Student Accomplishments, Achievements, and Awards

In proud recognition of the achievements of our students . . .

small plaque icon In addition to the recognition afforded our students each year by MCPS and other organizations outside of our school, the MBHS Fine Arts Department awards Instrumental Music Awards at the end of each year. See our permanent page of instrumental music awards here.

June 13, 2016 - Congratulations to 9th grade students Ryan Cho, violin, and Steven Qu, violin, who were accepted into the All-National Symphony Orchestra! The 2016 program will take place at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas November 10 - 13, 2016. The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles represent the top performing high school musicians in the United States.

May 25, 2016 - Congratulations to the following students who were nominated for an All Eastern performing ensemble:

  • Calvin Liu -- Violin
  • Annie Zhao -- Flute
  • Alex Coy -- Bass Trombone (Concert Ensemble AND Jazz Ensemble)

March 2, 2016 - Congratulations to two MBHS visual arts students -- senior Candia Gu and junior Judy Tram -- for being accepted into the Congressional Art Competition for High School Students held by Congressman Chris Van Hollen. They will be feted at a reception at Washington Artworks on Sunday, March 6.

February 8, 2016 - Congratulations to these MBHS visual arts students for their achievements in the prestigious regional 2016 Scholastics Art Awards:

  • Sage Chen -- Honorable Mention for Painting "Summer by a Waterfall"
  • Tiffany Mao -- Honorable Mention for Photography "Tallinn Girl"
  • Margaret Wang -- Silver Key for Painting Still Life: " Vegetables"
  • Margaret Wang -- Honorable Mention for Painting "Winter Street Scene"
  • Ariel Zhang -- Silver Key for Painting "Winter Outing"

January 21, 2016 - Congratulations to these MBHS visual arts students whose artwork was selected for exhibition in the Johns Hopkins juried Grab Bag show. The theme of the show is "Conundrum":

  • Angel Wen -- "Apple, Orange-No, wait, Candy!"
  • Kathleen Ruan -- "Life of a fish"
  • Candia Gu -- "Shadow in the light"

December 3, 2015 - Congratulations to all MBHS music students who were accepted into honors ensembles:

+ MCPS SR. HONORS JAZZ BAND: Ben Jacobsohn - Alto Saxophone, Zack Wathen - Tenor Saxophone

+ MCPS JR. HONORS BAND: Hannah Lee - Flute, Flora Li - Flute, Megan Xiao - Flute, Avik Barua - Trumpet

+ MCPS SR. HONORS BAND: Richard Kong - Clarinet, Ankit Bhargava - Alto Saxophone

+ MCPS SR. ALL COUNTY ORCHESTRA: Esther Lee - Violin, Nayman Leung - Violin, Robert Yang - Violin, Ray Weng - Violin, Jim Finley - Viola

+ ALL STATE JUNIOR BAND: Hannah Lee - Flute, Flora Li - Flute

+ ALL STATE JUNIOR ORCHESTRA: Ryan Cho - Violin, Justin Hung - Violin, Meili Gupta - Violin, Steven Qu - Violin, Kevin Qian - Viola, Anjali Gupta - Violin Alternate

+ ALL STATE SENIOR BAND: Annie Zhao - Flute/Piccolo, Daniel Chen - Flute, Cynthia Liu - Clarinet, Alex Coy - Bass Trombone

+ ALL STATE SENIOR ORCHESTRA: Calvin Liu - Violin, Ji Huyk Bae - Violin, Edward Lee - Violin, Richard Chen - Violin, Esther Lee - Violin, Robert Yang - Violin, Stephan Loh - Viola (top 4), James Gao - Viola, Richard Wang - Viola, Simin Li - Cello, Kevin Jiang - Cello, Annie Fang - Violin Alternate

+ ALL NATIONAL BAND: Cynthia Liu - Clarinet