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Week of 10/18

Wednesday Evening Rehearsal 6:00 PM-9:15 PM

Friday-Football game Call time: 5:30 PM

Poway Tournament of Bands 10/23

Saturday call time at Poway High School 4:30 PM

Our Semi Trailer will be parked on Titan Way

Performance at 6:30 PM

Awards at 7:45 PM (This is the last exhibition performance MC will have. Competition begins at the MC tournament for us)

Awards are optional for this performance. Students may stay if they wish and will need to sit together in the designated area in the stadium. All other ceremonies students will be required to stay for awards.

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2021 Poway

Friday Middle School Night Football Game Schedule 10/15

Call time for MC students is 5:15 PM

Stretch and change into uniform.
6:00 PM warm up with 8th graders in sections.

6:15-parade band block up with middle schoolers in the back

6:20-march up to stadium

7:00PM-game starts

8:15-8:30 perform at half time

9:30 approximately, game ends-change out of uniform.


Poway Days Parade Info – Saturday September 11th

Poway Days Parade is Saturday, September 11th! Call time 7:45 AM at Poway Road & Pomerado Road in the Smart & Final Parking Lot.

Attire: Summer Uniform for this event: Red Polo, Black shorts with a pocket to hold a water bottle or fanny pack (hydration pack is also acceptable), White Crew Socks (no logos), and White Tennis Shoes. No hats, headscarves, or jewelry are allowed, but sunglasses are acceptable. Leave your instrument case in your parent’s car. Only bring what you need to play your instrument to the parking lot.

Parents: Drop off your student at the “Smart & Final” parking lot. Corner of Poway Road and Pomerado Road. Then drive over to Community Road and Poway Road (take Twin Peaks road to Community to avoid Poway Road shut down) and park in the Aldi/Harbor Freight lot to pick up your student after the Parade. Families are encouraged to watch the parade and cheer on the band. The best viewing spots are near the announcer’s booth. The Parade starts at 9:00 AM and finishes by approximately 11:00-11:30 AM  


Band/Guard/Orchestra Camp Informtion

August 6th-Band Leadership only day 9:00-12:00 (bring your instrument)

August 7th-Band Freshmen/Sophomores/new student Orientation Day with all Percussion, Guard  and Section Leaders is Saturday 7:30 AM-3:00 PM. Bring your instrument/equipment, music, a sack lunch/snacks, water, sunscreen and a wide brimmed hat.

August 7th and 9th-Parents Camp Registration 7:00 AM (music building) for those who have not registered on-line. Please be on the lookout for emails from the Mt. Carmel Music Foundation MCMF with more information. All parents must register their student for all camps before their student can participate. 

August 9th-13th All Band/Guard Camp! 7:45 AM-5:00 PM. 
Remember, missing camp could result in you being placed as an alternate for our 2021 show! Bring your instrument, music, sunscreen, water (large thermos works best), wide brimmed hat, tennis type shoes and loose, light clothes (shorts and T-shirt) for the outdoor work in the stadium. Lunch will be provided on these days.

Orchestra Camp! August 10th-12th.
Parent registration begins at 8:30 AM August 10th at the music building.

Orchestra Camp begins at 9:45 AM-2:00 PM

Lunch is provided. Bring your instrument and music from the Dropbox!.



All Marching Band Members!

We are excited to kick off our 2021 Marching season with a summer marching basics rehearsal . Monday July 19th at Sundevil Stadium 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Bring water to drink, tennis type shoes, comfortable clothes and your instrument.  We encourage all students who are in town to attend this first marching practice to help you get started on preparing for next marching season.

All band students should attend!

PARENTS OF SOPHOMORES AND FRESHMEN! After you drop off your student at the stadium ramp, head over to the Band Room for an informal information meeting all about band. Meet some great people and get involved with our awesome Music Foundation family! Refreshments will also be served 6:00-7:00 PM