Monterey Bay Academy
est. 1949

fineartsMusic and Fine Arts

Students are encourage to get inspired, and inspire others, with their creative gifts. Whether it's music, drama, or painting, students can learn to develop and share their talents.

Some groups also take the show on the road, performing around the state, country, and sometimes, the world. Our select band, Westwinds, and select choir, Oceanaires, have performed in Alaska, Florida, and British Columbia (Canada) in the past few years. Our Christian drama group, Impressions, has performed throughout California and Hawai'i.

Music Festival Resources

The recording of the Music Festival is now available (for free!) on iTunes. Click here or go directly to iTunes and search for "Monterey Bay Academy" and find the Festival!

Music Department Master Calendar

Click here to download a printable copy of the Music Department Master Calendar

Music Department Resources


The Music Program is under the leadership of Lance Downing.

Music for Sale

Purchasing music from iTunes benefits your Alma Mater!

60th Anniversary Album
Christmas Single - Oceanaires: Fall 2011
Spring 2013 Recordings of MBA

Fine Art Electives

Symphonic Band
Oceanaires (select choral ensemble)
Westwinds (select instrumental ensemble)
Individual music lessons
Impressions (drama)
Art (practicum and history) - click here to go to exhibits!

Music Performance Activities

Oceanaires & Chorale | MBA
September 12, 2015

Oceanaires | MBA Board
September 22, 2015

Oceanaires & Octet | MBA
October 17, 2015

Westwinds | MBA
October 31, 2015

Oceanaires & Westwinds | Central CA Mini-Tour
November 5-7, 2015

Oceanaires | CCC Constituency
November 8, 2015

Choir & Oceanaires | MBA
November 20, 2015

Octet & Westwinds | MBA
November 21, 2015

Oceanaires | Watsonville Woman's Club
December 4, 2015

Choir, Oceanaires & Westwinds | MBA
December 11, 2015

All Groups | MBA (Christmas Musical Weekend)
December 12, 2015