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Estancia High School play selected as the top show
The Estancia High School play, “Letters to Sala”, received first place honors in the California Educational Theatre Association’s (CETA) Orange County awards program. For more info, see:
MESA instrumentalists perform with the Disneyland Band
On Jan. 24th, four Costa Mesa H.S. band students had the privilege of performing with the Disneyland Band at the Henry & Renée Segerstrom Concert Hall. The students were included in one of the annual performances that the Disneyland Band gives for 2nd graders, county-wide, courtesy of the Orange County Philharmonic Society. The four students were Nancy Le (alto sax), Anna To (trumpet), Zaid Batarseh (clarinet), and Terry Crowley (trombone.)
O.C. Music and Arts Administrators Awards
Tamara Fairbanks and Kirby Piazza were honored at the 2016 O.C. County Music and Arts Administrators Awards on Wednesday, May 4 at the Samueli Theatre at the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts. Miss Fairbank's work in elementary music at Mariners and other schools, during the summer and with the Pacific Chorale Academy has led to this well deserved honor. Mr. Piazza is a leader in visual art instruction at CMHS and across the district and spearheaded the establishment of a district-wide art showcase which happens every spring at OCC.
District Band Festival
District String Festival
District Choral Festival
"A note-able revival: After lean years, the sound of music returns to Orange County schools"
How music programs are slowly being resurrected around O.C.