Author Archive | Garry McPherson

Welcome to MC!

Week of 8/20

Parents and students! please remember to always check our calendar on this site and posts for updated information regarding our program, events and special instructions Mr. McPherson will post updates weekly.

Orchestra: Violin auditions begin 8/23

you will be asked to play the following;

G major scale 3 octaves or as high as you can play

D major scale spiccato style

C chromatic scale 1 octave

Beethoven 5th symphony 1st mvt. or a prepared solo work

Band and Guard

8/22 Wednesday-first Wednesday evening rehearsal for band and guard. 6:00 PM-9:15 PM

Remember to be on time! We always start at 6:00 PM sharp so make sure you have all your gear and up at the stadium ready to go before 6:00 PM. You need your dot book pencil and coordinate sheet and your instrument/gear

Make sure you eat dinner before you arrive and bring water. Wear tennis/cross trainer type shoes and comfortable clothes you can move in.

Friday 8/24-first Football game! 

Call time is 5:45 PM, game starts at 7:00

We will wear our Summer Uniform (red polos, black shorts, white socks and white tennis type shoe)

This will be an “in the stands” only performance. (Practice your pep tunes)

Saturday 8/25-first Saturday Rehearsal in the Stadium 

Call time is 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Bring water and snacks.Bring all your gear for the rehearsal.

Remember to be on time! We start at 9:00 sharp!

*Next extra Rehearsals are scheduled Saturday September 15th and Friday Sept. 28th



4th of July Parade Information

Call time 2:30 PM at the Rancho Bernardo Post Office on Lomica Drive.

Mt. Carmel is the first band on!

Parade starts at 3:30 and we should be done by 3:30-3:45

Summer Uniform is:

Red MC Band Polo shirt, Black Shorts (no stripes). White tennis type shoe and white socks.

Sun Glasses are OK….wear sun screen and drink plenty of water BEFORE you arrive.

Don’t forget your instrument!

Parents: drop your student off and find a parking spot so you can cheer MC on!



What an incredible marching season Mt. Carmel. Two years running undefeated! Three consecutive years 6A SCSBOA Champions!

Congratulations on the following honors at Championships 

GOLD Medal Champions 6A Division: 3 consecutive years in a row!

Grand Champions: Also 3 consecutive years (combined with Parade Scores)

Grand Champion Color Guard

Grand Champion Music


Week of November 13th


This is finals week so please budget your study time so you have plenty of time to prepare for your finals and still be prepared for our final week of competition.

Friday-period 5 field show rehearsal

Parade Band rehearsal 1:15-2:15 plan to eat a lunch after school. Please plan ahead.

Load semi

Saturday-Championship Day! (Below schedule may change so please check back)

Bring warm clothes, a sack lunch, snacks, plenty of water and some money for dinner…we will be gone until midnight!

It will be cold for the evening so consider buying thermal undergarments to wear under your uniform if you get cold easily.

Call time for everyone 7:30 AM

load buses…No blankets are allowed on the bus this year!

Arrive at Santa Anita Racetrack 10:00 AM

Mt. Carmel Parade Band on the competition line 12:16 PM

After the parade, change into street clothes and have a snack. We will be going to dinner at 3:30 PM at the Santa Anita Mall.

Parade Awards begin at 1:30 at Arcadia High School Stadium.

After awards, load bus and travel to Santa Anita Westfield Mall 400 South Baldwin Ave. Arcadia (next to the racetrack) at 3:15 PM

Senior line at 3:30 PM

You may eat at the food court or other restaurants at the mall. Do not leave the mall!

Back on the buses at 5:30 PM to go to Citrus College Stadium for field Championships!

1000 West Foothill Blvd. Glendora

Click here for field show information:

6:30 PM arrive at Citrus College and begin preparation for our performance.

8:33 PM Mt. Carmel Performs!

Awards at 9:45 PM

After awards, load buses and head back to San Diego

Estimated arrival back to MC 12:00-12:15 AM

Parents, please be on time to pick up your student so our chaperones can go home on time too.

Congratulations on another outstanding Marching Season!

Special thanks to all our parents for their support, hard work and encouragement of our fantastic MC students!