• Welcome to The Cardiff SEA Music Boosters

    Strike Up the Band! Wednesday October 18th 6:00-7:00 PM
    Our 2017 - 2018 band year is kicking off with our annual Stike Up the Band!  We invite all interested 4th through 6th graders to join us in the Ada Harris auditorium from 6:00-7:00 on October 18th.  Everyone will have an opportunity to meet our wonderful new Band Director, Deb O’Neill, and hear about our band program.  Bertrand’s Music will be there with instruments for students listen to and try out.  You will also be able to rent directly from them during this event.  If you are interested, but unable to rent an instrument, please talk to our band director and she may have an instrument for your child to use.
    The Cardiff SEA Music Boosters is an all-volunteer organization of Ada Harris parents who believe that instrumental music is a vital part of our children's education. We support the Ada Harris Instrumental Music Program - The Wildcat Band - by providing funds for instrument coaching, band director salary, and purchasing instruments and supplies. The majority of our funding comes from direct parent donations. Other funding comes from fundraisers, The Cardiff School District, and community supporters such as the Coastal Communities Concert Band.  Cardiff SEA Music Boosters is funded, in part, by the City of Encinitas and Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program!

     Wildcat Band 2015-2016
    2017-2018 Band Enrollment will open soon. We look forward to an exciting year with our continuing and new Wildcat Musicians! 

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    Have a question about instruments, terms, repairs, attire, supplies, etc?  Check out our Student's Guide and FAQ section. 
    Important info for incoming members:
    • The Wildcat Band is open to all Ada Harris students in 4th-6th grade
    • Band sections are woodwinds (flute, clarinet, saxophone), brass (trumpet, trombone, baritone), and percussion
    • We are dependent on parent donations for up to 80% of our program's costs!  We are grateful for your tax-deductible donations to our program! Cost per student is approximately $350 - $400 per year.  If you are able, we appreciate you covering the cost of your students participation and welcome any donations above and beyond that amount.  However, there is no required fee to participate in the band - no child will be turned away.  
    • Lessons are held either before school, during lunch, or after early release on Wednesday
    • Band members attend two rehearsals each week - one "sectional" (group lesson with their instrument) and one combined rehearsal with their entire band (beginning or advanced)
    • All players are expected to practice at home at least 90 minutes per week to ensure consistent progress 
    • The school has some instruments to lend but cannot guarantee each student their preferred instrument
    • There are many local sources of rented instruments
    Please read Ms. Gold's Tips for How to Practice Smart HERE
    About Us 
    Cardiff SEA Music Boosters is responsible for all fundraising and for supporting our band coaches in any way we can. If you need more information or are interested in volunteering for Cardiff SEA Music Boosters, please contact us at adamusicboosters@gmail.com. We need your help to keep our program strong and successful!