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


Fine Arts News

Professional dancer provides Master Classical Ballet class for BMHS Dance students in Advanced Lyrical and Jazz class.
We congratulate Jeffrey Belfield '16, who earned a Project Hope second place prize for a film that he produced titled, "Wake Up the World!"
Four BMHS students from the Class of 2016 received Awards and Certificates of Merit from The National Society of Arts and Letters at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Congratulations to Ashley Rivett '17 who has won the Cecchetti East Coast Major Syllabus Scholarship for 2015-2016.
Returning to the program where he began, Joesph Webb '96 comes back to speak and dance with students of the BMHS Dance Program.
Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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