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El Camino Festival Itineraries

Parents, please click this link to find detailed information regarding itineraries for the El Camino Music Festival February 29th through March 2nd:

Fourth Of July Parade 2023

Here are the details for this year’s 4th of July Parade:

  • The call time is 2:30 PM at the Rancho Bernardo Post Office located on Lomica Drive.
  • The Mt. Carmel band will be the third  band to march.
  • The parade will commence at 3:30 PM and is expected to conclude around 5:00 PM’ish.
  • Students should wear their Summer Uniform, which is the red MC Band Polo shirt, black shorts without stripes, white tennis-type shoes, and white socks. (Sunglasses are allowed).
  • Before your arrival, remember to apply sunscreen and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  • Make sure you don’t forget to bring your instrument.
  • Parents, please drop off your student and find a parking spot to support and cheer on the MC band.


Registration Night for Band, Orchestra & Color Guard Information

This a reminder that the mandatory Registration Night for Band, Orchestra & Color Guard will be held this Monday, June 5th from 6pm-8pm. It is an Open House format at the MCHS Band Room, so you can come anytime during that two-hour window.

Please complete the online portion of the registration before attending. You can access that here:

Once you have completed the online registration form, you will receive an email with links to some forms that need to be printed, completed, and returned to us on the night of registration. These forms must be completed in hard copy format.

If you have any questions or have problems with the online registration, you can contact Dana McPherson at


Band, Orchestra and Jazz Spring Concert Information


Please join us for a wonderful evening of pops music, featuring the Mt. Carmel High School Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and Orchestra on Thursday, June 1st at 7:00 PM in the MCHS Performing Arts Center. Our students have been working incredibly hard, and we hope you join us as we honor Mr. McPherson’s final concert. Students will be asked to remain present for the duration of the concert.

Call Times for Students:
Concert Band & Wind Ensemble II: 6:15 PM
Orchestra and Wind Ensemble I: 6:45 PM

Ticket Information:
Tickets will be available to purchase at the following link or by scanning the QR code attached. We ask that all families reserve tickets in advance, as limited quantities will be available at the door.

Assigned, Reserved Seating: $15
General Admission Seating: $10
General Admission Seating for Children/Students: Free

Please note that student/children tickets only apply to general admission and not reserved seating. Students will need to show their ID at the door to redeem their ticket.

After dropping off your student at the call time, we invite you to join us for concessions prior to the performance and during intermission. No food or drink will be permitted inside the performing arts center.

Concert Attire:
As a reminder, concert attire is required for our performance. Students are welcome to change after the clinic, upon returning to MCHS.
Option 1: All-Black Dress
o Skirt Length must fall below the knees when both standing and sitting
o No sleeveless dresses are allowed (without a black sweater/cardigan)

Option 2: Black Dress Blouse and Dress Pants
o Full lengths pants only (no shorts or capris)
o No sleeveless shirts or blouses

Option 3: Black Dress Blouse and Black Skirt
o Skirt length must fall below the knee when both standing and sitting
o No sleeveless shirts or blouses

Option 4:
o Black Tuxedo (Jacket and Pants), White Dress Shirt, Black Bowtie, Black Socks, and Black Dress Shoes

Option 5:
o Plain Black Suit (Jacket and Pants), White Dress Shirt, Black Bowtie, Black Socks, Black Dress Shoes.
-Black Belt can be worn if needed
-Jackets are optional for Concert Band/Symphonic Band Members
ALL: Black Nylons or Black Socks, Black Closed-toe Dress Shoes (no open-toed shoes). Jewelry is permitted but should be small, not flashy



Please join us for a wonderful evening of Jazz Music this upcoming Friday, June 2nd at 7:00 PM in the Mt. Carmel Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for general admission, and free for all students and children. They can be purchased at the link below:


Volunteers Needed for SAT on Saturday May 6th

Mt Carmel will host another SAT this coming Saturday (May 06) and we still need helpers at the front gate for student check-in. It only takes about an hour (7:00 – 8:00 / 8:15 am) to check students’ IDs, ensure they have registered, and help them find their respective classrooms.
If you have time, please sign up here

For any other questions, please reach out to Stephanie Gragg MCMF SAT Coordinator