608!

DONATIONS - Giving Tuesday (or Monday - Sunday) is coming up. Please consideration making a donation to help support the Band and Color Guard program. Donations can be made online via the information on the main page of the Band website. Thank you!

GIFT CARDS - ShopWithScrip2020 - Contact Yolanda Vallina: or Jan Roberts: with any questions.

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

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

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families! This is the time to be thankful, so I want to thank all of the Sapphire Sound for believing in the power of music, coming to class each day, and for knowing there are even better days ahead. I hope you have a wonderful week.

“Dream, Believe, Achieve”…13 months and 1 week to go until January 1, 2022. 🌹

"All In" always 💙💛,

Mrs. C



Donations may be made to the Mira Mesa

Instrumental Music Boosters (MMIMB) via PayPal.

Note: For your convenience, a receipt is

generated at the time of the donation.



10606 Camino Ruiz, Ste 8, PMB 111

San Diego, CA 92126