Bringing the World of Music to Your Doorstep

Part of MB Music Coalition’s mission is to foster lasting engagement with the musical arts by providing students with enriching experiences that explore the intersection of music education and the larger role of music in the world. We endeavor to do this by offering a carefully curated series of events, each designed to explore a different aspect of music in our lives.

Behind the Conductor’s Baton – Student-led Interviews of MB’s Award Winning Music Faculty

Modeled after the popular “Inside the Actor’s Studio” show, this event series allows students to get to know the Music Program faculty in a relaxed and congenial environment. Featuring student-led interviews and student submitted questions, the evening will focus on the role music has played in the lives of those who teach the craft. Click HERE to find out more.

Education Meets the Masters

This event focuses on connecting students with the professional world of music that exists outside the school experience. Featuring career musicians, professionals in the music industry, and topics selected by the students, Education Meets the Masters offers students an expanded view of the music industry, and a glimpse at how to pursue music making beyond high school. Click HERE to find out more.

The Tri-M Music Honor Society Welcome Reception

The Tri-M Music Honor Society is a program of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), designed to provide leadership and service opportunities to students, and recognize them for their achievements in music. The MB Music Coalition is proud to host a Welcome Reception for Mira Costa’s Tri-M membership each year. Due to challenges relating to Covid, the 2020-21 school year welcome reception will take place later than usual – on January 22nd, 2021. Student Members will receive an invitation to the event at the email address they provided to Chapter leadership.

Quarter Notes – Coming in the Fall of 2021

Premiering in the fall of 2021, this collection of events and experiences seeks to create opportunities for elementary-age students to get to know the Manhattan Beach Music Program. Quarter Notes offerings may include such events as Jamborees and Virtual and Augmented Reality experiences, that introduce the world of music in Manhattan Beach’s schools to the youngest students. Click HERE to find out more.

The Encore Project – Coming in Fall of 2021

Seeking to develop connections between current music students and graduates of the music program, The Encore Project will redefine networking and foster a musical community that extends beyond graduation. Click HERE to find out more.

Past Events

Town Hall

The MB Music Coalition hosted a school board candidate Town Hall in October of 2020. As part of that event, each candidate generously shared their views on issues specific to the Music Program.

Read the Candidates’ Positions on Music Related Issues Here:

Jason Boxer’s “Music in MBUSD Issue Sheet”

Mike Brunick’s “Music in MBUSD Issue Sheet”

Heather de Roos’ “Music in MBUSD Issue Sheet”

Cathey Graves’ “Music in MBUSD Issue Sheet”

View the Town Hall Here:


Education Meets the Masters | Behind The Conductor’s Baton | The Encore Project | Quarter Notes