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(Updated 9/11/19)



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Kurt Gray, Director

Apryl Garcia, Asst.

Mesa Verde Middle School
14000 Peach Hill Rd.
Moorpark, CA 93021
(805)378-6309 x275            fax. (805)531-6620

Weekly Schedule


8:00-9:00 Jazz A

9:00-9:55 Wind Sym.

10:00-10:52 Chamber Str.

10:57:11:49 String Orch.


12:34-1:26 Puma Band

1:31-2:23 Puma Strings

2:28-3:20 Wind Ensemble



8:00-9:00 Jazz B

9:00-9:55 Wind Ensemble

10:00-10:52 Wind Sym.

10:57:11:49 String Orch.


12:34-1:26 Puma Band

1:31-2:23 Chamber Str.

2:28-3:20 Puma Strings



8:00-9:00 Jazz A

9:00-9:55 Puma Strings

10:00-10:52 Wind Ensemble

10:57:11:49 String Orch.


12:34-1:26 Puma Band

1:31-2:23 Wind Sym.

2:28-3:20 Chamber Str.



8:00-9:00 Jazz A  

9:00-9:55 Chamber Str.

10:00-10:52 Puma Strings

10:57:11:49 String Orch.


12:34-1:26 Puma Band

1:31-2:23 Wind Ensemble

2:28-3:20 Wind Symphony



8:30-9:30 Jazz B

9:40-10:30 Wind Sym.

10:35-11:15 Chamber Str.

11:20-12:00 String Orch.


12:50-1:30 Puma Band

1:35-2:15 Puma Str.

2:20-3:00 Wind Ensemble

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8th Grade Night

Hello 8th Grade Families!

This Friday October 11 is one of our favorite events of the year - 8th Grade Night with the MHS Marching Musketeers at this Friday's home football game.  This is a mandatory performance for all 8th graders, and optional (high recommended!) for 7th graders in our top ensembles.  The kids are aware, but here are the details:

Call Time:

4:40pm @ MHS Baseball Field (across from Vons)


Any Mesa Music or Moorpark attire.  Dress warmly, as it gets chilly in late in the game.

What to bring:

Instrument (or sticks, percussion), 8th grade night music, and an open mind!

Strings, too?

YES, strings too!  A number of string players have continued on and joined marching band, and it happens every year.  They go on to become section leaders, drum majors, and conductors in the group.  Friday may be more about the social/fun aspect of games, but Moorpark's Marching Band is one steeped in tradition, and there's a reason for the 95% retention rate once students join. It's FUN.


After the game, we'll march back to the Band Room, and students will be dismissed from there.  Dismissal will likely be around 10:00pm.

Parents are more than welcome to come, but will need to pay admission into the game. There's often a large block of band parents at each game, and it's almost as fun for adults as it is the kids.


Kurt Gray

Director, MVMS

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