Band & Orchestra

The Band program at Bishop McNamara High School has a reputation for excellence throughout the metropolitan Washington, DC area. The study of instrumental music is an important component to providing the students with a comprehensive music education. The students in the BMHS band program are consistently challenged to cultivate their individual talents and abilities all while building relationships through group performance.

It is the goal of our program to foster a sense of belonging, artistic expression, aesthetic awareness, and an overall appreciation for music.


Band & Orchestra Courses

Concert Band, CP & Honors

Symphonic Band, CP & Honors

String Orchestra, CP & Honors

Wind Ensemble, CP & Honors

Percussion Ensemble

Pep Band

Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Lab

Music Theory

Upcoming Fine Arts Events 2015-16

See Fine Arts Events

Mark your calendars. Click on link below for more information on each event as it becomes available.
  • FA Boosters Meeting on Sept. 15
  • FADE Colloquium #1 on Sept. 28
  • FADE Colloquium #2 on Oct. 15
  • 5K for the Arts on Oct. 17
  • Fall Musical: R&H Cinderella Nov. 13-22
  • FADE Colloquium #3 on Dec. 1
  • WAMTC Fall Band Festival Dec. 5
  • Christmas Fine Arts Festival Dec. 11-12
  • FADE Colloquium #4 on Jan. 14
  • FADE Colloquium #5 on Feb. 1
  • FADE Senior Showcase Feb. 18
  • P.G. County Music Festival Mar. 10-12
  • Spring Play Mar. 18-20
  • Dance Showcase Apr. 7
  • Dance Festival Apr. 8-9
  • Jazz Lab & Jazz Ensemble Concert Apr. 13
  • Sankofa Apr. 28-30, May 1
  • Concert Band, Symphonic Band & Percussion Ensemble Concert May 5
  • Choir Concert May 6
  • String Orchestra & Wind Ensemble Concert May 13
Fine Arts News
Our FADE Colloquium #5 on the topic of Theatre Improv, featuring DC area Professional Actors and Improv Artists, will take place on Monday, February 1st from 7:00-8:15 pm in the Fine Arts Theatre.
Every student, parent, guardian, coach, teacher, and staff should sign up today to receive BMHS Alerts.
Jada Twitty, Alora McManus, and Alanna Imes were selected for the 2016 Maryland Senior All State Band & Orchestra.
Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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