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 

Mira Costa Band updates!

Congratulations to all Seniors and thank you for their participation in the Mira Costa Band Program! Please click here to view the YouTube Concert held at Waller Stadium on June 3, 2021.

Purchase a Costa Stadium Seat and support Band!

This durable, lightweight, comfortable stadium seat is available in black and features bold “Costa” mustang artwork. Seat has a frame and armrests for added comfort, built in bench clips, a back pouch, two front pockets, and a handle for easy transport. Local pick up only. Get yours now for $45!

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