Author Archive | Garry McPherson

Week of 11-11


Friday-period 5 final at stadium Field Band until 12:30

Parade Band 1:30-2:30

Load Semi

Saturday-Championship Day!

Call time-7:30 AM for everyone at MC! It will be a long day for everyone! Please eat breakfast before you arrive!

Bring enough money for food or bring food for lunch and dinner

You may buy snacks at the awards ceremony at Arcadia High and dinner will be at the Westfield Mall at Santa Anita race track. Also, bring a warm jacket for the evening and think about wearing thermal undergarments for the performance. It can be cold for championship night!

10:00 AM-Arrive at parking lot of Santa Anita Race Track

Parade Band prepares for competition

On Competition line at 12:17 PM

2:00-Awards at Arcadia High School stadium

3:15 PM-load buses for dinner at Westfield Mall

3:45 PM Senior Moment at Mall then go eat dinner at the mall…mind your time!

6:00 PM back on buses

6:45 PM arrive at Citrus College Stadium for Field Championships

7:15 PM change into uniform

7:45-8:15 warm up

8:34 PM at gate entrance to stadium

8:49 PM Performance!


10:30 PM Load buses for home

12:30 AM arrive back at MC

Marching Season is Over! Congrats on another great season!

performance times

Citrus College Map

Ticket Info





This weekend and Monday 11-10 & 11-12

Saturday-Parade Band and Guard only. 9:00 AM-11:00.

Bring Water and snacks!

After Rehearsal, load semi Sousaphones and Percussion

EveningChula Vista Tournament at San Ysidro High School

Field Band Call time 5:15 at MC

Monday-Veteran’s Day Rehearsal (Bring Water and snacks!)

Parade Band-9:30 AM-10:45

Field Band Rehearsal-11:30 AM-2:00 PM

Week of 11-5

Congratulations on our Grand Champion Sweepstakes win at Mira Mesa!

This Saturday’s performance will be our final qualifying score for championships! Our goal is to finish in the top four for the championship drawing for performance order at championships.

Parents! Last week, your student was given a packet for the Mixed Bag Fundraiser! Please ask your student if you have not received the envelope packet. All students received a packet. It would be outstanding if everyone participated in this fundraiser. Our donations are way down this year and all fundraising efforts need your support! Help our foundation avoid, mid-year cuts to our program.

This is the last week of regular rehearsals, next week the school will be on Finals schedule.

Monday-Guard and percussion rehearsal 6:00PM

Wednesday-evening rehearsal 6:00 PM parade band…everyone else 6:30 PM ready to go.

Friday afternoon-load trucks

Saturday-Parade Band rehearsal at MC 9:00-11:00.

Chula Vista Tournament at San Ysidro High School PM

We will be taking busses!

Call time at MC 5:15 PM

Arrive at San Ysidro High School by 6:30 PM

Dressed by 7:00 PM

Performance at 8:15 PM

Awards at 9:00 PM

Arrive back at MC by 10:15 PM Parents, please be in our parking lot to pick up your student on time.

*Parents, if you are going to the tournament and wish to take your student home after the performance, please have a signed note to Mr. Mac by Wednesday.

CVIFT Schedule 2018

CV info packet 2018

Monday November 12th-Veterans Day Rehearsal Time TBA

Week of 10-29

A BiG THANK YOU! to all who helped with our Tournament on Saturday! The tournament was a huge success and nothing but compliments from the visiting band directors. 

In addition, great performances by our students after they worked so hard during the day.

We are now down to the final three weeks of Marching Season!

This is the final week for students to earn a “C” on any remaining pass offs!

Monday-Percussion and guard rehearsal 6:00 PM

Tuesday-parade and field split rehearsal period 5.

Wednesday-Halloween Evening  rehearsal! 6:00 to 9:15 PM Parade  Band call 6:00, everyone else 6:30 PM. Students may wear costumes as long as their vision and movement is not obstructed. Every few years our rehearsal falls on Halloween night, Trunk or Treat follows the rehearsal in the parking lot! We will have a lot of fun! This is a very important rehearsal and everyone needs to attend! Halloween is  NOT a Holiday…sorry, there will be no excused absences! Missing this rehearsal means you cannot perform at Mira Mesa!

Thursday-parade rehearsal.

Friday-Load equipment/take home your instrument!

Saturday-Mira Mesa Tournament of Bands!

Parade Band Call Time: 12:45 (those students who are taking the SAT test need to have their parents ready to pick them up as soon as they finish the test and drop off at Mira Mesa High School ASAP. Have your instrument ready to go and wear your uniform undergarments and hair up, so you can quickly change when you arrive). Most SAT takers should be able to arrive by 1:15-1:30 on average.

Remember, Mira Mesa Blvd will be closed for the PARADE!…so approach Mira Mesa High School from the South. Take Miramar Road and go north on Camino Ruiz toward Mira Mesa Blvd. Drop your student off at Mira Mesa High School from this route to avoid road closures.

There is no parking on the Mira Mesa Campus. If you’re staying to watch, you will need to find parking in the neighborhood around the school.

On Parade Competition Line at 2:18 PM

You may stay for awards and buy a ticket to the afternoon show to watch some bands or you may go home and return later for the evening show. If you stay, bring money for tickets, food and bring sun screen and a hat.

Field Band Call Time 7:30 PM

Perform at 9:00 PM after the performance, change and return for awards!

Awards at 9:45 PM Parents, meet your student by 10:15 PM.

*Next Parade Band Saturday rehearsal isNovember 10th at 9:00 AM