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MISSION BAY MUSIC                       2475 GRAND AVE.                             SAN DIEGO CA 92109



America's Finest City Dixieland Jazz Society

LSU Alumni Association

Mission Beach Woman's Club

Pacific Beach Woman's Club

Japanese Friendship Garden

Club Altura La Jolla

La Jolla Woman's Club

Pechette Family

Dawn Ducharme

Berstein Family

Tracy Ellis

Mary McGee

Jama Briscoe

Robert Halvin

James Moore

James Wilkins

Steven Hernandez

Charlotte Perry

Wachtel Family

Schulman Family

Bruce Andrews

Ryan Harris

Karen Johnson

Peter Austin

John Keast

Ruby Schulman

Betty Bob Halvin

Richard Newcomb

Donald and Judith Wesling

Paul Balmat

Geri Larkin

Nightingale Music

Shah Family

Jody Petersen

Michele Geving

Michael Dwyer

Hardin Gilbert

Emily's Birthday Fundraiser!



San Diego-Yokohama Sister City Society

Eurus Energy America Corporation

LSU Alumni Association

America's Finest City Dixieland Jazz Society

Pacific Beach Kiwanis

Mission Bay High School Alumni Association

San Diego Jazz Party

San Diego Rotary

New Orleans Jazz Club of Southern California

Pacific Beach Woman's Club

Mission Beach Woman's Club

La Jolla Woman's Club

Bernstein Family

David D.

Francis M.

Denise. S

Dawn B.

Chuck A.

Natalia J.

Joan R.

Jennifer T.

Dan and Sharron K.

June A.

Roger F.

Bruce A.

Akinori K.

Gary H.

Louis and Sarah K.

Lyle S.

Larry and Linda O.

Donna F.

Anne R.

Joan H.

Judith B.

Patricia M.

Salin S.

Carol B.



4/6 Update:  Fundraising Goal Reached!!

Thank you to everyone that made this campaign a success.  We are headed to New Orleans in 13 days!

3/21 Update: New Orleans Fundraiser huge success!

Thank you to our amazing community, alumni and MBHS staff for coming out to support our students.  It was a magical night seeing our Preservationists perform like true professionals for a packed house.  A special thank you to Sue Palmer for donating her time and talent, Pacific Beach Woman's Club for donating their beautiful venue and Chef Carlos for cooking up his delicious paella.

This year's Trip: NEW Orleans!

We are fundraising to give some of Southern California's most talented young musicians the opportunity to travel and perform in New Orleans, the birth place of jazz. The Mission Bay Music Program in San Diego California has a 30 year tradition of preserving and encouraging the performance of traditional jazz.  These students have given hundreds of hours, performing through the state spreading this music at community concerts and educational outreach events. 

The band’s reputation has traveled all the way to “Crescent City” where they have been invited to perform at the one-and-only, Preservation Hall!  We would take our top music ensemble, The Preservationists, to experience and learn from the birthplace of the music they have dedicated their high school careers to.  Our goal is to raise $15,000 to make this dream a reality.

Mission Bay High School is a Title 1 school with a very culturally diverse population. This is definitely something that is very unique to our school and city.  These students have limited resources.  The music program strives to enrich their lives and give them experiences that will foster a sense of purpose and pride in their heritage. We are a melting pot of cultures and music.  To have all these students from various backgrounds come together and form a cohesive group focused on traditional jazz is a true accomplishment. This learning experience would give students the opportunity of a lifetime!

All funds raised will go towards:

Travel expenses (plane tickets from San Diego to New Orleans)

Hotel Costs (5 days and 4 nights)

Instrument Rentals

Transportation in New Orleans for performances


Support experiences that change lives!

For the past 40 years we have given students the opportunity to grow as people and performers.  Through generous contributions from our community members and businesses we are able to provide students with instruments, workshops and private lessons with professionals, concert and festival performances and trips that have changed the culture of our music program and school.

Please consider donating to the Mission Bay Music Program.  All contributions are tax-deductible and collected through our 501c3 (Mission Bay High School Band Boosters).

Here are just a few ways your donations have changed lives at Mission Bay!

Our last trip to New Orleans: 2016

Our 3rd voyage to New Orleans with the Mission Bay Preservationists was magical.  We started off the trip with a live performance on WWOZ Radio.  Then we followed that with a performance at the Old US Mint with the legendary Wendell Brunious on trumpet.  Other shows included Preservation Hall, sitting in with the Treme Brass Band, busking with the Second Hand Street Band and much more!  We even recorded a live album while we were in town.  Check it out HERE!

Japan Trip 2017

What a trip!! We played 8 shows at 8 different venues, visited 2 cities, collaborated with over 100 music students and musicians, visited 15 historical landmarks, traveled by foot, bus, subway and train, consumed many orders of sashimi, made friends with some of the kindest people and brought back a group of students that will hopefully see the word with greater cultural understanding and compassion. We will miss you Japan!

Our Preservationists performed like true professionals and acted as wonderful ambassadors for our school, city and country.  This trip would not have been possible if not for the financial support of our community and the San Diego Yokohama Sister City Society.  SDYSCS President Steven Sigafus and his wife Kimiko worked tirelessly to make sure this trip was an extraordinary experience for our students.  Domo Arigatou Gozaimasu!