Author Archive | Brett Christlieb


Here’s a slideshow of photographs covering 2015 through 2020 by our photographer Brett Alan Christlieb. These photos span Marching Band, Color Guard, Orchestra, Jazz, and Drumline.

A Huge Thanks!

Thank you to Mad Engine for the donation of over 500 cloth masks. We were able to give each music student two masks in their “Have a Sweet and Safe Summer goodie bags handed out on June 9th. Thank you to the Barber family for securing this donation on behalf of the Mt. Carmel Music Foundation.

Congratulations to all our seniors!  We wish you the best in your next adventure and much success with your future endeavors.  We hope you come back to see us next year.







Award Celebration Event and Drive-By Honors Pick Up.

Music Awards Celebration Ceremony.

On Sunday, June 7th we will send out an email with a link where you can watch our Music Awards Celebration event. The video will go live at 5:00 PM and will be available for 24 hours. This will include a time in which we honor each of our students, announce awards and leadership, and watch senior videos together.

Certificates, letters, plaques, trophies, and awards.
While we wish we could present you with your certificates, letters, awards, plaques, and trophies in person, we have planned an alternate drive-in plan.

The Mt. Carmel High School Music Foundation Board of Directors invite you to come to the Mt. Carmel High School Parking lot on Monday, June 8th anytime between 5:00 – 7:00 pm to receive your honors. We will have four tables set up by grade level and a photo station with the Championship Trophies from the Arcadia tournament.

Similar to next week’s graduation, we think it would be nice for students to walk up to their grade-specific table to receive their items and say goodbye to the staff. For those who prefer to stay in their cars, we can deliver your items to you. Seniors who applied for Tri M can pick up their honor chords as well.

Please enter the campus at the lower gate (one closest to the music building), drive forward to where you will be directed to turn and then follow the lane of cones. At the end of the lane, a volunteer will help you and then direct you where to go before exiting. Click the  Band Awards flow for a diagram showing traffic flow for pick-up


Pomp & Circumstance

The 2019-2020 Mt Carmel Wind Ensemble 1 and Wind Ensemble 2 perform Pomp & Circumstance which will be played during the 2020 Mt Carmel Drive-Thru Graduation:

Canceled Events

As you may have heard by now, in an abundance of caution, the SCSBOA has canceled all upcoming music festivals for band and orchestra students. These include the Eastlake Festival on March 20 and the Poway Festival April 7 – April 9.

The SCPA canceled the remainder of the Winter Drumline competition season and the WGI has canceled the remainder of the Winter Guard Competition Season.

We appreciate the hard work and dedication on behalf of the students and their coaches and recognize these cancellations are very disappointing.

The SAT scheduled for this Saturday, March 14th is also canceled. Thank you to the many Mt. Carmel Music Programs parents who volunteered to support this test, please know that your time is appreciated. As of now we are still planning to host the tests in May (5/2/2020) and June (06/06/2020) and will require your support. Please keep these dates on your calendar and sign up to serve as a proctor or hall monitor.

As more details are available we will keep you informed.