Announcements & Weekly Schedule

The Mira Mesa High School 

"Sapphire Sound" 

2022 - 2023

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. This fall, we have gone "Amongst the Stars". Thank you for your support!

Fall 2022

Blue Team #allin

2022 - 2023

Friday Night Lights!


Make a donation, contribute funds to field trips, or make a payment for the Chicago trip for Wind Ensemble. Use this link to pay online:

If you, or your business, would like to sponsor a trophy for our 30th Annual Mira Mesa Invitational Field Tournament, please contact Sarah Barrett, Tournament Chair at:


Use THIS QR CODE for the PayPal link and a direct Friends & Family program anytime you are making a donation to the Mira Mesa HS Band & Color Guard program.

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

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

"Amongst the Stars"- Fall 2022


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Hipp Family & Hipp Wrap

The Fleming Family

The Leong Family

February 6 - 10, 2023  

Schedule this Week


Monday (1/23) - Color Guard Per. 0 / Symphony Orchestra rehearsal 4-6 pm

Tuesday (1/24) - Per. 0 / Color Guard rehearsal 3:45 pm / Orchestra Winds Sectional 3:45 pm

Wednesday (1/25) - Per. 0 / Symphonic & Concert Band Rehearsal 3:45 - 5:00 pm

Thursday (1/26) - Per. 0 / Orchestra Flute Sectional 3:30 pm / Color Guard rehearsal 6-9 pm 

Friday (1/27) - Per. 0 Fitness Friday 

Upcoming on the Calendar

Thursday (2/16) - Color Guard Parent Meeting at 7:30 pm in the Band room. After the meeting we will take a sneak peek of the winter guard show the team is working on.

Friday (2/17) - No School

Monday (2/20) - No School - Presidents Holiday

Tuesday (2/21) - Symphony Orchestra rehearsal 4-6 pm

Wednesday (2/22) - Symphonic & Concert Band rehearsal 3:45 - 5:00 pm

Thursday (2/23) - Band Parent Meeting at 6:30 pm in the Band room / Students who have been accepted into the SDUSD Honor Band & Orchestra have a Zoom meeting at 6:30 pm (will show in Mr. Mulvaney's room for those who are staying at school)

Thursday (3/2) - SDUSD HSHG Reading Session at 6:30 pm

Friday (3/3) - Wind Ensemble to CSU Fullerton Invitational

Saturday (3/4) - Color Guard begins their season at Mission Vista HS

Friday (3/10) - SDUSD HSHG Rehearsal 

Saturday (3/11) - SDUSD HSHG Rehearsal

Sunday (3/12) - SDUSD HS Honor Band & Orchestra Concert at the Civic Theatre

Wednesday (3/15) - Symphonic & Concert Band attend Festival

Saturday (3/18) - Color Guard Home Tournament

Helping Out with small projects

At the last Parent Meeting and newsletter, I put out a small list of tasks that we would like see accomplished. Thank you for the quick response by many of you! To the group that would like to help me line the front white board, please let me, or Heather Bartnek, know if this Thursday works for you at 5:00 pm. 

Raising Funds for the Program

SPAM MUSUBI MONDAYS: We are looking for a few more volunteers between 8-11 am on Mondays. Each week students have the opportunity to purchase spam musubi at lunch on Mondays. It takes a volunteer crew of parents and alumni parents to make sure there is enough to sell. We are grateful to Kris Tokunaga for heading up this committee. If you are able to volunteer once a month or every week, please email Kris at:


AMAZON SMILE: The program ends February 20th, so order away! If you like to order on Amazon, then type in "Mira Mesa Instrumental Music Boosters" and be sure it says AmazonSmile, then enjoy shopping like always. Every little bit helps our students. Thank you!  


GIFT CARDS (Virtual): Rather shop online? 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 Meegan Neils: with any questions.


Looking to make a donation or contribute funds to field trips? Use this link to pay online:

In the Director's Corner

Each afternoon last week, the practice rooms and main room were full of students working with one another and individually. Nothing makes me happier then to hear the sounds of students working on their music. Let's keep the focus and energy going! It's how we all get better. Parents, thank you for your support!


I hope you have a great week! 


All In, Always. 


Mrs. C


💙Raising Funds for the Sapphire Sound

Believe it or not, each year our operating budget is close to $250,000 to help bring opportunities to the students of the Sapphire Sound. All of our transportation, music, instruments and equipment, marching staff, color guard staff, and more comes from us being able to raise the funds needed to maintain this high quality program. We work hard at raising money through various fundraisers such as our annual Band Tournament, Pancake Breakfast, “Making the Cut” chili and bbq contest, restaurant nights, individual donations, and many more. It takes a wonderful village to support each student who wants to participate in this award-winning program. We also believe that no student will be denied the opportunity to participate in the Sapphire Sound due to individual monetary factors. On average the breakdown of costs per student totals just over $1,000 each year. 

From this $1,000 per student, we have a transportation and field trip contribution of $350 that we ask for your help with. If you are able to help contribute, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to MMIMB (non-profit 501c3). To help make things easier you can make your donations via PayPal or Credit Card on the band website. Thank you for your support!

Ways you can help bring opportunities to our students: 

We encourage you to pay what you are able with this year's transportation and field trip costs of $350 per student. 

Do you have a matching funds program at your office or place of work? This is a wonderful way to double your support. Email our treasurers, Whitney Fabrie at: or Yolanda Vallina at: to receive the tax id information and get help with this matching gift.

Sponsor a prop for $50! Our field show has several props each year including brand new front drops that border the sideline of the field. We are happy to have your name added to the sponsors list on the Band website. 

Purchase a Show Shirt for a Band member. This is a unique year that requires a unique uniform. Please consider purchasing a special designed top that students will perform in. Your donation of $50 will help with the purchasing of 175 shirts.

Sponsor an instrument or donate an instrument. There's no denying instruments are expensive. Most of the instruments in the band cost somewhere between $1,200 - $9,000. If you are able to help contribute any monetary amount to the instrument fund, please consider giving a donation. If you have an instrument that isn't being used at home, send it in to the program. We are grateful to provide instruments to any student who needs one for the school year.

Color Guard equipment. The color guard uses flags, flag poles, faux rifles and sabres, and other equipment to help enhance the performance of music on the field. To sponsor a flag or flag pole is $25 and faux rifles or sabres are $50.