Music Department

Music Department: 240-497-6335

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 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.



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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Feb19    Cabaret2016

You are cordially invited to the B-CC High School Music Department Cabaret "FUN-raiser", celebrating Marshall White's 20th Year at B-CC! Mark your calendar for Friday February 19, 2016, 7:00pm-10:00pm for this special event for the whole family that will include dinner, dancing, and entertainment in the B-CC High School Cafeteria. The plated menu is salad, pasta, and bread. Please contribute to the donated baked goods dessert buffet.

Tickets are $50/adult, $20/child and B-CC music alumni tickets are $35. Pay at and select 'Cabaret' or by check payable to 'B-CC High School Music Boosters.' Include guest names and mail to: Joan Lorber, 3908 Dunnel Lane, Kensington MD 20895. To volunteer or to make a special contribution, contact Cabaret Coordinator, Amy Salfi at, 301-320-4419. 

Spring Music Trip to Boston

We encourage all students to participate in the Spring Music Trip to Boston to perform at an international music festival, Thursday, April 7 – Sunday, April 10, 2016. Forms were due by January 7 To reserve a place on the trip.

1.  Boda Borg online waiver must be submitted by the parent for their child to participate in the Friday night questing—no exceptions!

Complete the 3 school forms by computer. Handwritten forms are not as legible and additional work is required to make them searchable, once scanned, to take emergency information on the trip.

Save the following three forms on your computer--make a note of where you save them.

2.  MCPS Form 560-31
3.  Health EmergencyForm
4.  MCPS Parent Approval for a Field Trip


Open Adobe Reader (available for free download at  

If you use Adobe version 8 or higher, use the Fill & Sign or Typewriter Tools “Add Text” to enter information, Place Signature, then print the forms.

If you are unable to complete the forms using a computer, please print neatly as contact information is critical in an emergency situation.  


For your convenience, you may make online payment of the deposit or pay in full (note the County system has an associated e-commerce fee). Make checks payable to “B-CC High School Music Department” with your student's name on the check memoReturn 3 Forms with $695 Full Payment or a $200 non-refundable Deposit to Mr. White by January 7. Final payments are due by February 29, 2016. 



Request for Music Department Donations 





Highlights from 2014-2015


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.


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.