Announcements & Weekly Schedule

The Mira Mesa High School

"Sapphire Sound"

2021 - 2022

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!

Blue Team #worthit

2021 - 2022

Celebrating all of our Sapphire Sound students!

We'd like to thank our trophy sponsors for their support of the 29th Annual Mira Mesa Invitational Field Tournament on November 6th and thank you to the families, individuals, and businesses for their continued support of the Sapphire Sound program:

The Hipp Family and Hipp Wrap, Mira Mesa Town Council, Maria and Don Pankau, Tasha Gunn, Harrell Family, Verbon Family, Larkins and Coons Family, Nothdurft Family, Kasner Family, Hilley Family, Barrett Family, Gomez/Beck Family, Atienza Family, Yasotorn Family, Mills Family, Neils Family, Walthen-Simmons Family, Fidencio and Aida Pampo, MMHS Principal Jeff Sabins, Sapphire Sound Alumni, MMHS Math Department, Tanya Mercado Photography, Summit Automotive, Kuyateh Law Group, Golden State Auto Wash, and Copper Electric Inc.

If you would like to sponsor a trophy, please contact Sarah Barrett, Tournament Chair at:

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

"Into the Light"- Fall 2021

"Getting Through the Unexpected, Together"🌹🎶

CONGRATULATIONS, Sapphire Sound! You did a great job at the SCSBOA 6A Championships!

November 29 - December 3, 2021

Rose Parade Participant Form DUE Wednesday

Schedule this Week

Monday - Modified - Period 0 at 8:28 am (Time to work on Parade!)

Tuesday - Color Guard Rehearsal & Sectionals / Giving Tuesday - If you would like to make a donation to the Sapphire Sound, please feel free to send in a check: MMIMB or go to the band website and click on the PayPal link. Any amount will help!

Wednesday - Rose Parade Participant Forms DUE (Students can locate the form in their personal emails) / Gift Card orders DUE (Paper copies are in Mrs. C's office. The entire list to select from is HERE, and our MMIMB copy of the form HERE - you may add any cards to the list / The countdown is on to the Rose Parade! 🌹/ All-State Auditions are due (Optional for students)

Thursday - No night rehearsal

Friday - Free evening!


Monday (11/29) - Modified - Period 0 at 8:28 am

Wednesday (12/1) - Rose Parade participant form is DUE / Gift Card orders are DUE / All-State (CBDA) auditions are DUE (optional for students)

Thursday (12/9) - Winter Concert - Stadium at 6:30 pm - Students in Class B (plus blue jackets)

Monday (12/13) - Rose Parade meeting for all students and a parent - 6:00 pm

Rose Parade rehearsals and performances - see below

Rose Parade Information 🌹

Wednesday (12/1) - The deadline to complete the Participant Waiver is no later than this WEDNESDAY. It is the first of two deadlines. PARENTS please help with the signing of the Participant form. All students have their forms in their personal email accounts from the Tournament of Roses, not their school account.

Friday (1210) - The deadline to upload a copy of the student vaccination card to the email from the Tournament of Roses. If you are going to receive the second shot after this date or have any questions, please email Mrs. C at:

Monday (12/13) - IMPORTANT Rose Parade Meeting for ALL Sapphire Sound students and at least one parent/guardian at 6:00 pm in the Band room.

Saturday (12/18 - 12/31) - Rehearsals, Bandfest, Disneyland, and the 133rd Tournament of Roses Parade - If you need a paper copy of the schedule of any of these events, please ask your student to bring one home or pick one up at the meeting on Dec. 13. For privacy, we will not list specific times or locations on the calendar, just the days we are busy. ALL Sapphire Sound students must be at all rehearsals and events throughout the two weeks. Dec. 24 and 25 we will not have rehearsal. 😊

Winter Concert 🎶☃️

Our annual Winter Concert is Thursday, December 9 at 6:30 pm in the Stadium. Tickets are $5 at the gate. Warm food and drinks such as chili bowls and hot chocolate will be available for purchase, along with our blue Rose Parade logo hoodies, crewnecks, and t-shirts. Enjoy watching the Sapphire Sound perform “Into the Light” and get into the holiday spirit!

Current Fundraisers

Bamboo Socks - These socks are comfortable and most of our students wore them for our last Rose Parade performance in 2016! No blisters with these socks. Kris Tokunaga, alumni parent, will have socks for sale on Tuesdays at the Farmer's Market at Mira Mesa HS and at our Rose Parade meeting on December 13. $1 of each pair sold will come back to the Sapphire Sound program.

Gift Cards - Are you looking for a gift card for someone? Is someone going to Disneyland during the break? Then place your order by Wednesday, December 1st. We will have one order for gift cards that can be picked up at the Winter Concert on Dec. 9. Click HERE to view the full list of gift cards. For the MMIMB form, click here. You may add any of the 750+ cards to the MMIMB list. Let's get shopping! - It's the same as the gift cards, but virtual and easy to download. When you are ready to shop, then remind yourself to use a virtual gift card. Need a gift? Gift cards are quick and easy! Go to the website and select, "Join a Program", then put in our group code: 9ED4DA7733861 Contact Yolanda Vallina: with any questions.

Amazon Smile - It's that time of year when we all shop! If you use Amazon, then go to Amazon Smile and type in "Mira Mesa Instrumental Music Boosters". Every little bit helps our students. Thank you!

In the Director's Corner

Normally, this week is our transition from marching season to concert season. Not this year! We will get to concert season soon enough, but there's a lot to do before that happens. It's time to get ready for the next 30+ days ahead. This is the sprint and it will be full of rehearsals, heart warming moments, incredible performances, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Enjoy each day, Sapphire Sound!

Parents, I need you to double check the Participant Form is completed for the Rose Parade. Check with your student and have them look at their personal emails (not school email). Thank you for your help with completing this form. If the vaccination card is complete, then you can also upload a photo of the front of the card in the same email.

To all of you, thank you for your support. I hope you have a great week ahead. The Blue Team is “All in”.

Mrs. C



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.



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