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 

Band is selling Lifestyle hats!

Click Here to purchase your Costa Lifestyle hat Description:  Wide-brimmed, black polyester hat with adjustable strap and an embroidered MC logo on the front. Hats will be delivered; please enter address.

Band is selling Mira Costa Face Masks!

Click Here to purchase a Costa Face Mask! Details:  This mask is 100% sourced material and constructed in the USA. It is 2 ply cotton, machine washable and the original art was created by our very own Mira Costa Class of 2020 Color Guard Captain, Ellery Spyker. 100% of…
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