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 were honored to march once again (2016) in the Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1, 2022! The Sapphire Sound had a wonderful performance throughout the 5-1/2 mile route in Pasadena. Congratulations!

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:


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.

"Into the Light"- Fall 2021


Cali Bamboo Floors

Crab Hut Restaurant

Kiwanis International

Little Caesar’s Pizza

Jungle Tea


Knockout Pizzeria

R&B Filipino Cuisine

San Diego Coastal Rotary

Shoreline Partners

Team Braces

Charminar Indian Restaurant

Leucadia Pizza

Custom Clothing Co.


Grocery Outlet of Mira Mesa

Hipp Family & Hipp Wrap

The Fleming Family

The Leong Family

MMHS Sapphire Sound Class of 2021

June 27 - July 1, 2022

🌞Summer Edition


Enjoy the next few weeks with family and friends! Those in summer school, keep up the good work!

Band & Color Guard - If you haven't already filled out this form, please take a moment to fill out the REGISTRATION FORM for us to plan for the fall show, "Amongst the Stars". This will allow us to chart the right number of spots for the field show and allow us to get to know who will be in the Marching Band and Color Guard.

Add into the Google Classroom - Marching Band code is 4vmblwe and Color Guard code is j3ekagj

Uniform Sizing? Need to check out an instrument? Open Room Days on July 18th and 19th are the next option

We had a great start to uniform sizing! Thank you to everyone who came by school to be sized. You may have received a form showing what items students were sized for. Marching shoes, gloves, and the Class B polo shirt are encouraged for you to purchase. The jacket is optional, but it does get cold as we get into the fall season. We will have a variety of items to loan and will be available upon request to Tracy Noteware:

An online uniform payment platform will be coming, so if you prefer to pay online, please wait to purchase your uniform items. All other forms of payment are checks made payable to: MMIMB and cash payments. Please turn in your uniform items payment during the week of August 15th as we will put in a large order of shoes, gloves, shirts, and jackets during the first week of the Fall Camp in August.

If you missed the June uniform sizing, then we will have our Open Room Days in July which are the 18th and 19th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm. Come by school either day to be sized for our Class A uniforms and/or to check out an instrument. If those dates do not work, then we will do all final sizing during our first week of Fall Camp in August.

Open Room Days are meant to be fun and relaxed! We will have board games, music trivia, and other fun activities. These days are optional, but encouraged for everyone in the program to come by school and beat the heat.


Tuba #9 - We need one more! Got a friend who would like to learn long tones? This is the best way to integrate them into the program.

All other instruments? Sure! We will always take more students who are willing to be a part of our award-winning program. Just email Mrs. Christensen: if you are interested or know of someone who would like to be a part of the Sapphire Sound.

Color Guard - 3 spots - No experience needed! Ask friends who are supportive of the Sapphire Sound, but they don't play an instrument or haven't found the right place to fit in to an activity just yet. They'll have a great time!


The Google Calendar on our website has all updated information. Click on the event on the calendar for more information. Click here for the BAND WEBSITE.

SUMMER SCHEDULE: All camp dates, rehearsals, and activities are listed on the Google Calendar. Check out the calendar regularly to keep up to date.

COLOR GUARD: July 11th - 13th from 2:00 - 6:00 pm

PERCUSSION: July 13th - 14th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm

OPEN ROOM DAYS: July 18th - 19th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm

WIND ENSEMBLE STUDENT & PARENT MEETING: July 18th at 5:30 pm in the Band room

PARENT MEETING - Our first meeting of the school year! Come to the Band room on August 25th at 6:30 pm. Here about ALL of the fall events and activities of the Sapphire Sound.

FALL CALENDAR - Be sure to save the dates listed on the Google Calendar. Just scroll through the months and you will find many dates already listed. Thursday night rehearsals, home football games, Field Tournaments, Band Reviews, and Concerts are all dates you will want to be sure to add to your family calendars. The marching season goes by quickly! It concludes with SCSBOA Championships on Saturday, November 19th.

FALL CAMP for ALL BAND & COLOR GUARD: AUGUST 15-19 & AUGUST 22-26 at Mira Mesa HS (Bldg 800)

Fall Camp is an important two weeks in the marching season. Music, marching, and fundamentals of technique will all be developed during these days. The Fall Field Show “Amongst the Stars” will begin to take shape and you will be amazed at the progress of the Sapphire Sound each day. All students in Marching Band and Color Guard will work together from 2:30 - 9:00 pm Monday through Friday for these two weeks. Dinner will be provided each evening.

Parents and families, this will be your first opportunity to volunteer to serve food, help move equipment, hem up uniform sleeves and pants, or just come observe the learning process any evening as we work on the field. Being involved is one of the great things about our group. You will meet other parents and have a great time as well! Sign up volunteer opportunities will be coming soon.

What do students wear? Athletic shoes, blue shorts or athletic leggings, and black t-shirts for Band. Athletic shoes black shorts or black athletic leggings, and a white t-shirts for Color Guard.

What do you bring? Water containers, pencils, three-ring binders (can be provided if needed) with page protectors, music, color guard equipment, and a positive attitude.

Sapphire Sound students and staff with DCI this Summer!

We are proud of our Sapphire Sound students and staff: Charlie Nothdurft, Andre Perez, Janine Petalber, Ryan Ristine, marching tech Brandon Wallace, and the visual design and marching staff Joseph Hayes and Kevin Harrell who are all with the Mandarins Drum Corps this summer. Congratulations on your SoCal performances! Want to travel to see them again? The DCI schedule can be located here. Best wishes to all who are participating!


PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS! Tanya Mercado, past parent and MMIMB board member, is offering 30-minute sessions and will give a portion back to the program. This is a GREAT opportunity for senior photos to be taken or take your family holiday photos. Only 40 slots are available. Click HERE to book your session with Tanya.

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!

Ongoing - GIFT CARDS - SHOP ONLINE anytime, any day - RaiseRight (formally know as is an EASY way to help support our program. This program is the same as the gift cards, but virtual and easy for you to download. Go to the website and select, "Join a Program", then put in our group code: 9ED4DA7733861 Contact Yolanda Vallina: with any questions.

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

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer break so far. The 800 bldg is closed for the next two weeks before Color Guard and Percussion begin again. Take pictures of your summer vacation! You will have the opportunity to share your adventures later this summer.

Take care and we will see one another soon. Have a great week, Sapphire Sound!

"All In" always 💙💛,

Mrs. C