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Welcome to Instrumental Music (IM) programs at Monte Vista High School. Our award-winning classes include Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, two Jazz Bands, Marching Band and Color Guard. IM programs are under the direction of Ed Cloyd. Monte Vista Keynoters is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 parent booster group that provides the funds and volunteers required to operate the program. 

Jul 30- Aug 7  Marching Band Camp: See detail
Aug 7:  MB Showcase and Family Dinner (6pm -8pm)
Aug 8: MVHS Stampede Day (10am - 2pm)
Aug 14: MVHS First Day of School (Min Day)
Aug 14: MVHS First Day of School (Min Day)
Aug 15: DL/Pit/CG Practice Start
Aug 19: ALL MB Practice Start


MB/CG Weekday Practice

MONDAYS       4:00-6:15PM   ALL Members

WEDNESDAYS  5:30-8:30pm   ALL Members

THURSDAYS     5:30-8:30pm  Drumline, Pit, and Color Guard

***Events will be added/updated as dates and details become known. All events are subject to change.***

MVHS Marching Band & Color Guard
made appearance on NBC TODAY Show and NBC Bay Area Morning Show!

We were so excited that MV’s Marching Band and Color Guard made appearance on NBC’s Today Show as they rally Niners fans ahead of Sunday's LVIII Super Bowl.  Our musicians were the sole band performing at the 49ers Faithful Rally at the City Center in San Ramon on Friday, February 9, 2024.

“What a fantastic performance at the rally. I'm thrilled that the nation witnessed the excellence we already know exists in Northern California – the Monte Vista Marching Band and Color Guard truly stand out as the best in class!

Thanks again for all your support, and we hope to do it again at the 2025 49ers Faithful Super Bowl rally!

Go Niners and Go Mustangs! “

--Jay dela Cruz

NBC Director of Community Engagement

and Wind Ensemble!

Santa Cruz Music in the Parks
Orchestra - 1st/Superior
Wind Ensemble - 1st/Superior
MVHS - Esprit de Corps Award


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Resources for 2024 incoming students are here.


Help get us to 100% funding for music classes!

Jazz Clinic by award-winning bassist and composer
John Patitucci (MVHS Alumni)

Thanks to your contributions to MV Keynoters, our musician had an amazing opportunity to participate in Jazz Clinic by John Patitucci. Without your support, this was not possible.


Donations are Tax deductible when allowed.
MV Keynoters is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization



Whether your student has been studying music for years or they are picking up an instrument for the first time, your child is welcome at Monte Vista's Instrumental Music Programs. And so are YOU, parents and guardians!

It takes a village to run these programs. Volunteering is a great way to stay connected and demonstrate your interest in something that means a lot to your student. See volunteering opportunities at the INFORMATION tab and email to get involved.

San Ramon Valley Unified Schools District requires all parents to register in order to volunteer at MVHS. 


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