The BMCHS Department of Music has something for everyone. Looking to perform in several concerts throughout the school and Piedmont triad? You can join the following ensembles: Concert Choir, Guitar Ensemble, and our Orchestra/Band! *Honors credit is available for continuing juniors and seniors
The Concert Choir, Guitar Ensemble, and Orchestra collaborate several times throughout the school year to perform professional level concerts for the school and community.
Technology in the Arts is a new course being offered that focuses on the technical aspects of the performing arts world. Students will work on stage and in our state of the art Recording Studio. Some of the areas of focus will be in Music, Theatre, and Cinema! All students enrolled in this course will operate the technical side of all of the Department of Music concerts. *Honors credit is available
For Juniors and Seniors interested in AP classes, they can register to take AP Music Theory. This college prep course goes through the fundamentals of music composition, structure, and is evolution throughout the musical eras. Students are required to take the AP exam at the end of the school year.
The BMCHS Department of Music has a chapter of the Nationally recognized Tri-M Music Honors Society. The Tri-M Music Honor Society is a program of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), which focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy. Currently our chapter performs around the Triad for community volunteer outreach performances. Students are invited to audition to the society starting their sophomore year.
Bishop Pep Band is a new extra curricular activity to instrumentalists interested in playing music at our schools athletic events. Currently the group performs at every Varsity Home Football game, and will continue to play at Varsity Home Basketball games. This club is open to all students currently enrolled in music, and open to auditions to non-enrolled students.
See this article in the National Association of Music Educators: Guitar Program Recognized Nationally