MCHS Choirs Spring Shoe Drive Cancelled

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. If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Konis tak8183@aol.com. Thank you for your ongoing support of Mira Costa Choirs.

Choir CPK Fundraiser Cancelled

Due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, the Choir CPK fundraiser previously scheduled for June 1st has been cancelled. If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Konis tak8183@aol.com. Thank you for your ongoing support of Mira Costa Choirs.

Choir Virtual Banquet & Awards Ceremony June 2, 2020

Announcing Choir Virtual Banquet & Awards Ceremony Tues., June 2, 2020 5 pm Please mark your calendar and join us to commemorate a wonderful year of choir. We will be hosting a choir virtual banquet and awards ceremony via Zoom beginning at 5 pm on Tuesday, June 2nd. The event will include videos from all the Costa choirs, senior recognitions, speeches by class presidents, and choir awards presentations. Mr. Hayden is retiring, so this will be his last choir banquet and an extra special celebration. Don't miss it! The event is open to choir students and parents. Please be on the lookout for additional info and instructions, coming soon, for joining the event via Zoom. Looking forward to shar

Choir Spring 2020 Keepsake Booklet - Ad Order Deadline Friday, May 8th

Dear Costa Choir Parents, Students, and Alumni, 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

Please Submit Comment to MBUSD School Board by 4pm Tomorrow!

Dear MBUSD Music Family and Friends, To the many students, parents, alumni, and community members who have submitted public comments in advance of tomorrow's (Wednesday) school board meeting - thank you so much! We are grateful you shared your stories and raised your voice in support of music in our district. If you would like to submit a comment but haven't done it yet, it's not too late! You you can do so until 4:00 pm tomorrow, Wednesday, April 15th. Here is the link you will need to submit a comment: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdTsae9jhHd1JfKbFrHLFaKQyLwxvsX4mfKRA2IYB7_TArRuQ/viewform?fbzx=-1508664876724799193 You'll be asked to "Select an Item #" to address to the Board of

Here's How to Submit Your Comments re. Music Program Cuts for the April 15th School Board Meetin

Dear MBUSD Music Family and Friends, Here is information for sending your letter/public comments regarding music program cuts to the MBUSD School Board for the upcoming online school board meeting next week. All comments will be read aloud by admin at the meeting. Meeting date & time: 5pm this coming Wednesday, April 15th Deadline to submit comments: Please submit as soon as possible and, ideally, by noon on the day of the meeting (4/15). Final cut-off for comments is normally 1 hour before the meeting. Link for submitting comments: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdTsae9jhHd1JfKbFrHLFaKQyLwxvsX4mfKRA2IYB7_TArRuQ/viewform?fbzx=-1508664876724799193 You'll be asked to "Select an Item

MBUSD Music Program Budget Cuts - Summary of Dr. Benham's Report & Next Steps

Dear Music Family and Friends, Thank you for your ongoing support of the MBUSD Music Program. Below is a brief summary of the report compiled by national music expert, Dr. John Benham, detailing the cuts which have been made to the program and the profound and devastating effect on the program if steps are not taken now to reverse them. Please read and help us save our music program! (If you'd prefer to view the full report, click here). There is an online school board meeting coming up next Wednesday, April 15th. Please consider submitting a public comment in advance of the meeting to voice your concerns about the program cuts, and please attend the online meeting. A meeting agenda and link

Budget Cuts & MBUSD Music Program Advocacy - Letter to Parents

Hello Parents and Supporters of the MBUSD Music Program, Thank you to all of you who were able to be a part of the various teleconference calls with Dr. Benham. It was wonderful to have over 200 people join the Town Hall on Saturday. By now, you should have received Dr. Benham's report (sent under separate cover), also available by clicking HERE. Even if you weren't able to participate on the calls, please continue reading this message and consider being part of our advocacy effort to help reinstate the recent cuts which have been made to our district's music program. The report has been sent to every School Board member, as well as the senior members of the administration and all school pri

Please Read: National Music Expert's Report on Budget Cuts & the MBUSD Music Program

Dear MBUSD Music Families and Friends, We value and are grateful for your support of our music program over the years. As you have heard, the current district budget cuts are threatening the viability of our music program. As you know, Dr. John Benham, a national music education expert, was recently brought in to examine these budget cuts, assess the status of the MBUSD music program, and propose clear, proven solutions to the current issues. Click here to read his report. This report provides data-supported and research-driven, in-depth evaluation and analysis of the MBUSD music program, and it highlights important issues in the program, along with strategic and structural recommendations.

MBUSD Music Program Cuts - Student Letter

The message below was written by a student and is directed specifically to students. Please share with your student if they are interested in writing letters to the MBUSD School Board regarding recent cuts to the district music program. And please be on the lookout for a separate message which will be distributed soon for parents. -------------------- Please note: Students should identify themselves in their letters as MUSIC students. They definitely can share their experiences in choir, band, or orchestra, but we really want to represent ourselves as a single unified voice for the entire MBUSD music program. Student message: Here are some notes I took on the student meeting this morning w

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