Ms. Megan Fitzharris, Chorus and General Music - email
Mr. Raymond Chaney, Band and Orchestra - email
Mr. Chaney has been teaching at Briggs Chaney Middle School for thirteen years. Before coming to BCMS, Mr. Chaney was a high school band director in Washington County, Maryland for eight years. Mr. Chaney earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Shepherd University, and a Master of Music Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. Bands and orchestras have consistently received high ratings at district and state music festivals under Mr. Chaney’s direction. Many of his students have been selected into honors and all-state ensembles, and several have become music performers and educators themselves.
Each summer Mr. Chaney is a faculty member of the Summer Youth Music Camp at the University of Maryland. In this position he has taught composition, guitar, and history of popular music; instructed low brass sectionals; and is currently a director of one of the camp bands. Mr. Chaney also works with undergraduate music education majors as an adjunct professor in the School of Music at the University of Maryland. Mr. Chaney is an active performer, and has played trombone in numerous ensembles in the region. He is currently the first chair trombonist in the Maryland Band Director’s Band in Rockville, Maryland.