About The Music Department
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 500 students are enrolled in a music class each semester.
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
- Scale Packets
- IB Music
- Check Edline for Audition Selections for Orchestra String Players and All Symphonic Band Members
To post a photo or news item, contact MusicBoostersBCC@gmail.com.
Jazz Band Auditions
Auditions for the 2017-2018 B-CC Jazz Band will be held Wednesday, February 1, starting at 2:40pm. The audition materials and sign-up sheet are posted outside the instrumental music room (E008). Sax, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, guitar, and drum players are needed. Use these materials and recordings for the audition.
Mark your calendars for Friday, February 10, 2017, 7:00pm-10:00pm to attend Cabaret! Cabaret is B-CC Music Boosters' Winter Fundraiser benefiting the Music Department. The event features performances by the Jazz Ensemble, Advanced Choir, Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Advanced Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, and Symphonic Orchestra! Join us for an evening of music, dancing, a silent auction, hors d'oeurves provided by Georgian Feast and desserts to raise money for B-CC's fantastic music programs!
When you advertise in the Cabaret Program, you not only show support for the B-CC Music Department but you receive exposure to hundreds of families who attend the Cabaret and the Spring Music Concerts. That right, two ads for the price of one! Please use this advertising form to reserve a spot in the programs now.
Cabaret tickets are $40 until January 31 and $50 at the door (student tickets are $20). Purchase online at www.Pay4SchoolStuff.com - select “Music Boosters Cabaret.” To help plan and execute this important Music Department event, contact MusicBoostersBCC@gmail.com.
Spring Music Trip to New York
We encourage all instrumental and choral ensemble students to participate in the Spring Music Trip to New York City to perform at an international music festival, Thursday, March 30 – Sunday, April 2, 2017. Forms and payment were due by December 22 to reserve a place on the trip.
The $695 cost per student includes chartered bus transportation, hotel (four students per room), festival performances, Friday night Broadway musical—Wicked, and the Saturday Awards Dinner Cruise around Manhattan Harbor.
See the trip letter, itinerary, and packing list. Credit card payments are made online at http://osp.osmsinc.com/MontgomeryMD and incur a 3.75% processing fee. Make checks payable to “B-CC High School Music Department” with your student's name on the check memo. Return the three forms with $695 Full Payment to Mr. White by December 22. Final Partial Payments are due by January 23, 2017. A $50 Scholarship Donation may also be made online to support those who would otherwise be unable to participate in the trip. Contributions of any amount may be made by check or by contacting one of the Music Teachers.
If accommodations are needed in New York (for parents not chaperoning or students extending stays for college visits), please allow B-CC to receive credit for the reservation by booking through MusicBoostersBCC@gmail.com and to get you the hotel group rate (based on availability).
Start the year off right by supporting 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
The annual B-CC Jazz Combo Fundraiser was held at Panera Bread in Friendship Heights on November 26.