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Concert In The Quad


Thursday, June 10th
6:00 PM
Mt. Carmel High School Quad

We invite you to bring your own lawn chair or blankets to enjoy the return of music here at MCHS! Following the performance, we will have a short award ceremony and recognize our seniors.

Tickets: $10 Adults / Free for Students
Food and Drinks are welcome.
Bottled waters, chips, and sweets will be available for purchase.

Please Note: Masks must be worn at all times while on campus, except when eating/drinking in your socially distanced area

Calling All Parents! Our SAT Team needs YOU! 

Calling All Parents!

Our SAT Team needs YOU!

At long last, we have been given the go-ahead to host the SAT on Saturday, May 8, 2021.  Mt. Carmel Music (Band, Orchestra, and Guard) relies on the funds generated as a test-site host to pay for our music and guard coaches, instruments, and program essentials.

We have 300 students registered to take the SAT on Saturday, May 8.  We need 21 proctors and 5 hall monitors.  Prior Experience is not required. Test Proctor and Hall Monitor Training materials will be provided, and Q&A sessions conducted via Zoom.

Volunteering as an SAT proctor or hall monitor is an alternate method for making your suggested annual family donation supporting the music and guard program.  The volunteer shift on test day is from 6:30 am – 1:00 pm.

Please take a moment right now to complete this interest form Volunteer Sign Up

Without you, we can’t administer the test according to standard College Board requirements.   We will lose out on the funds generated from this event, and students will not be able to take their SATs.

For additional information, please contact Jessica Lane at  or Stephanie Gragg at

Music Program Discount Card Fundraiser

Our discount card fundraiser is off to a good start, with most of the students downloading the App!

To ensure the fundraiser’s success, we encourage parents to download the App so that we parents can reach out to our contacts.  It is so easy and can be done in three steps.

Step 1 From your App Store, download and install “Scoreboard FR”

Step 2 – Sign in using the same name and password your student uses for the App.  This links you to your student, and they will get credit for any sharing you do.

Once you are signed in, you can easily share with your contacts

Step 3 – Click the Share Button, then click Share Image and select the methods to share (text, email, social media).  All your contacts receive is a simple message about the fundraiser with your student’s information and a link to make the purchase.

That’s it!

  • The discount card is nationwide, so it makes a great gift.
  • Works like an App on your phone, so no coupons or book to carry around.
  • Has over 4000 discounts in San Diego
  • More discounts added on a regular basis
  • $14 dollars for each card sold goes back to the Mt. Carmel Music Program



Mt. Carmel Music Program Updates – November 1, 2020

SAT  Program

The SAT Proctor Program serves as a significant fundraiser for the Mt. Carmel High School Music Foundation.  It is one way for parents to offset their suggested family donation. Moreover, hosting the SAT provides a service to the students in our area by offering local test sites.   Provided that all remains on track with PUSD and state guidelines, Mt. Carmel will host the first SAT on Saturday, December 5th.

We are still in need of a few SAT Proctors and are reaching out to our SAT volunteers (veterans and new) to help us fulfill our needs.  If you have not already done so, please complete the brief Google Form even if you are unavailable at  Your prompt response is sincerely appreciated.

If you no longer wish to be contacted regarding the SAT fundraiser, please indicate that on Google Form link below:

Information Night and Mock Classroom for SAT

The SAT Team plans to hold an Information Night and Mock Classroom Training on November 11th and November 18th during Wednesday night rehearsals.  The training will take place in the band room beginning at 6:00.
If you need additional information, please contact a member of our SAT Team. Your help and support are greatly needed and much appreciated.
The SAT Team
Stevie Gragg, SAT Administrator Support
Jessica Lane,  SAT Volunteer Coordinator
Kim Garcia,   SAT Volunteer

Trunk or Treat Fun

Keeping with the Mt. Carmel Marching Band tradition. Parents decorated their vehicles and provided candy for goodie bags. Students enjoyed the car show and took goodie bags home to enjoy a Halloween treat.

Special thanks to the Coleman, Lane-Gutierrez, Josafat, Lund, Medina, Graff, Phillips, Matsuba, McPherson, and Martin families for decorating their vehicles and adding some Halloween fun.

Photos from the event are available to download. Go to

Meet Our Staff and Coaches

April Leslie
April is a San Diego native who plays the clarinets and saxophones. April received her Masters in Music from Azusa Pacific University. She is an in-demand freelance musician both locally and internationally performing various styles and genres of music (classical, jazz, pop, etc.). Some of the groups she performs in include: the Classics Philharmonic, California Chamber Orchestra, Diversions Trio, Left Coast Quintet, JAMB, San Diego Symphony, The Saxations, The Sully Band, Stellita’s Grove, Manny Cepeda Orchestra, and the Ira Liss Big Band. April also has a successful private lesson studio where she loves sharing her passion for music with her students!

Francesca Savage
Francesca was educated at SDSU and continued her musical explorations at UCSD. She has performed orchestral and chamber music in Europe, Mexico, and throughout Southern California. Her passion is helping others find their musical voice.

She is a member of Caprice Strings Ensemble, performing over the past 20 years with an extensive repertoire that embraces baroque, classical, and contemporary works – from Bach to Mozart to Gershwin and The Beatles.

She thinks her viola students at Mt Carmel are amazing!!!