Music Department    Music notes

Welcome to B-CC Music 2014-2015! Grammy cover 

The B-CC Music Department has earned 2 Grammy Foundation awards and offers six instrumental ensembles, three choral ensembles, guitar, piano, and IB music classes. Extracurricular activities include the pep band, drum line/percussion ensemble, pit orchestra and small quartets and combos. Nearly 500 students are enrolled in a music class each semester. 



Music Staff Photo 2012  


Matt Hoffman, Instrumental Music

Lisa Itkin, Choral Music  

Marshall White, Instrumental Music/Resource Teacher


The Wall Street Journal article, "A Musical Fix for American Schools" provides research that shows music training boosts IQ, focus, and persistence.  





A reminder that all musicians must wear the concert attire. Females wear the designated long black dress and males may wear any comparable tuxedo. The Advanced and Concert Choirs also need the double strand choker necklace (item #1076) from the website and robes. The Music Boosters Community Closet still has some garments available. If you missed the sale and still need the required attire, contact to make an appointment for your child to try on outfits. 



  • Scale Packets 
  • IB Music  
  • Check Edline for Audition Selections for Orchestra String Players and All Symphonic Band Members 






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 Support the B-CC Used Book Sale Concessions!

On Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22 B-CC PTSA will host its 14th Annual Used Book Sale and Music Boosters have been given the opportunity to run the Book Sale Café as a fundraiser for the Music Department. We will offer coffee and other beverages, baked goods, snacks, fruit, and pizza throughout the two days so many volunteers are needed to donate items and to staff the concessions. Please sign up now!     


Plan to Attend the Cabaret & Silent Auction

The spring B-CC Music Boosters Cabaret & Silent Auction will be held Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center. This important fundraiser provides the perfect opportunity for B-CC Music student parents, Westland parents with music students, and community members who support the arts to get together for a fun evening of music, food, and drinks to help raise money for B-CC's wonderful music programs. Be entertained by the B-CC student Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Singers, and String Quartet, then dance to music provided by B-CC Music Teachers. 

Tickets are $25 early bird until April 9, $35 April 10-May 9, and $40 at the door. Pay online at or by check, payable to B-CC Music Boosters and sent to B-CC Music Director, Mr. White. For more information and to volunteer to assist with auction donations, posting flyers, or planning the event, contact  

   Winter Concert 3-CD Set Available!

The Winter Concerts brought audiences to their feet each night. If you missed these wonderful performances or want to enjoy them again, a 3-CD set is available featuring Concert Orchestra, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Concert Choir, Soloists, Advanced Choir, Soloists, Chamber Singers,Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Orchestra, and Jazz Ensemble. Order Now! 

Spring Music Trip 

The B-CC Music Department is pleased to announce the Spring Trip will be Thursday, March 26-Sunday, March 29, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Please review the letter and itinerary, for information. Final payments are due February 20. If questions about the trip email   

 2015 Trip Letter+Itinerary 

* For your convenience, you may make payment(s) online. Online payments ensure that the funds are received immediately and you will receive a confirmation. Spring Trip payments are made through the MCPS system (not Pay4SchoolStuffOnline) so it may be necessary for you to create an account. To use the system, you will need either the User Name and Password that you created previously, or your student’s 6-digit school ID. Please view the instructions for making online payments, click the link below, and select “PAY OBLIGATION” on the top horizontal navigation bar. 
To pay by check, make it payable to “B-CC High School Music Department” and send it to Mr. White, Music Director, at school.  

Music Booster Volunteer Positions - Help Needed!

Urgent help is needed for the Silent Auction! Help is needed soliciting donations. Please contact if you can take on this fun and important role.  

Sign up for the B-CC Music Listserv to get updates and important announcements (instructions).  

Calendar of Events & Performances


2014 Chorus White House 
The B-CC Chorus performed at the White House on December 9 for holiday tours. It was a grueling but exciting day as they sang for almost 50 minutes followed by a 15-minute break and then they sang again for another hour.
The B-CC Jazz Combo performed at Panera in Bethesda during the Annual Fundraiser on November 29. Music Director, Marshall White, joins the musicians on trumpet.  
 Election Day 2014 Jazz Combo
The Jazz Combo also performed during the B-CC PTSA Election Day Bake Sale Fundraiser. 


The B-CC Brass Quintet performed, under the direction of Music Director Marshall White, at the Bethesda Veterans Day ceremony.View coverage of the event by WTTG Fox 5 News. 


The B-CC Choir performed, under the direction of Music Teacher Lisa Itkin, at the third annual State of the Schools event November 11 at The Music Center at Strathmore. 



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