Music Department

Music Department: 240-740-0434

Mr. John Wambach
Instrumental Music




About The Music Department 

 Grammy coverThe B-CC Music Department has earned two Grammy Foundation awards and offers eight instrumental ensembles, three choral ensembles, 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?

This article "A Musical Fix for American Schools" (Wall Street Journal, 2014) provides research on how music training boosts IQ, focus, and persistence. 



A reminder that all musicians must wear concert attire to performances: 
  • Females wear the required black Lillian gown.  
  • Males wear a tuxedo comparable to the poly-notch tuxedo
  • Advanced Choir and Concert Choirs need robes. 

The Music Boosters Community Closet has gently-used 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.  








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Save the Date for
October Overture 2018!

***Sat., Oct. 20, 7:00-9:30pm***

All parents are invited to this annual tradition ~ Mix and Mingle with our Music Teachers and parents. Enjoy live music by our own B-CC Music Teachers and some talented parents too! The October Overture is a terrifically enjoyable fundraising event and we hope you will join us ~

See the October Overture flyer here for information on purchasing tickets online at



Music Boosters: Key Dates for 2018-19 School Year

Oct. 1, 7:00 pm: Music Boosters’ Welcome Meeting, Choir Room @ BCC
Oct. 20, 7:00-9:30 pm: October Overture (Fall fundraiser)
Oct. 27, 11:00am-3:00pm: Community Closet (buy gently-used concert clothing)
Oct. 28: PeeJay’s Fruit Sale Order Deadline:
Dec. 12 & 13, 7:00 pm: Winter Concerts
Feb. 8, 7:00-9:30 pm: Cabaret (Spring fundraiser)
Apr. 4-7: Music Trip to Chicago
Apr. 24 & 25, 7:00 pm: Spring Concerts  

Now Collecting 'Community Closet' 
Clothing Donations

The Community Closet will gladly accept your gently used concert attire to help outfit freshmen and others who have outgrown their current uniform. Please bring concert dresses and tuxedos (including bow ties and cummerbunds) to the donation box in the B-CC Front Office. (For tax donation letters and other information about Community Closet, contact    
Donation Box


B-CC Tri-M Car Magnets

Donate just $5 and get a B-CC Tri-M car magnet! Contact to order one now, or buy one at the Cabaret, Used Book Sale Café, and Spring concerts.

 Tri-M Music Magnets


Please consider supporting the B-CC Music Program with a donation.  You may donate online through (select B-CC High School Music Department) or use the offline form for check and cash donations. Request for Music Department Donations. 

Past Performances   

The Spring 2018 Music Concerts capped off a great school year for music students performing on Night 1 and Night 2.                                    

 Jazz Combo 11-3-17   Jazz Combo 11-5-17
The Jazz Ensemble had a busy first week of November playing at the National Press Club for the Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care 25th Anniversary Celebration Gala and the Western Grove Urban Park park opening celebration.  

 The 2017 October Overture featured wonderful music performed by our music teachers and parents! View performances here.

 Jazz Combo September 2017

The Jazz Ensemble performed October 1 at the Rollingwood Citizens Association picnic and received rave reviews. "The Jazz Combo was fantastic! They are all terrific musicians, emanating professionalism and poise. When we decided to move them outdoors, they took the change in stride. They were a credit to themselves and to B-CC."