Mixed Bags fundraiser

It is time again for the Mixed Bag Designs fundraiser. Get a head start on holiday shopping, or buy yourself some great items and help raise funds for the Mt. Carmel Music Foundation.

Your student should have brought home a catalog and order form, please ask them for it, or go online at the link below.

The fundraiser runs now through Friday 11/16.

• Collect money with the catalog orders: Don’t collect Tax
• Turn in money to the MCMF mailbox by Friday, November 16th.
• Make checks payable to: MCMF
• Your friends and family can order online at www.mixedbagdesigns.com BE SURE TO USE OUR ID: 54670
• Online orders only: $75+ ship free and directly to anyone in the USA

We thank you for your support!!

Week of 11-5

Congratulations on our Grand Champion Sweepstakes win at Mira Mesa!

This Saturday’s performance will be our final qualifying score for championships! Our goal is to finish in the top four for the championship drawing for performance order at championships.

Parents! Last week, your student was given a packet for the Mixed Bag Fundraiser! Please ask your student if you have not received the envelope packet. All students received a packet. It would be outstanding if everyone participated in this fundraiser. Our donations are way down this year and all fundraising efforts need your support! Help our foundation avoid, mid-year cuts to our program.

This is the last week of regular rehearsals, next week the school will be on Finals schedule.

Monday-Guard and percussion rehearsal 6:00PM

Wednesday-evening rehearsal 6:00 PM parade band…everyone else 6:30 PM ready to go.

Friday afternoon-load trucks

Saturday-Parade Band rehearsal at MC 9:00-11:00.

Chula Vista Tournament at San Ysidro High School PM

We will be taking busses!

Call time at MC 5:15 PM

Arrive at San Ysidro High School by 6:30 PM

Dressed by 7:00 PM

Performance at 8:15 PM

Awards at 9:00 PM

Arrive back at MC by 10:15 PM Parents, please be in our parking lot to pick up your student on time.

*Parents, if you are going to the tournament and wish to take your student home after the performance, please have a signed note to Mr. Mac by Wednesday.

CVIFT Schedule 2018

CV info packet 2018

Monday November 12th-Veterans Day Rehearsal Time TBA

Week of 10-29

A BiG THANK YOU! to all who helped with our Tournament on Saturday! The tournament was a huge success and nothing but compliments from the visiting band directors. 

In addition, great performances by our students after they worked so hard during the day.

We are now down to the final three weeks of Marching Season!

This is the final week for students to earn a “C” on any remaining pass offs!

Monday-Percussion and guard rehearsal 6:00 PM

Tuesday-parade and field split rehearsal period 5.

Wednesday-Halloween Evening  rehearsal! 6:00 to 9:15 PM Parade  Band call 6:00, everyone else 6:30 PM. Students may wear costumes as long as their vision and movement is not obstructed. Every few years our rehearsal falls on Halloween night, Trunk or Treat follows the rehearsal in the parking lot! We will have a lot of fun! This is a very important rehearsal and everyone needs to attend! Halloween is  NOT a Holiday…sorry, there will be no excused absences! Missing this rehearsal means you cannot perform at Mira Mesa!

Thursday-parade rehearsal.

Friday-Load equipment/take home your instrument!

Saturday-Mira Mesa Tournament of Bands!

Parade Band Call Time: 12:45 (those students who are taking the SAT test need to have their parents ready to pick them up as soon as they finish the test and drop off at Mira Mesa High School ASAP. Have your instrument ready to go and wear your uniform undergarments and hair up, so you can quickly change when you arrive). Most SAT takers should be able to arrive by 1:15-1:30 on average.

Remember, Mira Mesa Blvd will be closed for the PARADE!…so approach Mira Mesa High School from the South. Take Miramar Road and go north on Camino Ruiz toward Mira Mesa Blvd. Drop your student off at Mira Mesa High School from this route to avoid road closures.

There is no parking on the Mira Mesa Campus. If you’re staying to watch, you will need to find parking in the neighborhood around the school.

On Parade Competition Line at 2:18 PM

You may stay for awards and buy a ticket to the afternoon show to watch some bands or you may go home and return later for the evening show. If you stay, bring money for tickets, food and bring sun screen and a hat.

Field Band Call Time 7:30 PM

Perform at 9:00 PM after the performance, change and return for awards!

Awards at 9:45 PM Parents, meet your student by 10:15 PM.

*Next Parade Band Saturday rehearsal isNovember 10th at 9:00 AM



week of 10-22

Congratulations students on another Sweepstakes victory at the Poway Invitational Tournament!

Parents: We still need help this weekend with food donations!

Please volunteer for the Mt. Carmel Tournament this Saturday October 27. Please sign up NOW! We need everyone’s help with our Tournament of Bands! Remember this is not the tournament to watch in the stands, it’s the one we need everyone to help and work.

MC Tournament is an exciting day on our campus and lot of fun. The day works so much better when everyone pitches in and helps!  “ALL HANDS ON DECK!”

Click here to sign up: Volunteer

Wednesday-parade band at stadium 6:00 PM call for everyone else is 6:15 PM at the stadium.

Friday-no school

Saturday-Mt. Carmel Tournament of Bands!

Please remember your volunteer times and bring money to buy food and drink throughout the day!

Parade Band Call Time 10:30 AM

On Competition Line at 12:00 PM

Performance Call time-7:00PM report to band room and change.


Everyone stays to help with clean up!

Week of 10-15

*PARENTS! Our donation drive is happing now. We are currently below 55% of parent support of our program and we will soon need to make cuts to our staff and events planned for the year. Please contribute what you can to help fund our wonderful and premier program. To fully fund our yearly budget, we need contributions of $650.00 per band/guard student. Donations are tax deductible and can be made to MCMF and dropped in the MCMF mailbox located in the band room hallway. Please donate what you can or set up a monthly contribution on your credit/debit card. Click on the Donate Now button on this page or contact MCMF President Dave Brooks for assistance. Lets support our students and this great program!

MORE FOR PARENTS: We need your volunteer support for the Mt. Carmel Tournament which is coming up on Saturday October 27. Please sign up NOW! We need everyone’s help with our Tournament of Bands! Remember this is not the tournament to watch in the stands, it’s the one we need everyone to help and work.

MC Tournament is an exciting day on our campus and lot of fun. The day works so much better when everyone pitches in and helps!  “ALL HANDS ON DECK!”

Click here to sign up: Volunteer

We are asking each family for:
– 1 shift on Friday evening for Setting up
– 1 shift on Saturday
– 1 shift on Sunday to help cleanup
– As many food donations as you can – see the “Food Donations” tab in the volunteer system

Wednesday-6:00 PM-9:15 Rehearsal in stadium.

Thursday-String Orchestra Concert with Black Mountain Middle School 7:00 PM in our PAC.

Friday-Percussion, Guard and Sousas-Load Semi Trailer after school.

Saturday- Poway Invitational Tournament of Bands

Call time at Poway High School 5:00 PM

Drop your student off in front of Poway High School in the bus loading area. Your student will need to walk over to the back of the Poway Performing Arts center on Titan Way and look for our Semi Trailer.

Parents-after you drop your student off, park and buy tickets to the show and cheer on our students!

Performance-7:00 PM

After the performance, change out of uniform and go back for the awards ceremony. Be on your best MC behavior!

Awards at 7:45PM

PIFT Final Schedule 2018