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.

 

Save the Dates!

 

The Music Boosters Welcome Meeting will be held Tuesday, September 20, 7:00pm-8:00pm in the B-CC Chorus Room E006 on the lower level. There is no better way to get involved and to learn more about the many activities planned for the year, including the Citrus Fruit Sale, Community Closet (to save big bucks on the required Concert Dress & Tuxedos), concerts, October Overture Music Mixer & Fundraiser (Saturday, October 15), the Cabaret (Friday, February 10), and the ever-popular Spring Trip—going this year to New York, March 30-April 2. Music Boosters is seeking volunteers to help plan and execute these important Music Department events. This meeting provides the perfect opportunity to meet with the Music Teachers in a way that is not possible during Back-to-School Night. Contact MusicBoostersBCC@gmail.com to add an item to the agenda or just bring your questions. We hope to see you there—especially families new to the Music program! 

 

October Overture 

The October Overture on the evening of Saturday, October 15 at the Edgemoor Club will be the perfect opportunity to mix with Music Department parents and teachers, to enjoy elegant refreshments, and be treated to performances from our talented music teachers and parents! Purchase your tickets now! Volunteering is the best way to get to know other music families and to get more involved with your student's music program. Contact MusicBoostersBCC@gmail.com with questions and to support this event.

 

 

Support the Music Department with your purchase of Navel Oranges, Tangelos, Red Grapefruits, and Apples that come direct from Florida! Unlike 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. Profits from the sale go to the Spring Music competition Scholarship Fund. 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 31. 

 

        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

     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.
 
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.