Music Department


Music Department: 240-497-6335
 
White  
 
Hoffman 
 
Itkin 


 

About The Music Department 

  Grammy cover 

 The B-CC Music Department has earned 2 Grammy Foundation awards and offers seven instrumental ensembles (Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Concert Orchestra, Advanced Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band); three choral 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 500 students are enrolled in a music class each semester.

 

    WHY STUDY MUSIC 

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

  MUSIC CLASSES AND ENSEMBLES 

 

    EXTRACURRICULAR MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS 

    TRI-M MUSIC HONOR SOCIETY 

   CONCERT ATTIRE

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 MusicBoostersBCC@gmail.com to make an appointment for your child to try on outfits.
  
    ENSEMBLE AND CLASS HANDBOOKS

CLASS ASSIGNMENTS

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

    MUSIC DEPARTMENT AWARDS 

  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

        SUPPORT THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT 

    MUSIC BOOSTERS 

AUDITIONS

To post a photo or news item, contact MusicBoostersBCC@gmail.com.

 

Spring Concerts

Each night during the Spring Concerts, the Music Boosters is hosting a Pizza & Bake Sale to raise funds for the music program. We know it’s challenging to squeeze in dinner so bring your appetites as we’ll have plenty of pizza, snacks, and lots of homemade baked goods. Please let us know what you can bring or if you can staff the concessions--especially on the nights when your child is not scheduled, so that parents can watch their musicians perform--please sign up NOW. All proceeds will go to the Music Department. Plan to see one or all of the ensembles performing in the B-CC Auditorium as follows:

   
Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 7:00pm-9:00pm 

Jazz Ensemble (call time 6:30pm)
Wind Ensemble (call time 7:00pm)
Advanced Orchestra (call time 7:30pm)
Symphonic Orchestra (call time 7:45pm)

   Thursday, April 28, 2016, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Concert Band & Concert Orchestra (call time 6:30pm)
Symphonic Band (call time 7:00pm)

Concert Choir, Advanced Choir & Chamber Singers (call time 7:30pm)

A reminder that all musicians must wear the uniform attire. Females wear the designated long black dress and males may wear any comparable tuxedo. The Advanced and Concert Choirs also need the choir necklace and robes.

Jazz Ensemble at Bethesda Blues and Jazz

     The Jazz Ensemble will play at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club (7719 Wisconsin Avenue) Tuesday, May 24, 7:00pm-9:00pm. Call time for musicians is at 3:30pm. Help to spread the word to B-CC Alumni who are welcome to bring an instrument to sit in with the musicians! We will share the stage with the Jazz Academy and Paul Carr. 

      
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            CALENDAR OF EVENTS & PERFORMANCES 

       

      Highlights from 2014-2015

Performances

     The February 29, 2016 Cabaret celebrating Marshall White's 20 years at B-CC was an entertaining and successful event raising funds for the Music Department. View heartwarming testimonials from music students in the Memory Book presented to Mr. White during the Cabaret.
 

     Cabaret2016Musicians

 
       
      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.
 
            Instrumental Music Handbook
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.
       
 

  BrassQuintet 

      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.

 

      ChorusStateofSchools
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.