Winter Concert and Jazz at the Manhattan Beach Fireworks

The Mira Costa Bands wrapped up their year with “The Winter Concert” on Dec. 8, 2017. The concert featured performances from all of our ensembles: Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony and Jazz 1. A highlight of the concert was the dueling “Nutcracker Suites” performed by the Wind Symphony and the Jazz 1, playing off the traditional Tchaikovsky arrangement against the Duke Ellington version.

The Jazz 1 Band performed at the Manhattan Beach Fireworks on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.

Sitting on the stage set up on the Manhattan Beach Pier with an incredible sunset behind them, the Jazz Band played holiday favorites for this quintessential Manhattan Beach Holiday Tradition.

Looking ahead to 2018 the Winterguard and Drumline groups have started rehearsing. The theme for the Winterguard show this year is “The Shining”– which should make for a very interesting show. On January 20, 2018 the Marching Band and Colorguard will travel to California Adventures to perform in a Disneyland parade and represent Mira Costa at “The Happiest Place on Earth”. In March the Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble will travel to Sonoma to appear in a music festival there.

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