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!

Countdown

"Getting Through the Unexpected, Together"🌹🎶

May 10 - 14, 2021

PRE-ORDERS OF THE OAK BARRELS - PICK-UP THIS SATURDAY

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The Student Section

STUDENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME TO SCHOOL MONDAY - THURSDAY NOW THROUGH THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR FOR IN-PERSON LEARNING. ALL LAST NAMES (A-Z) TOGETHER.

REMINDER: You need a ClearPass each day you come to school and show it to each of your teachers when you enter class. Bring your laptop with a charger, a water container, and anything else you may need for your three classes. Wear your mask at all times.

Fridays are ONLINE for everyone. Students will meet with their Period 1 teacher from 8:30 - 9:00 am. Periods 2 & 3 will be asynchronous and assignments will be listed in Google Classroom.

THIS WEEK:

Tuesday & Thursday - Sectionals for anyone who is online, or in person, to meet from 1:00 - 3:00 pm / ClearPass

Percussion & Color Guard Sectionals - Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 - 3:00 pm

WEDNESDAY - THE BAND ROOM WILL BE CLOSED AFTER SCHOOL FOR AP MUSIC THEORY EXAM - PLAN AHEAD ON WEDNESDAY!

Friday - Leadership Application due by 5:00 pm

Still have a Class B loaner shirt from April? Please return it to Mrs. C.

Food distribution is available Monday through Friday 12:00 - 2:00 pm

On the Calendar

May 10 - 14 - FINAL DAYS TO ORDER YOUR OAK BARRELS

May 12 (Wed.) - AP Music Theory Exam - Best of knowledge and skill to those taking the exam!

May 14 (Fri.) - Leadership Applications due by 5:00 pm

May 15 (Sat.) - Pick up of ordered Barrels (Fundraiser) - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm in the main parking lot off of Mira Mesa Blvd.

May 20 (Thurs.) - Parent Meeting at 7:00 pm

May 27 (Thurs.) - Spring Concert! Enjoy “A Night Under the Stars” with the entire Band and Color Guard program. The concert and performance will be held outside at 7:00 pm in the stadium.

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🌹Just under 7 months and 3 weeks away! LOCAL NEWS RELEASE

Fundraisers

MASKS - We are selling masks! They are blue and very comfortable. There are two logo design choices and you can personalize them! If you would like to support the program and order a “Mira Mesa” mask, then FILL OUT THIS FORM. You can send in your payment with your student, pay online, or you can let Mrs. Christensen know you will come to school and pick up your order. (Email: jchristensen1@sandi.net)

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ORDER YOUR OAK BARRELS! Orders now through this Friday. The barrels will be delivered to the high school Saturday morning for pick-up. Everyone has great ideas of how to use them, from gardens to flower beds. Click HERE for information. All of the barrels come straight from Sonoma/Napa County. All pre-ordered barrels will need to be picked up from the main parking lot at the high school on Saturday, May 15 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER.

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DONATIONS: If you are able, please consider making a donation to the Band and Color Guard program via PayPal or Credit Card on the band website. Thank you for your help!

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Ongoing - GIFT CARDS - SHOP ONLINE anytime, any day - Shopwithscrip.com 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: assttreasurer1@mmimb.org or Jan Roberts: treasurer@mmimb.org with any questions.

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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

You NEED an oak barrel. Yes you do. I promise if I can grow flowers in a barrel then you can too. 😄Order now through this Friday. The fresh cut barrels will be here this Saturday, so don't delay! With your barrel, I bet you forgot to pick up a mask. Guess what? We will have those too! Order a personalized mask any day of the week or pick up a logo mask this Saturday. You can pick up a mask AND a barrel. (Yes…I'm laughing as I write this!)

It's the start of the last grading period of the school year. Crazy! That's all I seem to say about this year. We have endured so much and it seems crazy that the final set of weeks are here. I am grateful to be able to celebrate music with our students at our annual Spring Concert on Thursday, May 27 at 7:00 pm. Come enjoy “A Night Under the Stars” in the MMHS stadium and watch the band and color guard perform.

Enjoy your week, Sapphire Sound. Thank you for your support!

"All In" always 💙💛,

Mrs. C

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