A heartfelt THANK YOU to all the music students, parents, alumni, friends and community for the huge outpouring of love and support for our extraordinary music teachers and the phenomenal MBUSD music program in response to recent cuts to the district music program. There were around 300 letters and submissions to the school board received by the end of the school board meeting on April 15th. The virtual meeting was attended by over 350 family and community members. You can view video of the full board meeting here.
Click the links below to read the letters that were submitted to the school board. Most of the letters that are related to the music program are under agenda item "F1" (pages 61 to 154 in Part 1; pages 23 to 47 in Part 2), and others under "D2" and other headings:
Due to the closing of the Mira Costa campus for the rest of the school year, we are not able to move forward with our spring shoe drive fundraiser. The community shoe drop-off day previously scheduled for May 23rd has been cancelled.
Thank you to everyone who already contributed shoes for this fundraiser. They will be donated to a local used clothing collection agency.
If you still have shoes to donate, please drop off directly to Goodwill, Salvation Army, or other agency when their facilities reopen.
With the uncertainty that surrounds whether the Mira Costa campus will be reopened before the end of the school year, the decision has been made not to move forward with producing a spring concert program in either printed or digital form. However, we will, instead, create a printed year-end keepsake booklet (similar to a concert program but with modified content) that will include letters from our directors, class photos, senior spotlight information, personal ads for students, etc.. The distribution of these booklets will be limited to one per choir family, and we well get them to everyone by the end of the school year as mementos for all our amazing choir students.
What does this mean for program ads?
If you already purchased a personal ad for your student, it will be used in the keepsake booklet, instead. If you haven't bought an ad but would like to do so, we are extending the order deadline to this Friday, May 8th. Putting an ad in the...