Music Department

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Mr. Marshall White Mr. Patrick Fowler Ms. Lisa Itkin
Instrumental Music/
Resource Teacher 
240-740-0434
Instrumental Music Choral Music

 

The B-CC Music Department has earned two Grammy Foundation awards and offers eight instrumental ensembles, three choral ensembles, guitar, piano, and IB music classes. Extracurriculars include pep band, drum line, pit orchestra, small quartets, and combos. Nearly 500 students enroll in a music class each semester.

Grammy cover 

  Why Study Music? 

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



 

Music Classes and Ensembles
Extracurriculars for Music Students
Tri-M Music Honor Society

 

Handbooks for Ensembles and Classes 

Concert Attire is Required

All musicians must wear concert attire to performances:
  • Females wear the black Lillian gown (click to order).
  • Males wear a tuxedo comparable to the "Basic Tuxedo Package" (click to order) 
  • Choirs wear robes. 
  • Gently-used concert attire is sold each Fall at the Music Boosters' Community Closet sale: Dresses are $40; Tuxedo jackets are $20, pants $20, shirts $10, cummerbund or bow tie $5. Re-sale proceeds benefit the Music Dept. Exchange for a larger size is free. (If you missed the sale on 10/27/18 and still need the req. attire, email BCCCommunityCloset@gmail.com for an appointment for your student to try on outfits.)

Class Assignments

Auditions

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

 

Calendar of Events and Performances 

Sneak Peek at Important Music Dates for the upcoming 2019-20 School Year:

October 12:  October Overture (Fall fundraiser; evening)

September/October:  Annual Fruit Sale from PeeJay’s Fresh Fruit to benefit Music program

Nov 2, 10:00 am-3:00 pm:  Community Closet - purchase gently-used concert attire

December 11 + 12:  Winter Concerts

February 7:  Musical Cabaret (Spring fundraiser) 

March 7 + 8:  Musical Café during the BCC Used Book Sale 

April 16-19:  Music Trip to NASHVILLE!   Music competitions and great fun for all. 

April 29-30, 7:00 pm:  Spring Concerts

Pep Band

Home Games

Sept. 13

Sept. 20

Oct. 11

Oct. 18 (Homecoming)

Nov. 1

 

Music Boosters

Officers for 2019-2020:
 
President - Charlotte Knepper
Vice-President - Alison Gee
Treasurer - Ted Hammerman 
Secretary - Robin Yang  
 

Up Next:

September 23, 7:00 pm: Music Boosters’ Welcome Meeting, Choir Room @ BCC

Fall Fruit Sale (more details to follow)

 

Join the Music Listserv to hear our latest news and coming events.  

 

Great Ways to Support the Music Department

  • Make a donation and have your name listed in a Concert program. You may donate to Music Boosters through pay4schoolstuff.com. If you prefer a check, have your student bring it (along with this form) to their music teacher. Please make checks payable to “B-CC HS Music Boosters.”  
  • Book the String Quartet or Jazz Combo for your next gathering (contact Marshall White: Marshall_J_White@mcpsmd.org)
  • Attend the Fall Fundraiser 'October Overture' and the Spring Fundraiser 'Cabaret' (super fun events!)
  • Donate an instrument (contact Marshall White: Marshall_J_White@mcpsmd.org)
  • Donate gently-used concert attire to the B-CC Music Community Closet
  • Buy gently-used concert attire from the Community Closet
  • Join the Music listserv for news and events 
  • Eat more fruit! Participate in our annual fruit fundraiser each Fall.
  • Help with the Music Boosters Cafe held during the annual B-CC Used Book Sale: Bake, Volunteer for a shift, and/or Play music at the Cafe!
We're Always Accepting 'Community Closet' Concert Attire Donations...

The Community Closet gladly accepts your gently-used concert attire to help outfit freshmen and others who have outgrown their current uniform. Re-sale proceeds benefit the Music Department!  Please bring concert dresses and tuxedos (including bow ties and cummerbunds) to the donation box in the B-CC Front Office.
(For info. about Community Closet, contact BCCCommunityCloset@gmail.com.)    

Donation Box

   
 

           Donate!    

Music Boosters work hard to make fundraising lots of fun, but if that's not your thing (or even if it is) please consider supporting the B-CC Music Program with a direct donation.  Donate online through  pay4schoolstuff.com  (select B-CC High School Music Dept) or use the offline form for check and cash donations. Request for Music Department Donations

 

Past Performances: 

 
The Spring 2018-19 Music Concerts capped off a great school year.  Listen to the concerts here.
 
 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 in October at the Rollingwood Citizens Association picnic to 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." 

 
 

{To post a photo or news item, contact MusicBoostersBCC@gmail.com.}