The 2016-2017 school year will start off with the "Sapphire Sound" Marching Band and Color Guard rehearsing for field tournaments, band reviews, and other school/community performances.  In the spring semester, the Marching Band breaks into three ensembles: Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and the Concert Band.
Members from the Band have the opportunity to audition for the Musical Pit Orchestra ("The Little Mermaid"), be a part of Pep Band, and/or form small ensembles. Students will also be encouraged to audition for the District, All-Southern, and State level Honor Bands. The 245-member Marching Band and Color Guard is presenting our field show "Acts of Light". We invite you to join us at a football game, our Annual Band Tournament hosted at school on November 5th, and/or at our Winter Concert on December 8th, 2016. 
Our program believes in hard work, focus, commitment, and having a pride of excellence in music! The Band room is a second home for many and my door is always open.



DIRECTOR:
JEANNE CHRISTENSEN
(AKA: Mrs. C)

As an educator for over 25 years, I believe in "Music" and all that it can do for a student.  The arts are essential to the academic success of any student and it is my passion to help students along through these four years of high school. Within the Band and Color Guard, we have a comprehensive program.  Students can learn and develop their instrumental skills, take AP Music Theory, which will help their growth in music comprehension and composition, have repeated opportunities for performance, set high goals and standards, and have the opportunity to become a student leader. Accountability and teamwork are essential in each class and the motto, "Never give up" is something we live by. 



ASSISTANT DIRECTOR:
MATTHEW MULVANEY
(AKA: Mr. M)

Mr. Mulvaney, is the Director of Orchestras and Assistant Band Director at Mira Mesa High School. As the orchestra director at Mira Mesa, Mr. M oversees both the Symphony and Concert Orchestras. Mr. Mulvaney is an active member of the National Association for Music Education, the American String Teachers Association, the Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association, and currently serves as the All-State Orchestra Manager on behalf of the California Orchestra Directors Association. Mr. Mulvaney holds degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Miami.