Nov 21 - 22, 2020
WBA Virtual Finale
The Nightmare Before Christmas by the Mira Costa Wind Ensemble - Mira Costa High School
Nov 21, 2020
Mira Costa High School Wind Ensemble
Selections from The NIghtmare Before Christmas
Music by Danny Elfman, arr. Michael Brown
Director or Bands - Joel Carlson
Percussion Director - Jeremy Miller
With a curricular focus on the development of individual expressivity, encouraging each student performer to engage with the written music in a way that brings the page to life beyond mere accuracy, the Mira Costa Wind Ensemble has become known for engaging performances of advanced high school and collegiate repertoire.
Each of the Mira Costa High School performances has a lead in that starts to explain little bits about how we have been able to find ways to rehearse and ultimately perform here at the WBA Virtual Festival Finale despite having some of the strictest quarantining regulations in the country in Los Angeles County, California. While the videos make many things clear, it remains to be said that our wind instrument players are still not allowed to play wind instruments in person at all in our county and all though the marching band has been able to practice and perform in person visually with the winds and colorguard and musically with the drumline, our concert and jazz ensembles have been 100% distance for every person since March of 2020. We hope you enjoy our performances and look forward to bringing the feedback from the adjudicators back into rehearsal as we continue to practice and prepare for our final performance of this material and more at our Winter Concert, coming soon to a screen near you December 23rd, 7PM PST. Check www.miracostabands.com for details on purchasing tickets as we get closer to the beginning of December!