Award Celebration Event and Drive-By Honors Pick Up.

Music Awards Celebration Ceremony.

On Sunday, June 7th we will send out an email with a link where you can watch our Music Awards Celebration event. The video will go live at 5:00 PM and will be available for 24 hours. This will include a time in which we honor each of our students, announce awards and leadership, and watch senior videos together.

Certificates, letters, plaques, trophies, and awards.
While we wish we could present you with your certificates, letters, awards, plaques, and trophies in person, we have planned an alternate drive-in plan.

The Mt. Carmel High School Music Foundation Board of Directors invite you to come to the Mt. Carmel High School Parking lot on Monday, June 8th anytime between 5:00 – 7:00 pm to receive your honors. We will have four tables set up by grade level and a photo station with the Championship Trophies from the Arcadia tournament.

Similar to next week’s graduation, we think it would be nice for students to walk up to their grade-specific table to receive their items and say goodbye to the staff. For those who prefer to stay in their cars, we can deliver your items to you. Seniors who applied for Tri M can pick up their honor chords as well.

Please enter the campus at the lower gate (one closest to the music building), drive forward to where you will be directed to turn and then follow the lane of cones. At the end of the lane, a volunteer will help you and then direct you where to go before exiting. Click the  Band Awards flow for a diagram showing traffic flow for pick-up


Pomp & Circumstance

The 2019-2020 Mt Carmel Wind Ensemble 1 and Wind Ensemble 2 perform Pomp & Circumstance which will be played during the 2020 Mt Carmel Drive-Thru Graduation:

3/20 update

Hello Everyone,

Mr. McPherson and Ms. Francis hope you are doing well and staying healthy. We understand that things are full of uncertainty now, and we are doing our best to keep you informed. A few important updates:

Video Message to Students from Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser:

We are incredibly happy to announce that Smart Music has gifted all of our students with a FREE premium subscription, for use until June 30th, 2020.  Through smart music, students will have access to thousand of songs, exercises, and real time music

To join, you’ll need to visit and enter your class code. Class codes will be emailed to students and will also be posted on my connect. If you have questions or have trouble, email Ms. Francis. You are welcome to explore all of the repertoire Smart Music offers, and Ms. Francis will begin to add music in each class as well.

Ms. Francis will continue to post music activities in MyConnect. In addition to smart music, you are welcome to check out interactive discussions and other activities. Updates will occur weekly.

Private Lessons:
Many of our private music instructors are currently offering online lessons. We hope you are reaching out to them!

2020 Field Show:
We are so excited to announce that the first two movements are finished! We will be announcing our show soon, (most likely through zoom) and will continue to post updates. Stay tuned!



In the continuing effort to keep everyone safe, Mr. Mac is working with Coastline Travel company and have decided to cancel the Hawaii trip. As of today, Coastline Travel is working with the airline and hotel to return all moneys paid. We are hoping to give all travelers a full refund if possible. Please be patient while we work on collecting the monies from the travel agency (this may take some time) and we will start issuing refunds as soon as the foundation receives the funds. We will be contacting parents as soon as refunds can happen. We are so sorry to cancel this trip, but we will look at rescheduling a trip for next year.

Update 3/16

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to our Instrumental Music Page! We understand that things are full of uncertainty right now, however Mr. McPherson and Ms. Francis will try their best to keep things running as much as possible.

First and foremost (as of 3/16/2020), all assignments are optional and considered to be enrichment activities. They will not be included for any grading purposes.

Ms. Francis will post these enrichment activities in myconenct.  If you have issues logging in, email Ms. Francis at or

As of now, (March 16th, 2020), we hope that you continue to do the following:


Keep practicing! (Individually)  Each student on Friday should have received new music to continue to learn and work on.  If things permit, we will add additional music to Dropbox. We will keep you updated as to if/when this will be available.

Practice Logs:

In my connect, there are two practice log assignments. Also created a google document, which you can then add to your drive and submit if you do not have access to a printer.  You may also submit a photo. You may have your parent type his/her name in liu of signature (if submitting online). This is a great resource to help us stay on track and to remind us to keep working on our music.

Scale Proficiency Submissions: 

If you would like feedback on your proficiency scales, you are welcome to email Ms. Francis or Mr. McPherson AND/OR submit a video of you playing. Again, these will not receive credit, but if you need help/or are struggling to learn scales, we will do our best to help you and give you feedback so that you can keep practicing.

Check the website, and our announcement page, regularly for more announcements and our updates.

Keep Calm, stay well, practice and wash your hands!