Music Department

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Mr. Marshall White Mr. Patrick Fowler Mr. Daniel Janis Ms. Lisa Itkin
Instrumental Music/
Resource Teacher 
Instrumental Music Instrumental Music Choral Music


Music Trip Packet And Information click here.  Google Form click here


Boosters Information
Upcoming Dates and Performances
Past Performances


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 for an appointment for your student to try on outfits.)

Class Assignments



Frequently Asked Questions 


Calendar of Events and Performances 

October 30th:  October Overture (Fall fundraiser; evening). Click here for this  years flyer.  Click here for online ticket purchase.

October/November:  Annual Fruit Sale from PeeJay’s Fresh Fruit to benefit Music program. Click here to order online.

Nov 6th , 10:00 am-3:00 pm 3304 Brooklawn Terrace, Chevy Chase MD 20815:  Community Closet - purchase gently-used concert attire. 

December 15th and 16th:  Winter Concerts

February 25th  : Musical Cabaret and Silent Auction (Spring fundraiser) 

March 12th and 13th :  Musical Café during the BCC Used Book Sale 

March 31st-April 3rd:  Music Trip to NASHVILLE!   Music competitions and great fun for all. 

May 17th and May 18th:  Spring Concerts

Music Boosters


Alison Gee, President

Jennifer Hoover, Vice President

Ted Hammerman, Treasurer

Trish Vieira, Secretary

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


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 If you prefer a check, have your student bring it (along with the 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:
  • Attend the Fall Fundraiser 'October Overture' and the  Winter Fundraiser 'Cabaret and Silent Auction' (super fun events!)
  • Donate an item to the Cabaret Silent Auction
  • Donate an instrument (contact Marshall White:
  • 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    

Donation Box



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  (select B-CC High School Music Dept) or use this form for check and cash 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." 


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