OUR GOAL: $20,000

Help us raise funds by attending our new concert series at the Japanese Friendship Garden! Starts February 14th.

Help us raise funds by attending our new concert series at the Japanese Friendship Garden! Starts February 14th.


MISSION BAY MUSIC                       2475 GRAND AVE.                             SAN DIEGO CA 92109



LSU Alumni Association

Mission Beach Woman’s Club

Pacific Beach Woman's Club

MBHS Alumni Association

Pacific Beach Kiwanis

America’s Finest City Dixieland Jazz Society

Dick Fitzer

Bardwill Family

VAPA Foundation

George W Lattimer

Friends of PB Library

The Pfeifer Family

La Jolla Woman’s Club

June Andrews

Holly Foster

Deanna Solomonsen

The Pattersons

Francis Maloney

Design Consignment Gallery

Westmont Living

David Dickson

The Gilbert Family

Chris Olson

Kermit Roy

Lonell Wright

Michele Geving

Marina Wilson

Matthew Boomhower

Steve Seidensticker

Vanya Russell

Faith LaValle

Kapchinske Family

Ellie Flores

Dawn Van Boxtel

Lauren Wilson

Judith and Donald Wesling

The Roque Family

The Merlos Family

April West

Alan Driskill

Patricia Barnhill

Jody Petersen

Patricia McGill

The Wilkins Family

Leslie Hernandez


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!




UPDATE: WE REACHED OUT GOAL!!! Thank you to everyone that contributed. We are off to Japan April 15-22. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram throughout the trip. We will be posting all week.

UPDATE: Our fundraiser concert was a huge success!!! We raised over $8,000. Thank you to our guest musicians Sue Palmer and April West AND everyone that came out to support our Preservationists. $1,000 more to go!

We are fundraising to give some of Southern California's most talented young musicians the opportunity to travel and perform in JAPAN. This adventure started almost two years ago when the Preservationists were selected to perform and represent San Diego in its sister city Yokohama, Japan in April of 2017 to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of sister city relations. We will be returning in April of 2019 to collaborate with local musicians, perform for community events and enhance the bonds between our two cities.

We need to raise $40,000 to make this dream a reality.  The San Diego-Yokohama Sister City Society has offered to help raise half of the needed funds.  We are hopeful community and business members will step up to help fund this amazing experience. 

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 Japan), hotel costs (8 days and 7 nights), instrument rentals, transportation in Japan for performances

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 some of our past trips


New Orleans

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!