Mira Costa Choirs
2023-2024 School Year
President - Melissa Farr
VP - Kate Malik
Treasurer - Melissa Elmasian
Secretary - OPEN
Concerts VP - OPEN
Festivals & Trips VP - Noelle Stroyke
Community Outreach and Social Events - Cathy Oh
Banquet- Kristin White
Mira Costa Choirs
Booster Organization Structure
(Approved by vote of the general membership every May for the coming school year)
- VP • Treasurer
- Concerts VP
- Festivals & Trips VP
- Community Outreach & Social Events
- MB10K Chair
- Fundraising Chair (Birthday Grams, Mattress sales, Costa branded gear, restaurant nights)
- Banquet Chair
- Guest Performer Chair
Other Volunteer Positions
- Mentor Liaison
- Alumni Liaison
- Performance Attire Coordinator
- Volunteer Coordinator
- Communications, PR & Social Media Coordinator
The Mira Costa Choirs Performance Attire includes:
Choir T-Shirt - Forest green t-shirt with white silk-screened logo. Used for community events and informal performances such as caroling in downtown Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach, caroling at the Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks, the Manhattan Village Tree Lighting Celebration, and more. Orders are placed once a year at the beginning of the year via Custom Ink Group Ordering. A small inventory is kept on hand and available for purchase ($12 each).
Choir Tour T-Shirt - Black t-shirt with four color embroidered logo. Used for tour performances and certain community events such as performing at the Neptunian Women’s Club, and the Manhattan Beach Pier Lighting.
Concert Attire - Students may select from three options: traditional tuxedo, button-down dress shirt with trousers, or concert gowns. Attire measuring and ordering takes place at the beginning of the school year. The most recent information about pricing and ordering details are shared with families at that time. A small inventory of all performance attire is kept on hand for students who join after attire orders are taken, or who need to exchange for a different size during the school year.
Tuxedos are ordered through Friar Tux “school uniforms” division. Students who select this option will receive detailed ordering and measuring instructions. Prices may vary and a la carte ordering is available, but a full tuxedo with shoes is approximately $185. A green pocket square is provided to each student for use during concerts.
The button-down dress shirt and tuxedo trousers are ordered by the Boosters at the start of each year based on demand. The dress shirt costs $30, and the pants are $40. Students may wear any matte black dress shoe with this option (no casual or canvas shoes).
Concert gowns are made-to-order based on each student’s measurements. The gown costs $105. This attire option can be paired with either heeled or flat matte black shoes. Heeled shoes, called Character Shoes, are available on Amazon or locally at Expressly Motion. Character shoes should have a 1.5” heel, and may be any brand (such as Capezio, Danshuz, Balera, etc). Gowns are paired with a simple drop-pearl necklace (provided to each student for use during concerts).
The boosters keep a lending inventory of all attire on hand. Families may purchase or borrow their attire. Those who wish to borrow are asked to complete the Attire Borrowing Agreement.
Choir has two major fundraisers each year: the MB 10K Race in the fall, and the Mattress Sale in the spring. Both of these fundraisers are mandatory for all choir students and at least one parent or guardian.
In addition, parents or guardians interested in volunteering with the Boosters can email CostaChoirBoosters@gmail.com. A list of open positions can be found on the “Board & Meetings” tab.
Additional volunteer help is needed for certain events and activities. Links to those signup geniuses can be found below. Click on the icon to be taken to the signup. If an icon does not redirect you, it means that signup is not currently active.
Events: Choir Retreat | Winter Concert | POPS Concert | Build-a-Bridge Concert | Spring Concert | Banquet
Chaperoning: Caroling in Downtown Manhattan & Hermosa Beach | Caroling at the Holiday Fireworks | Cathedral Concert | Disneyland Music in the Parks | Elementary School Tour | Los Angeles Master Chorale Festival | National Anthem at MBUSD/Community Events | National Anthem at Pro Sports Games | Neptunian Women’s Club Performance | Pier Lighting | St Patrick's Day Parade (Hermosa Beach) | Village Mall Tree Lighting Celebration
Fundraisers: Mattress Fundraiser |MB10K
Student Social Events: Spooky Get-Together Halloween Event | Holiday Potluck | Un-Valentine’s Social | Spring Fling
Parent Social Events: Parent Party
Choir Registration Form Attire Borrowing Agreement Chaperone Guidelines & Agreement Concert Program - Business Ad Ordering Packet Concert Program - Personal Ad Ordering Packet Expense Reimbursement Form MBUSD Activity Emergency Card Media Use Waiver Parent Permission Slip Parent Permission for Spring Semester Events Health Screening FormPermission for Private Vehicle Transportation Retreat Waiver & Permission Statement of Insurance for Private Vehicle Student Code of Conduct for Fieldtrips Teacher Acknowledgement Form (for field trips) Volunteer Driver Agreement
The Boosters stay connected with parents through weekly eblasts, their Facebook group, and GroupMe.
Newsletters contain reminders and information for the Choir events happening in the coming week. This is the best source for current information about classroom activities and choir events. If you are a parent or guardian, Click HERE to sign up for these weekly emails. If you are a current choir student, Click HERE to sign up.
Parents of current choir students are welcome to join our GroupMe to receive helpful reminders or information about last-minute event changes/updates. Search for "MCHS Choir Parents" in your GroupMe app and ask to join.