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!

November 30 - December 4, 2020

Grading Period ends Friday (12/4)

The Student Corner

THOSE STUDENT INTERESTED IN AUDITIONING FOR THE ALL-STATE HONOR GROUPS, THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS TUESDAY (12/1) - Mrs. C needs to create your audition link, so please let her know if you are auditioning. CBDA ALL-STATE HONOR BAND

Tech Support for Families - SDUSD Online Learning Page - LINK

Free and/or Reduced Lunch Applications - Application LINK

Monday - Friday - Meals available at Mira Mesa HS

On the Calendar

Monday, November 30 - Log back on and attend school!

Tuesday, December 1 - #GivingTuesday - This is the perfect day to make a donation to the Sapphire Sound program. Go to the Band website to make a donation or check out our Facebook page with our #GivingTuesday link.

Tuesday, December 1 - Deadline for CBDA All-State Honor Band (see above)

Tuesday, December 1 - No cooking necessary today/tonight! It's the first Tuesday of the month, so our restaurant fundraiser is at SPICES THAI CAFE.

THE SCSBOA ALL-SOUTHERN HS HONOR GROUPS audition deadline is February 5, 2021. Masterclasses and other unique opportunities will be a part of this year's All-Southern honor experience. The virtual performance will be held April 24, 2021.

The Google Calendar on our website has all updated information. Keep it as one of your favorites. Click here for theBAND 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. 💙💛


Restaurant Fundraisers - We have two local businesses who help give back to the program: Spices Thai Cafe andBest Pizza & Brew. Please try to dine out on the Tuesdays that are scheduled on our calendar. We thank both businesses for their support of the Sapphire Sound!

DONATIONS - #GivingTuesday (or Monday - Sunday) is here! Please consideration making a donation to help support the Band and Color Guard program. Donations can be made online via the information on the main page of the Band website. Thank you!

GIFT CARDS - ShopWithScrip2020 - Contact Yolanda Vallina: or Jan Roberts: with any questions.

Ongoing - GIFT CARDS - SHOP ONLINE anytime, any day - 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

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 you had a great week and thanksgiving holiday. How can it be December already? Wow, this year is almost over… We have just 3 weeks until our Winter Break. Should you be hearing “holiday music” in your home each morning? Of course! 'Tis the Season!

The holidays are a special time, but they can also be difficult for many. Be a friend and reach out. A quick check in with someone can change how they (and you) feel. Some of the strongest people I know also need this outreach, so let's continue to build our community and support one another. Remember, this is bridge #1 and #3 for this year. (Bridges - Relationship Building, Skill Development, and Community)

We have Giving Tuesday and Spices Thai Cafe tomorrow. Thank you for your support! I hope you have a great week!

“Dream, Believe, Achieve”…13 months until January 1, 2022. 🌹

"All In" always 💙💛,

Mrs. C



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10606 Camino Ruiz, Ste 8, PMB 111

San Diego, CA 92126