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  • 2019-20 Schedule

    PB Palooza

    Sunday, September 29, 2019 1pm-6pm

    Mission Bay Boat Club


    The Go Heads

    Seven Miles Away

    First Friday Music Club

    Lay Low

    The PinchFlats

    Beach Fest

    Saturday October 5, 2019 @1pm

    PB Boardwalk @ Emerald

    Pacific Beach Holiday Parade

    December 14th

    Garnet Ave.

    Holiday Concerts

    Strings: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 @6:30pm

    Band: Thursday, December 19, 2019 @6:30pm

    PBMS Auditorium

    Elementary Schools Cluster Tour

    December TBD

    Pacific Beach Elementary School

    Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy

    Crown Point Junior Music Academy

    Kate Sessions Elementary School

    Pancake Breakfast

    March 14th

    PBMS Lunch Court

    March POPS Concert

    Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:30pm

    PBMS Auditorium



    Mission Bay Cluster Concert

    April TBD

    Mission Bay High School Gymnasium

    Featuring performing groups from:

    *Crown Point Jr. Music Academy

    *Pacific Beach Elementary School

    *Kate Sessions Elementary School

    *Pacific Beach Middle School

    *Mission Bay High School

    Music in the Parks: Music Festival

    Saturday, May 23, 2020 All Day

    Anaheim, CA

    Spring Concerts

    Strings: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 @6:30pm

    Band: Thursday, May 28, 2020 @6:30pm

    PBMS Auditorium

  • Tickets

    Buy Your Tickets for the 2019-20 PBMS Music Events

    Pancake Breakfast 2020
    Pancake Breakfast 2020
    Come and join us for one of the oldest traditions at PBMS, the Pancake Breakfast. Music will be played, pancakes will be eaten, kids will serve you with smiles, and St. Patty's day will be celebrated.

    Date and Time: Saturday, March 14th from 9am to noon
    Location: PBMS
    Coming soon


    The PBMS music program involves upwards of 210 middle school students in one of six instrumental ensembles: 6th Grade Strings, 6th Grade Band, Intermediate Strings, Intermediate Band, Orchestra, and Concert Band. The PBMS music program builds on the music traditions of Crown Point Junior Music Academy, Pacific Beach Elementary School, and Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy and provides all students with the opportunity to explore music prior to high school. The beginning band and strings classes develop new musicians while the advanced band and orchestra students step out into the community with performances throughout the year and compete with other middle and high school music programs.


    Our Music Director, John O'Donnell

    Mr. O'Donnell joined Pacific Beach Middle school in the fall of 2009 and has grown the program into one of the leading music programs in San Diego. He led the 2017 band and orchestra groups to gold medals and was named a San Diego Unified 2017 Instrumental Music Teacher of the Year.

    PBMS Music Association

    The PBMS Music Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization whose purpose is to provide financial support to the PBMS instrumental music program. The PBMS Music Association holds a variety of fundraisers though out the year. The association meets on the second Friday of every month.

  • Volunteering

    It Takes a Village

    Our community and parents are behind the success of all of our events and fundraisers. Come be part of that success.


    Meetings are open to everyone, short (~1 hour), and entertaining (at least we think so). You don't need a personal invitation or to be a board member to attend.


    2019/20 Music Association Meeting Schedule

    2nd Thursday @7:30am or Friday @2:30pm of the month.

    • August 23rd, 2019 2:30pm @The Iron Pig
    • September 2019 TBD
    • October 2019 TBD
    • November 2019 TBD
    • December 2019 TBD
    • January 2020 TBD
    • February 2020 TBD
    • March 2020 TBD
    • April 2020 TBD
    • May 2020 TBD
    • June 2020 TBD
  • Got Questions?

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    4676 Ingraham St
    SAN Diego, CA 92109
  • Donate to PBMS Music Association

    100% of your donations go directly to the music program and help pay for everyday expenses such as musical scores, rosin, reeds, fixing broken instruments and acquiring new ones.