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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 CoursesBand

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 2016-17

See Fine Arts Events

Mark your calendars. Click on link below for more information on each event as it becomes available.
  • FA Boosters Meeting 9/20
  • FADE Colloquium #1 10/5
  • 5K for the Arts 10/15
  • Tri M Induction & Recital 10/25
  • Fall Musical Man of La Mancha: 11/11-13, 11/18-20
  • WAMTC Fall Band Festival 12/3
  • Christmas Fine Arts Festival 12/9-10
  • FADE Colloquium #2 12/12
  • FADE Colloquium #3 - Jan. 19th
  • FADE Senior Showcase 2/9
  • Music Trip Meeting 3/7 at 7pm
  • Spring Play: 3/17-19
  • P.G. County Music Festival 3/22-25
  • Music Trip 3/29 - 4/2
  • Dance Festival 4/7-8
  • Jazz Lab & Jazz Ensemble Concert 4/10
  • Sankofa 4/27-29
  • Concert Band, Symphonic Band & Percussion Ensemble Concert 5/4
  • Choir Concert 5/5
  • St. Genesius Theater Awards 5/6
  • Dance Showcase 5/11
  • String Orchestra & Wind Ensemble Concert 5/12
Fine Arts News
Our String Orchestra undertakes a unique project to support the cause of homelessness in our community, performing the piece "A Solitary Wish" at our Fine Arts Christmas Festival.
Buy tickets online for the Fine Arts Christmas Festival today!
The Tri-M Society honors our own Mary Mitchell-Donahue, BMHS Theatre Director and Fine Arts Department Chair, for her support and encouragement of the fine arts, specifically music, its students, and the department.
Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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