(MCS) Despite all the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mount Carmel School remains steadfast in bringing the Christmas spirit this season with several shows this weekend and next weekend.

This weekend, the school’s award winning Concert Band and will hold its 3rd Annual Christmas Concert. Led by Maestro Julian Greening and featuring special guest, the Su-San Band, the concert will showcase dozens of students performing a wide variety of Christmas songs. The concert will be presented on Saturday, December 12, at Mount Carmel Cathedral, with doors opening at 4 p.m. and the concert starting at 4:30 p.m. The concert will also be streamed on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mtcarmelcnmi

To comply with Covid-19 Mitigation Guidelines, this will be a ticketed event with limited seats available.

Next weekend, the school’s Theatre Club will host a Family Movie Night featuring holiday shorts and a special screening of the club’s epic teen-age romantic comedy from 2011, “Zero to Hero.”

The Family Movie Night will be held in the school quad (or in the auditorium in the event of rain) on Thursday, December 17, at 7 p.m. $5 tickets can be purchased in the Business Office or at the door. To comply with Covid-19 Mitigation Guidelines, the movie night will be a ticketed event with limited seats available.

Mount Carmel School brings the Christmas spirit this season

Mount Carmel School’s Concert Band at the 2020 Tumon Bay Music Festival, where the band earned a Silver Award at the festival. The band will hold its 3rd Annual Christmas Concert this Saturday, December 12.

 

Mount Carmel School brings the Christmas spirit this season

A behind the scenes shot of the MCS Theatre Club film, “Zero to Hero” starring Victor Cabrera. The film will be featured during the club’s Family Movie Night on Thursday, December 17.

 

Mount Carmel School brings the Christmas spirit this season

MCS 2019 Christmas Program: Elementary students integrate a Nativity Scene as part of Mount Carmel School’s 2019 Christmas Program. While this year’s program will be slightly different with hybrid performances to comply with Covid-19 Mitigation Guidelines, the school is pushing through with the program on Friday, December 18. MCS photos

The school will then present its 68th Annual Christmas Program on Friday, December 18, at 7 p.m., in the school quad (or in the auditorium in the event of rain). The Christmas Program is a cherished tradition that dates back to the school’s founding year 1952, making it the longest continuously running performing arts program on island. To ensure everyone’s safety and to comply with Covid-19 mitigation guidelines, this year’s program will be a hybrid show, featuring both videos of each grade level performing Christmas songs and live performances from members of the Knight family. After the program, all performances will be uploaded on the school’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/c/MountCarmelSchool

Again, to comply with Covid-19 Mitigation Guidelines, the program will be ticketed event with limited seats available and tickets available from students’ teachers.

In addition to these shows, the school continues to invite the community to avail of its first ever Holiday Coupon Fundraiser.

Each coupon booklet costs only $50 and is filled with coupons valued up to $400 from your favorite local establishments, including Fishing Tackle, Hermans Bakery, Kensington Hotel, T Bar, Tribe Marianas, Bubba Gump, and more.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will aid the school’s academic programs and services, infrastructural improvements, and Covid-19 mitigation efforts. To purchase a booklet, visit the MCS Business Office.

For more information about these shows or the school, visit www.mountcarmelsaipan.com

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