Under the direction of Joel Carlson, the GRAMMY® award winning Mira Costa Bands are part of the comprehensive music department at Mira Costa High School that stresses music education through performance. From the three Concert Ensembles to our Jazz Ensembles and Marching Ensembles, the Mira Costa Bands provide a breadth of opportunity to students to perform at the highest level of excellence.

All of our groups have been hailed by professional critics and adjudicators alike for their fantastic performances and advanced repertoire. Our Concert Ensembles were featured in their Carnegie Hall debut in Spring 2016 and our Jazz Band took top honors in 2017. Also, a whopping 40% of Mira Costa’s National Merit Semi-Finalists for 2018 were band members.

The Band Boosters rely on parent volunteers, who are the behind-the-scenes heroes of our band programs. Our fundraisers, including candy sales at football games, a booth at the Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair each October, and others help fund our stellar program. We couldn’t do it without you! For more information about volunteering, please contact us at [email protected]

Costa Band POPS Concert with Davie Benoit!

Mira Costa Bands Perform with David Benoit It was a performance for the ages. The concert bands all played for our POPS Concert on May 30th. Jazz pianist and distinguished MCHS alumni David Benoit played with the Jazz Band and brought down the house! Recordings will be made available on…
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Band updates for May!

Jazz Bands hit high notes at Festival The MCHS Jazz Bands and Combos performed for adjudicators at the Riverside Jazz Festival, held last Friday. They  won first place in two divisions, as well as for sight-reading. Well done, Jazz musicians! Jazz 1 closes out El Camino Jazz Festival The talented…
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