Welcome to the Instrumental Music Department!

Cabin John Middle School is a recent recipent of Maryland’s distinguished “Exemplary Music Program Award.”  The band and orchestra program, under the direction of Scott Herman,  enrolls over 250 students and over the last two decades has been regarded amongst the finest in Maryland. The  ensembles have been praised for their maturity in sound, and performing “well beyond their years.” The ensembles have consistently received superior ratings at the district and state level.

In 2012 and 2001, the Cabin John Advanced Orchestra was invited to perform for the Maryland Music Educators in the Spring of 2001.  In 2009, Mr. Herman was named the Maryland Music Educators Outstanding Teacher of the Year.  He was also invited to guest conduct the 2002 Maryland Junior All-State Orchestra.

Cabin John offers many different performing groups, and provides a wide variety of musical experiences for musicians at any level.

How can music help my child?

“There is ample evidence that the arts help students develop the attitudes, characteristics, and intellectual skills required to participate in today’s society and economy. The arts teach self-discipline, reinforce self-esteem, and foster the thinking skills and creativity so valued in the workplace. They teach the importance of teamwork and cooperation. They demonstrate the direct connection between study, hard work, and high levels of achievement.”  National Standards for Arts Education