Author Archive | Garry McPherson

Week of November 14th

Championship Week! We NEED everyone healthy and in the show for Saturday!

Friday-Rehearsal in stadium-6:00 Parade/6:20 Field finish at 8:45 PM Load semi for Championships!

Saturday Call time to load Buses at MC 7:15AM (this is a change in time!) (bring healthy snacks/water and money for concessions at Arcadia High School after the Parade.) 

Arrive at Arcadia High School (NOT Santa Anita Racetrack) by 10:00 AM

Parade band gets ready for parade.

On Parade Competition line at 12:25 PM then march back to Arcadia H.S. for awards.

Back to Arcadia High school after parade to change into street clothes for awards in the Arcadia Stadium. After Awards, load buses and head to Citrus College for Senior Moment and dinner (provided by MCMF) 

Parade awards start at 1:45 PM in Arcadia Stadium

3:00 Leave Arcadia H.S. for Citrus College Stadium

5:00 PM Stretch and Dress (it is suggested to wear double T-shirts or thermal underwear under your black T-shirt to stay warm for the performance. Citrus College can get cold in the evening.

5:30 Warm up

6:20 Move to gate at Citrus Stadium

6:35 at Gate ready to go.

6:52 PM Performance! Good skill MC!

After performance, back to Busses to put instruments and shakos away. We will stay in uniform for the retreat and awards at 8:30 PM

After Awards, Change out of uniform at busses. Load and head back to Mt. Carmel

11:30 PM-11:45 PM Arrive back to Mt. Carmel

Marching Season is over! We are so proud of how hard you all worked this season!!!



Week of November 7th

Congratulations on another great show Saturday!

This is our busiest week…time management with finals is critical for students!

Monday-Period 5 Field rehearsal

Tuesday– Finals begin! Periods 1 & 3 Parade band rehearsal 2:00-3:00 (if no rain!)

Wednesday- All periods and Period 5 final 1:45-3:45 Parade/Field Rehearsal

Load Semi for Westview show! Take home your inst./gear for the show!!!

Call time at Westview High School-7:00 PM perform at 8:45 PM Students are not required to stay for awards unless they want to. Parents can pick up their student at the semi trailer by 9:10 PM or after awards.

Thursday– Per. 2 & 4 finals! No marching band.

Friday Veterans day rehearsal! Parade Band 8:15-9:30 AM on street. Field Band 10:00-1:00 PM. 

Load Semi after rehearsal for Rancho Buena Vista Tournament! Take Home inst./gear.

Saturday-Rancho Buena Vista Tournament! We will take School buses to this Tournament!

Call time for bus loading-5:30 PM at Mt. Carmel band room! (parents who wish to take students home with them after the show and not on the bus, need to provide a note to Ms. Francis before Saturday!)

Arrive at RBV-6:15 PM

Stretch and dress 6:30 PM

Warm up at 7:00 PM

Perform at 8:30 PM

Awards at 9:00 PM After awards, load buses!

2022 RBV Pre-Tournament Communication

Arrive back at MC by 10:30 PM Please be in the MC parking lot to pick up your student!

Upcoming events:

Monday-Nov. 14th Minimum day! Parade rehearsal 2:00-3:00

Wednesday-night Rehearsal! 5:50 Parade in stadium. Field band 6:20-9:30 Senior Night!

Friday-Final rehearsal in stadium 6:00 Parade…6:30-8:30 PM Field.

            Load semi after rehearsal for Arcadia/Championships

Saturday Nov. 19th Championships (all Day) home by 12:00 AM


Week of Nov. 1

Congratulations Students and Parents on an excellent Mt. Carmel Tournament!

Tuesday Period 5-field band

Wednesday Evening Rehearsal-5:50 Parade band 6:20 field to 9:15. Possible rain so bring a rain jacket. We may rehearse in the gym if the rain is too much. There will be a rehearsal of some type rain or not.

Thursday Period 5 split rehearsal


Saturday Mira Mesa Tournament of Bands!

Call time at Mira Mesa High School- 6:00 PM

Parents: Drop your student off at Mira Mesa High School front parking lot on Mira Mesa Blvd. 

Please park and buy tickets to the show to cheer on our Sundevils!

Performance at 7:45 PM

Awards at 9:15 PM Parent pick up at 9:45 PM

2022 Field Tournament Performance Schedule (Mira Mesa)

Upcoming Tournament November 9th (Wednesday night) at Westview High School performance time is 8:45 PM


Week of October 24th

Mt. Carmel Tournament week!

Wednesday-5:50-6:20 PM Parade Band in stadium. 6:20-9:15 Field rehearsal. After rehearsal, join our parents in the parking lot for “Trunk or Treat” Parents decorate your trunk and pass out Halloween candy to our Sundevils!

FridayKUSI Alarm Clock rally Call time 6:45 AM for Pep Band/Battery!!! (Wear Red!)

Football Game-Seniors call time is 5:15 Band Call is 5:30

SaturdayMC Tournament-We need ALL HAND ON DECK! Please don’t forget your shift times!

Parade Band call- 10:45 AM

Field Band Call- 8:00 PM

Go to our MC Tournament website for band tournament schedules.

Week of October 17th

Wednesday rehearsal-5:50-6:20 Parade Band in stadium

6:20-9:15 Field band in stadium

Friday-Percussion and Tubas load semi trailer after school

SaturdayPoway Tournament of Bands

Call time 6:00 PM (Please drop off your student on Espola in front of the Poway High School)

Semi trailer will be located on Titan Way by the Poway Performing Arts Center

Parents: please buy a ticket and cheer on our Sundevils!

Perform at 8:15 PM/Awards at 9:00 PM 

Pickup your student at 9:30 PM

poway map

poway performance schedule