Music Department


Music Department: 240-740-0434
MarshallWhite

   ElizabethEber

 Itkin


 

About The Music Department 

  Grammy cover 

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.

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 

FALL MUSICAL, Hairspray, PIT ORCHESTRA SCHEDULE 

    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.

Winter Concerts - December 14 & 15

Each night during the Winter Concerts, the Music Boosters is hosting a Pizza & Bake Sale. We know it’s challenging to squeeze in dinner so bring your appetites as we’ll have plenty of pizza. There will also be snacks and lots of baked goods. Please sign-up to support the bake sales! All proceeds go to the Music Department.

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 are 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 or a $250 non-refundable Partial Payment deposit 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).

Cabaret!

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, Symphonic Orchestra and Marshall White’s band! Join us for an evening of music, dancing, a silent auction, hors d'oeurves and desserts to raise money for B-CC's fantastic music programs! Tickets are $35 until December 31, $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. 

 

 

        Donate!    

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  

 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

Previous Performances

JazzComboPanera2016

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