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August 21 - First Day of School

September 5 - Back to School Night

September 12 - Instrument Rental Night

October 11 - 8th Grade Night at MHS

October 30 - Coffee Concerts

October 31 - Picture Day

(Updated 8/20/19)

 

 

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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

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Weekly Schedule

MONDAY

8:00-9:00 Jazz A

9:00-9:55 Wind Sym.

10:00-10:52 Chamber Str.

10:57:11:49 String Orch.

Lunch

12:34-1:26 Puma Band

1:31-2:23 Puma Strings

2:28-3:20 Wind Ensemble

 

TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 Jazz B

9:00-9:55 Wind Ensemble

10:00-10:52 Wind Sym.

10:57:11:49 String Orch.

Lunch

12:34-1:26 Puma Band

1:31-2:23 Chamber Str.

2:28-3:20 Puma Strings

 

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 Jazz A

9:00-9:55 Puma Strings

10:00-10:52 Wind Ensemble

10:57:11:49 String Orch.

Lunch

12:34-1:26 Puma Band

1:31-2:23 Wind Sym.

2:28-3:20 Chamber Str.

 

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00 Jazz A  

9:00-9:55 Chamber Str.

10:00-10:52 Puma Strings

10:57:11:49 String Orch.

Lunch

12:34-1:26 Puma Band

1:31-2:23 Wind Ensemble

2:28-3:20 Wind Symphony

 

FRIDAY

8:30-9:30 Jazz B

9:40-10:30 Wind Sym.

10:35-11:15 Chamber Str.

11:20-12:00 String Orch.

Lunch

12:50-1:30 Puma Band

1:35-2:15 Puma Str.

2:20-3:00 Wind Ensemble

Monday
Feb252019

Santa Susana Festival Date Change

Hello Parents,

 

Trips slips for the Santa Susana HS Festival went home today.  Please note that the trip slip reflects a date change from Thursday March 14 to Friday March 15. All times communicated in a previous email remain the same. Please let me know if you have any issues with picking up your child on that Friday the 15th *instead of* Thursday the 14th.

 

Thank you!

 

Kurt Gray

Thursday
Feb212019

District Band and Strings Nights

Join us for our annual MUSD Band and Strings nights for performances from Mesa Verde, Chaparral, Moorpark High School, and Arroyo West ensembles.

Wind Ensemble and Chamber Strings only, please see the following information regarding the March 6 & 7 MUSD Concerts. Note that students are only required to attend on the night of their performance but are welcome to attend the other evening's concert.

 

March 6 District Band Night, Wind Ensemble only

Attire: Formal Concert Attire 

Call time: 5:30pm in MHS Music Room

Tickets: $5 student (non-performing), $10 adult at the door

Performance Start: ~6:30pm in PAC

Release: ~8:30pm in MHS Music Room

 

March 7 District Strings Night, Chamber Strings only

Attire: Formal Concert Attire 

Call time: 5:30pm in MHS Music Room

Tickets: $5 student (non-performing), $10 adult at the door

Performance Start: ~6:30pm in PAC

Release: ~8:30pm in MHS Music Room

Thursday
Nov152018

Happy Thanksgiving - Panda Night 11/27

Hi Mesa Music Families!

Before we go on break, I want to make you aware of another Panda Express night we'll be holding on Tuesday 11/27.  We'll be handing out hard copies of the flyer that you'll need to bring in on Monday the 26th, or you can print out the following (right click to save):

Flyers will also be available in the office

I wish you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving break!

Mr. Gray

Thursday
Oct112018

Coffee Concerts

Hello parents!

You are cordially invited to Mesa Music’s first performance of the year, on Thursday October 25 for our 12th annual Coffee Concerts!

Each class, or ensemble, will put on an “open house” style performance, where you get to see a little bit of what we do on a daily basis.  7th and 8th grade groups will conclude the performance time with one or two pieces we’ve worked up over the first weeks of school.  

Each performance will start roughly around the time their class meets, and last 30-40 minutes.  Bands will perform in the Multi Purpose Room (MPR), while Strings will be in the Music Room (F2).  The Mesa Verde Music Boosters will be providing coffee for its namesake event.

Here’s the schedule:

  • Wind Symphony: 9:00a - 9:55a, MPR
  • Wind Ensemble: 10:00a - 10:52a, MPR
  • String Orchestra: 10:57a - 11:49a, F2
  • Chamber Strings: 11:54a - 12:46p, F2
  • Puma Band: 12:34p - 1:26p, MPR
  • Puma Strings: 2:28p - 3:20p, F2

If your son/daughter has their performance before their PE class, please send them to school dressed in concert attire, with a casual change of clothes for after PE.

If your son/daughter has their performance after their PE class, please send them to school dressed casually, and have them change into concert attire at the end of their PE class.

Proper concert attire is outlined in the Music Handbook, but is generally all black semi-formal wear from the waist down, with Mesa Music T-shirts for Puma Band/Strings, white button up oxford shirts and burgundy ties for WS/SO, and black button up oxford shirts and burgundy ties for WE/CS.  Mesa T-shirts and ties for the appropriate ensembles will be handed out the week of the concerts.

We hope to see you there! 

Kurt Gray, Director

Apryl Garcia, Assistant Director

Wednesday
Sep262018

Jazz Audition Music

Greetings!

Below is the downloadable 2018-2019 Jazz audition music.  Sign up for an auditon time in the Music Room.  Time slots are currently posted.

Requirements are as follows:

1.  One major scale of Mr. Gray's choosing: Bb, Eb, Ab, or F

2.  The audition music, provided below.  Practice with the linked accompaniment mp3.

3.  A short sight-reading excerpt to be provided at the time of audition.

Students are encouraged to seek help with the audition music from a private teacher.  Speak with Mrs. Garcia, or Mr. Gray for instrument-specific help.

Winds, Guitar and Piano: All music, plus improvisation if 8th (optional improve if 6/7th)

Drums: Straight through, with fills where appropriate. 

Alto/Bari Saxophone, mp3 

Tenor Saxophone, mp3 

Trumpet, mp3 

Trombone, mp3 

Piano, mp3 

Bass, mp3 

Drums, mp3 

Guitar, mp3  

This year, the band configuration will depend on how many students audition.  We may run as many as 3 ensembles, grouped by ability, not grade.  Only students prepared with all materials will be considered for the top groups, so be prepared, and ask any questions at least a week before your audition.

Good skill to everyone!

Mr. Gray