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]

Congratulations to Rotary Solo Competition finalists!

Rotary Solo competition results Congratulations to all of the finalists for their excellent solo performances last Friday, February 1st. If you were able to attend this event, you will agree that each and every performance was truly extraordinary. Here are the results for the finals round: 9th/10th Grade Division Strings…
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Mira Costa Bands congratulate top musicians!

Congratulations to Ryan Koch and Trevor King on making it into the All Southern California Wind Ensemble, in what seems to have become an intensely competitive endeavor! Ryan performed on the tuba, and Trevor on the trumpet. Also, the final results are in for the 2019 Rotary Solo Competition. ​All award winners…
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Mira Costa Band member wins award!

Jesse Eads has been named a 2019 National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) Merit winner in Jazz Electric Bass.  He will receive a cash prize of up to $10,000; is eligible to participate in YoungArts’ regional programs, including YoungArts Miami (February 19–24, 2019), ​YoungArts Los Angeles (March 26– 31, 2019) and YoungArts New York (April 23–28, 2019), and will join a professional…
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