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


Spices Thai Cafe


Hipp Family & Hipp Wrap

The Fleming Family

The Leong Family

March 20 - 24, 2023

Festival Performances on Tuesday & Wednesday

On the Calendar

Monday (3/20) - Symphony Orchestra 4:00 pm 

Tuesday (3/21) - ALL Band Ensembles to Challenger MS for Festival / Color Guard rehearsal 

Wednesday (3/22) - Symphony Orchestra to Festival at Challenger MS / See's Candy Orders Due

Thursday (3/23) - Parent Meeting 6:30 pm / Color Guard rehearsal 6:00 pm

Friday (3/24) - Take instruments & music home! / Panda Express fundraiser (FLYER)

Saturday (3/25) - Wind Ensemble to Chicago 

Spring Break - March 27 - 31

Color Guard Tournament

Thank you to everyone who volunteered on Saturday for the Color Guard Tournament! It was a wonderful sunny day with over 50+ teams competing. Our Color Guard had another great performance and placed 1st is their division of two rounds. Congratulations, Sapphire Sound!

The Rady's Shell - April 8th

We are so excited to have the opportunity to perform at The Rady's Shell on Saturday, April 8th. The concert will begin at approximately 1:00 pm and the band ensembles will take buses to the event. Any new Wind Ensemble member, along with every student in Symphonic Band and Concert Band, will be at performing. The Rady's Shell is a beautiful venue and the concert will be free for all to attend. We are grateful to have this concert performance opportunity thanks to the SDUSD VAPA department and support of the SDUSD VAPA Foundation! 

MMIMB Board 23-24

Join the team that supports the activities of the Sapphire Sound! We love all of the performance opportunities our students are given, but we can't do it without adult support. If you are interested in being a part of the MMIMB parent booster board of the Sapphire Sound Band & Color Guard program, please contact Veronikah Beck at: or Heather Bartnek at:


SPAM MUSUBI: There are only 9 more Mondays in the school year we will sell spam musubi! Kris Tokunaga organizes this wonderful fundraiser each week for the Sapphire Sound. If you are able to help, please contact Kris at:


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

This is a busy week for our students. All Band students will attend festival on Tuesday at Challenger Middle School. The festival is open to parents, but seating is limited. Parents need to take their student to and from the festival. Symphony Orchestra will attend festival on Wednesday. Students will wear their formal concert black attire. The call time sheet for Period 3 & 4 (Symphonic Band and Concert Band) is HERE. The call time sheet for Wind Ensemble is HERE


Color guard had a terrific performance at the home tournament on Saturday! They are having a great season so far. Congratulations, to the team and coaches, Sarah, Chance, and Gio! Thank you to all who are helping to make this winter guard season memorable for our students.


Spring break is almost here. Please have students bring home their instruments and music at the end of the week. There will not be a newsletter next Monday as I will be with our Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra in Chicago. I will be sure to update the social media pages with pictures while we are on our trip. 


Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead! Happy Spring!


All In, Always. 


Mrs. C