Instrumental Ensembles

Students playing instruments

The Instrumental Music Program at Mesa College is a comprehensive Band Program that offers four student-performance ensembles. The Concert Jazz Band is a full-size group of over 20 instrumentalists and a vocalist. They perform throughout Southern California and with many great jazz artists including Louie Bellson, Clark Terry, Bob Magnusson, Bill Watrous, Mark Vinci, Bobby Shew, Howie Smith and Gary Foster. Mesa 's numerous jazz combos are often led by internationally recognized jazz greats. For those who enjoy Pep bands that play for athletic events, we have our own Varsity Brass Band. For students of all ages, we have our 70 piece Kearny-Mesa Concert Band that plays serious wind band literature from Percy Grainger to John Philip Sousa to jazz and Broadway show tunes.