— Bart Mendoza
On Dec. 9, 7 p.m. Mission Bay High School’s Music Department will present a special Winter Concert in the Mission Bay Auditorium. The program will include all of the school’s performance groups under the direction of JP Balmat, including the Jazz Ensemble and the Mission Bay Preservationists, with a total of 80 musicians taking part in the event. The show will feature a mixture of seasonal classics, swing standards and New Orleans jazz, with the Preservationists also debuting some of their new original material. Anyone looking for holiday-themed family entertainment needs to look no further than this heartwarming performance from some of the area’s most promising new talent. • MBHS Music Department Winter Concert: 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 at Mission Bay High School, 2475 Grand Ave. All ages. $5. Students and children free. www.missionbaymusic.com.