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Mt. Carmel is very pleased to offer a rich Jazz program led by Director Tim Saeger. The Jazz program runs throughout the school year. For more information you may contact Tim Saeger at

Mt. Carmel offers two Jazz Bands – Jazz A and Jazz B. Auditions for Jazz A happen within the first month of school when all the chaos of the new school year has died down. Jazz B is open to everyone.

The Jazz program operates in limited fashion during marching season (the Fall) with once-per-week rehearsals. There is an informal Holiday Jazz concert in December. When marching season ends the Jazz program ramps up. Jazz A & B rehearse twice a week in the mornings before school with an occasional Wednesday night rehearsal leading up to Festivals.

Jazz Concert & Scholar-in-Residence with Adam Rapa, world renowned Trumpeter on May 18, 2017. Adam Rapa directed a Master Class here at Mt. Carmel, then performed with MC Jazz Bands, including a cameo appearance by Christopher Hollyday, legendary Saxophonist.

World famous Jazz Trumpeter, Arturo Sandoval performed at Mt. Carmel May 29, 2014. It was a very special concert and offered the opportunity for our Jazz bands to perform with one of the premier trumpet players of our time.

In 2014 Jazz A band traveled to The Reno Jazz Festival and received a “Unanimous Superior” festival rating and 2nd place in their division! Both Jazz A/B regularly perform at the Poway Jazz Festival and Coronado Jazz Festival’s