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Band & Orchestra

BMHS students perform at the Prince George's County Festival

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 Band and Orchestra Program to foster a sense of belonging, artistic expression, aesthetic awareness, and an overall appreciation for music.

Upcoming Events

Jazz Concert - Wednesday, April 11th at 7:00 pm in the Mona Center

Symphonic Band & Percussion Ensemble Concert - Thursday, May 3rd at 7:00 pm in the Main Gym

Wind Ensemble & String Orchestra Concert - Friday, May 11th at 7:00 pm in the Main Gym

Public online sales will be available from Seat Yourself a few weeks prior to the event. 

Band & Orchestra Courses

The BMHS Strings performs for the community

Concert Band - College Prep & Honors
Symphonic Band - College Prep & Honors
String Orchestra - College Prep & Honors
Wind Ensemble - College Prep & Honors
Percussion Ensemble
Pep Band
Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Lab
Music Theory

For Full Course Offerings & Descriptions:

Course Bulletin

Pep Band

Ms. Hardy and the Pep Band

Members of the Pep Band perform at various school sponsored activities and sporting events under the direction of Ms. Francine Amos Hardy, Conductor.

BMHS Pep Band performs at Football Home game
Christmas Festival
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Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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