Music Department

Music Department: 240-740-0434




About The Music Department 

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The B-CC Music Department has earned 2 Grammy Foundation awards and offers seven instrumental ensembles (Concert Choir, Advanced Choir, and Chamber Singers); Guitar, Piano, and IB music classes. Extracurricular activities include the pep band, drum line/percussion ensemble, pit orchestra and small quartets and combos. Nearly 350 students are enrolled in a music class each semester.


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 required  Lillian gown and males may wear any comparable uniform to the poly-notch tuxedo . The Advanced and Concert Choirs also need the double strand choker necklace (ordered by Mrs. Itkin) 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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Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year! 


October Overture - Saturday, October 14, 8:00pm-10:30pm

B-CC Music Boosters cordially invite you to our Fall event to mix and mingle with our Music Teachers and Music Parents. Enjoy live music featuring our B-CC Music Teachers and Parents!
Purchase tickets on by selecting “B-CC Music Booster October Overture” or request tickets by sending cash or a check payable to B-CC High School Music Department in a sealed envelope to your child’s music teacher. Please include attendees names. Register by 9/18/17 for the low price of $25 per person! Tickets are $35 from 9/19/17–10/10/17 and $50 after 10/10/17.
The event will be held at the Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center, 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase. Please bring a bottle of wine, bottle of sparkling water, or finger dessert. Volunteers are needed for setup and cleanup from 7:00pm-7:45pm and 10:30pm-11:30pm. Contact Alison Gee. 


Support the Music Department with your purchase of Navel and JuiceOranges, Tangelos, Mandarins, Grapefruits, Pears, and Apples that come direct from Florida! Unlike the warehoused fruit sold locally, this citrus arrives directly from the trees in Indian River, an area famous for the high quality of its citrus fruit. You can choose to have the fruit shipped or pick-up your order at B-CC when it is delivered the week before Thanksgiving. Order online by October 15


Legally Blonde Pit Orchestra  

Anyone interested in playing in the pit orchestra for 'Legally Blonde", we'll have our first and second rehearsals on Tuesday and Thursday, September 12 and 14, 2:45pm-3:45pm in the band room, E008. No audition is required, just come to the rehearsal. Instruments needed include: violin, viola, cello, bass, all brass and woodwinds, and percussion. A complete schedule of the remaining rehearsals will be available and is posted on the music bulletin board in the hallway. SSL hours can be given for each performance. Performances are November 16-18. It is a terrific show with lots of great music!

Mark Your Calendar for Community Closet Sunday, October 22, 10:00am-2:00pm

ATTENTION SENIORS: The Community Closet will take your concert attire to help outfit the incoming freshmen class and others who have outgrown their current uniform. Please drop your concert dresses and tuxedos (be sure to include bow ties and cummerbunds) in the donation box located in the B-CC Front Office. Tax donation letters are available by emailing


Donation Box




Support the B-CC Music Program.  Online Donations are available (select B-CC High School Music Department) or use the offline form for check and cash donations. Request for Music Department Donations   


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Previous Performances

What a night! The award-winning B-CC Jazz Ensemble performed at the Bethesda Blues Jazz Supper Club along with the MCPS Faculty Big Band on May 23. If you missed the performance, you can view it here! 




Spring Concerts Receive Standing Ovations!

The Spring Concerts provided two nights of remarkable entertainment. Congratulations to the music students for a great year of accomplishments. See the Spring Concert Program for highlights.  


Cabaret was an evening of musical performances by the Jazz Ensemble, Advanced Choir, Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Advanced Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, and Symphonic Orchestra! Appreciation to all who attended, silent auction donors (see Program), Cabaret organizers, parents & students who helped to decorate and bring desserts, and Georgian Feast for providing delicious hors d'oeurves!

  Cabaret Choral

 Cabaret Instrumental



The annual B-CC Jazz Combo Fundraiser was held at Panera Bread in Friendship Heights on November 26.