Canceled Events

As you may have heard by now, in an abundance of caution, the SCSBOA has canceled all upcoming music festivals for band and orchestra students. These include the Eastlake Festival on March 20 and the Poway Festival April 7 – April 9.

The SCPA canceled the remainder of the Winter Drumline competition season and the WGI has canceled the remainder of the Winter Guard Competition Season.

We appreciate the hard work and dedication on behalf of the students and their coaches and recognize these cancellations are very disappointing.

The SAT scheduled for this Saturday, March 14th is also canceled. Thank you to the many Mt. Carmel Music Programs parents who volunteered to support this test, please know that your time is appreciated. As of now we are still planning to host the tests in May (5/2/2020) and June (06/06/2020) and will require your support. Please keep these dates on your calendar and sign up to serve as a proctor or hall monitor.

As more details are available we will keep you informed.

Join the award winning MCHS Color Guard!

Join the award winning MCHS Color Guard! Color Guard workshops/tryouts for the 2020-2021 team:

  • CANCELED UNTIL SCHOOL RESUMES! Every Wednesday 3:30-5p in the MCHS Band Room
  • Please bring water and wear athletic attire.
  • Students will learn basic stretches, traveling movement combinations, and flag fundamentals.

Don’t miss out on an amazing experience. See you at workshops WHEN SCHOOL RESUMES!


MT. CARMEL WINS 5TH STRAIGHT GOLD MEDAL in Southern California Championships!

CONGRATULATIONS BAND & GUARD for their 1st place finish at the Arcadia Band Review and Gold Medal SCSBOA FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS 6A! 
Mt. Carmel also won overall GRAND CHAMPIONS for combined field and parade!

Also, congratulations to percussion for their 5th place finish in the percussion caption (highest placing for MC percussion in championships) and Parade Drum Major Randy Bach placed 4th in Mace Drum Major category!

Congratulation to all students for another EPIC marching season!

Week of 11-18


We only have 1 marching rehearsals this week so they are all vital!

*Parents! If your student is not riding on the bus home from Arcadia, please send in a written note by Wednesday so our chaperones will know who is riding the bus home.


FRIDAY-Last rehearsal! 6:00-9:00 PM Senior Night!


Call time 7:30 AM at MC 

Students should bring their own food or money for lunch AND dinner! Also, bring water and snacks for the bus ride. Plan on approximately $30.00 for the two meals. Also bring warm clothes for the evening.

A good suggestion is wearing thermal undergarments or a double T-shirt under the uniform since it is usually colder at Citrus College.

Arrive at Santa Anita Race Track parking lot by 10:00 AM

Parade Band changes into uniform. Non-parade will go with chaperones to the parade route and then follow MC Parade band to Arcadia High School.

MC Parade Band on competition line at 12:17 PM

Parade Leadership stays at Arcadia for Awards!

*Because championships start an hour earlier, we will leave immediately after arriving at Arcadia High School (after Parade Band changes back into street clothes) for Santa Anita Mall for lunch/dinner. There will be a food court and restaurants for students to buy food.

EVERYONE back at the buses no later than 3:45 PM

Senior Line will happen by the buses at 3:50 PM Sharp!

After Senior line, load buses for Citrus College Stadium.

4:20 PM Depart Mall for Citrus College

5:15 PM Approximate arrival at Citrus and change into uniform

6:00 PM Warmup

7:08 at Citrus Stadium

7:24 PM Performance!

After Performance, come back to Semi and change into street clothes.

Wear Red! We will be going onto the field for an All-Band Retreat! We will be on field with all the performing bands to celebrate the end of the season and awards!

Awards at 8:30 PM

After awards, load buses and head back to MC

We should arrive at MC approximately 11:30 PM.

Marching season ends! Congratulations on another great season!!!