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 updates!

The Costa Marching Band has been hard at work perfecting their show, “Dream On”.   They performed at halftime at the last two Costa home games with a lot of cheers and applause!  At last game Costa also hosted local middle schoolers from Hermosa and MBMS.  It was great fun…
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September Band Highlights!

The Mira Costa Marching Band and Colorguard are gearing up for their upcoming season.  They started off with band camp for two weeks in the hot sun working on their show, “Dream On”.  They first performed their show at a “Sneak Peek” for family and friends at the beginning of…
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