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MIMEAA Overview: Presentation at the MBUSD Bands Celebration 2021

OUR FOCUS

VISION & MISSION

Create a Pipeline of Musicians from elementary school, middle to high school and beyond.

Create a love of music so that young musicians continue playing and gain access to the social, emotional, and educational benefits of being part of an instrumental music experience.

GOALS

1. RECONNECT with alumni, family and friends by attending concerts, competitions, and social events. We send out a quarterly newsletter and emails so you can join your band family at:  

  • Home Games
  • Field Shows & Championships
  • Parades
  • Concerts
  • Festivals
  • Fundraisers
  • ​Events

2. NETWORK by sharing college and professional connections with fellow alumni, families and friends and receive our quarterly newsletter to stay up-to-date on MIMEAAs programs

We are building our alumni, family and friends database. 

  • Alumni: Click HERE to complete 3 min. survey

3. GIVE BACK to the MCHS band program and students.

Alumni, Families & FriendsSign Up for our Newsletter

MCHS Alumni Association
President: Christine Itano-Cosner
Treasurer: Lilly Chang
Secretary: Peggy Otsubo
Alumni Liaison: OPEN
​Social Chair: OPEN  

Contact Us: miracostabandalumni@gmail.com


GOALS + ACTIONS + EVENTS + VIDEOS

Music Intern Partnership logo

GOAL: Provide funding and management of MCHS & MBUSD Elementary interns/assistants

ACTIONS/ACHIEVEMENTS:

• Seek sustained funding sources for Elementary Band Director beyond 2022

• 2017-2021 Intern provided MCHS Band Director with additional time for planning, music education and MBMS and K-8 outreach

• 2020-2022 Intern provided Elementary Band Director is able to teach classes while the assistant provides one-on-one support to students

Alumni Panel

GOAL: Alumni share their advice and tips for college admissions and the benefits of being in MCHS Bands Program 

ACTION/ACHIEVEMENTS:

• Sponsor and Host 2018-2022 Alumni College Panel

EVENT:

• 4th Annual ​College Panel, August 14, 2021

VIDEO:

2021 College Panel

Newsletter

GOAL: Share alumni goals, projects, events and MCHS Bands concerts and fundraisers 

ACTION/ACHIEVEMENTS:

• Email 3 to 4 newsletters per year that include MIMEAA and MCHS Bands news and events

Mentors

GOAL: Support K-8 programs to ensure sustained pipeline of musicians into MCHS Bands

ACTION/ACHIEVEMENTS: MCHS band student volunteers mentoring and mentored…

• 2020-2022 MBUSD and HBUSD elementary band students for 30 minute virtual sessions

• MBMS students weekly at the afterschool rehearsals – returning 2021-2022

• 2020-2021 Shared “How to Setup & Run” a Mentoring Program with MCHS Choir

Alumni Resources

GOAL: Offer alumni opportunities to connect with professionals (alumni, family & friends) in fields of interest and for help with job searches

ACTION/ACHIEVEMENTS:

• Create electronic system for connections 2022-2023

• Solicit professionals

Sneak Preview

GOAL: Offer opportunities for alumni and parents to reconnect and network

ACTION/ACHIEVEMENTS: ​

• Promoted 2017- 2021 Sneak Preview