Building People through Performance

The VMHS Instrumental Music Program

The Vista Murrieta High School Instrumental Music Program provides an opportunity for students to develop an appreciation for music and encourages the skills and discipline necessary for achieving musical excellence throughout a lifetime of experiences. Students can learn the importance of a cooperative team effort while working with fellow members to accomplish the shared goals of the program. Music students have fun meeting new friends and traveling to new and exciting places. In addition, the program challenges students in areas of personal growth and musicianship.


2016 Al Castronovo Esprit de Corps National Award

The one group most exhibiting pride, spirit, enthusiasm, friendliness, and unity of purpose for the activity of marching bands in this country

2016 Sudler Shield Winner – International Award

The John Philip Sousa Foundation created the Sudler Shield Award to establish and support international standards of excellence in musical performance, marching execution, choreography, and show design for high school, youth or international marching bands.

To identify, recognize, and honor the outstanding high school marching band who is at a world class level of excellence

2017 Southern California Percussion Alliance Gold Medal Champions

Performance Ensemble

Our program offers a comprehensive music experience through its course offerings. The program offers four different levels of concert band, three different levels of jazz band, two levels of percussion ensembles, pep band, chamber ensembles, 3 levels of winter color guards, Varsity Marching Band, JV Marching Band, and a number of student leadership opportunities. The VMHS Instrumental Music Program makes up an essential part of the culture of Vista Murrieta High School and is one of the school’s most successful and publicly recognized programs.

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28251 Clinton Keith Road   •   Murrieta, CA  92563   •   951.894.5750  Ext. 6747 or Ext. 6748