Stuff We've Added to the Fine Arts Web Pages Recently . . .

(A chronicle of what your webservant has done. Latest changes are on top of the list.)

KEY: (C) - Content change         (S/I) - Style or implementation change         (D) - Design change

8/1/2016 (C) - Pointed the Music link on the front checkerboard page to the new Music website at http://mbhsmusic.com. Also changed name and mailto link for the new Fine Arts Department resource teacher, Jaqueline Armstead-Thomas. (index.htm) This is the last change that will be made by Bill Josey (WWJ). With the appointment of a new Resource Teacher for the department, maintenance of the site is being turned over to other parties. (WWJ)

6/13/2016 (C) - Added to the Student Achievements page recognition of students who were accepted into the All-National Symphony Orchestra. (awards.shtml) (WWJ)

5/26/2016 (C) - Removed the 2016 Art Show flyer. (flyers/2016_Art_Show_Invitation.pdf) Also added to the Student Achievements page recognition of students who were nominated for an All-Eastern performing ensemble. (awards.shtml) (WWJ)

5/12/2016 (C) - Posted the invitation to the 2016 Art Show. (flyers/2016_Art_Show_Invitation.pdf) (WWJ)

5/10/2016 (C) - Added the 2016 Fine Arts Festival schedule to the front (checkerboard) page. (index.htm) (WWJ)

5/10/2016 (C) - Requirements for instrumental auditions for fall 2016 updated. (music/instrumental_auditions.shtml) (WWJ)

4/17/2016 (C) - Added a photo album showing our Blair students' entries in the Johns Hopkins University's juried photography show, "Grab Bag." (photo_albums/visual_arts/2016_04_07_grab_bag_photo_show) (WWJ)

3/22/2016 (C) - Added a photo album showing photos from the March 20 "Swingin' Sounds for Senior Citizens" program of MBHS's Tri-M Music Honor Society chapter. (photo_albums/music/2016_03_20_swingin'_sounds) (WWJ)

3/2/2016 (C) - Added to the Student Achievements page the names of two MBHS visual arts students who were accepted into the Congressional Art Competition for High School Students. (awards.shtml) (WWJ)

3/2/2016 (C) - Posted a flyer announcing the 2016 Empty Bowls fundraiser to be held at MBHS on March 22nd. (index.htm) (WWJ)

2/23/2016 (C) - Created a new photo album showing pictures of the fashion display and contest created by the Fashion Drawing and Design class at Wheaton Mall. (photo_albums/visual_arts/2016_02_23_Fashion_Illustrations_Contest) (WWJ)

2/18/2016 (C) - List of Fine Arts courses for 2016-2017 posted on the front checkerboard page. (index.htm) (WWJ)

2/08/2016 (C) - Student Recognition page updated to congratulate five visual arts students who received prestigious regional 2016 Scholastics Art Awards. (awards.shtml) (WWJ)

1/30/2016 (C) - Student Recognition page updated to show congratulations for three visual arts students whose artworks were chosen to be displayed in the Johns Hopkins juried Grab Bag show. (awards.shtml) (WWJ)

1/30/2016 (C) - New video posted on our YouTube channel about MBHS Instrumental Music opportunities for 2016-2017, with links on the Instrumental Music page and the scrolling departmental news. (music/instrumental.shtml, index.htm) (WWJ)

1/25/2016 (C) - Photo of new Marching Band uniforms posted on the Marching Band page. (music/marching_band.shtml) (WWJ)

1/25/2016 (C) - Posted a flyer announcing MBHS Symphonic Orchestra's joint concert with Southwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra, Feb 12. (flyers/SWFSYO_flyer.jpg, index.htm) (WWJ)

1/19/2016 (C) - Posted the Swingin' Sounds pictures on the Instrumental Scenes page with most recent ones. (music/instrumental_scenes.shtml) (WWJ)

1/19/2016 (C) - Removed three collages from the Instrumental Scenes page because they contained incorrect course information for the upcoming academic year. (music/instrumental_scenes.shtml) (WWJ)

1/13/2016 (C) - Posted flyer and community invitation letter for the Swingin' Sounds coffeehouse. (index.htm) (WWJ)

1/13/2016 (C) - Posted Music courses quick-reference guide on the front (checkerboard) page. (index.htm) (WWJ)

12/17/2015 (C) - Posted pictures from the Winter Band and Orchestra Concert (Dec. 3) and the Winter Jazz Concert (Dec. 10) on the Instrumental Music Scenes page. (/music/instrumental_scenes.shtml) (WWJ)

12/07/2015 (C) - Names of students selected for County/State/National honors ensembles posted in the Student Achievements page. (awards.shtml) (WWJ)

11/18/2015 (C) - Posted flyer for the Blair Winter Concerts. (index.htm) (WWJ)

11/04/2015 (C) - Created a photo album for photos from the 2015 Tri-M Music Honor Society induction held October 23, 2015, and put a link to it in the Tri-M page, as well as in the scrolling department news. (photoalbums.shtml, 2015_10_23_Tri-M_induction.shtml, tri-m.shtml, index.htm) (WWJ)

10/05/2015 (C) - Posted list of Fine Arts courses available to freshmen in Fall 2016. (index.htm, fine_arts_for_freshmen_2015.pdf) (WWJ)

10/04/2015 (C) - Posted link to WUSA Channel 9 news story about collaboration between MBHS chemistry and ceramics teachers that heightens students' awareness of the application of science to other disciplines. (index.htm) (WWJ)

9/28/2015 (C) - Posted real, non-dummy content for the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) page. (visual_arts/mahs.shtml) (WWJ)

9/14/2015 (C) - Posted the Guitar 2 syllabus and the Blair Choral Handbook. This makes the online collection of the Fine Arts syllabi complete. (music/courses.shtml) (WWJ)

9/12/2015 (C) - Changed the picture on the checkerboard front page. (index.htm) (WWJ)

9/12/2015 (C) - Added photos of the Coat of Arms project to the Foundations of Art Sample Course Projects page. (visual_arts/galleries/foundations.shtml) (WWJ)

9/07/2015 (C) - Scenes from Marching Band posted on the Marching Band page. (They are photos taken during halftime at the home football game on September 4, 2015.) (music/marching_band.shtml) (WWJ)

9/07/2015 (C) - Posted pictures of the MBHS Marching Band marching in the Kensington Labor Day Parade (in the Photo Albums section). (photo_albums/photoalbums.shtml) (WWJ)

9/02/2015 (C) - Posted 2015-2016 syllabi for drama courses and Guitar 1. (drama/courses.shtml, music/courses.shtml) (WWJ)

8/29/2015 (C) - Posted 2015-2016 syllabi for all courses except drama, choral and guitar. (music/courses.shtml, visual_arts/courses.shtml) (WWJ)

8/29/2015 (C) - Created a 'Class Scenes' page for the Drama group and added it to the standard menu. (drama/class_scenes.shtml, standard_MBHS_FA_menu.txt) (WWJ)

8/28/2015 (C) - Added names of 2015 awardees to the Outstanding Instrumental Music Student Awards page. (music/instrumental_music_awards.shtml) (WWJ)

8/28/2015 (C) - Instrumental Music calendar items integrated into the Fine Arts department calendar. (FA_calendar.shtml) (WWJ)

8/28/2015 (C) - Picture of Music and Visual Arts staff posted on the Faculty pages. (music/faculty.shtml, visual_arts/faculty.shtml) (WWJ)

8/27/2015 (C) - Updated the Tri-M Music Honor Society page to reflect 2015-16 meeting dates and membership procedures, including new letters and forms for the current year. (music/Tri-M.shtml) (WWJ)

8/26/2015 (C) - Faculty lists and "Courses" pages updated to reflect 2015-16 staff and course offerings. (drama/courses.shtml, drama/faculty.shtml, music/courses.shtml, music/faculty.shtml, visual_arts/courses.shtml, visual_arts/faculty.shtml) (WWJ)

8/25-26/2015 (D/I) - Implemented a common department-wide pop-out vertical menu on all pages except the front checkerboard page. This department-wide menu subsumes and replaces the standard music menu created 8/10/2013 and the standard visual arts menu created 8/12/2013. Also created a common design for all pages except the front checkerboard page. The new design mimics the checkerboard in the background of the navigation panel. All pages (except the front checkerboard page) are now implemented in HTML5. Common code for the standard header, menu, and footer is shared via Server-Side Includes. Styling is mostly centralized in external CSS stylesheets. (New include files are: standard_MBHS_FA_header.txt, standard_MBHS_FA_group-header-drama.txt, standard_MBHS_FA_group-header-music.txt, standard_MBHS_FA_group-header-visual_arts.txt, standard_MBHS_FA_menu.txt, and standard_MBHS_FA_footer.txt. New stylesheets are: FA_global_page_layout_&_styles.css, styling_for_standard_MBHS_FA_header.css, styling_for_standard_MBHS_FA_menu.css, and styling_for_standard_MBHS_FA_footer.css.) (WWJ)

8/08/2015 (C) - Created a unified department-wide calendar page (FA_calendar.htm) at the department level and deleted the separate music calendar page and visual arts calendar page. (include_files/standard_MBHS_art_menu.txt, include_files/standard_MBHS_music_menu.txt) (WWJ)

8/08/2015 (C) - Added a page for the National Arts Honor Society on the visual arts side (nahs.shtml), created an intermediate page at the department level to provide links to the pre-existing Tri-M Music Honor Society and the new National Arts Honor Society, and changed the Tri-M link on the checkerboard front page to "Fine Arts Honor Societies". (index.htm, honor_societies.htm, nahs.shtml) (WWJ)

7/19/2015 (C) - Posted a link to the AP Music Theory Summer Work packet on the checkerboard front page. (index.htm) (WWJ)

6/13/2015 (C) - Added an informative presentation about Marching Band -- what the band does, when it meets, reasons to join, music it plays. (musicdept/marching_band.shtml) (WWJ)

6/11/2015 (C) - Posted the 2015-2016 Marching Band welcome letter, calendar and forms. (musicdept/marching_band.shtml) (WWJ)

6/10/2015 (C) - Posted the 2015-2016 Marching Band Handbook. (musicdept/marching_band.shtml) (WWJ)

1/26/2015 (C) - Requirements for instrumental auditions for fall 2015 updated. (musicdept/instrumental_auditions.htm) (WWJ)

1/22/2015 (C) - Added videos that describe/show the hands-on activities in the following music courses: Music Tech, World Drumming, all bands and orchestras, and Marching Band. The videos are hosted on the Fine Arts YouTube channel, and links to them are embedded in the respective music pages (general.shtml, instrumental.shtml, marching_band.shtml). Also assembled a list on the front checkerboard page of all Fine Arts videos on the YouTube channel, with links. (index.htm) (WWJ)

1/09/2015 (C, D, I) - Completely revised the Galleries area on the Visual Arts portion of the website. The original "Galleries" page has been replaced by a new one and a set of seven new subordinate pages in order to show sample products from each of seven course areas (Art and Culture, Ceramics, Digital Art, Fashion Drawing & Design, Foundations of Art, Photography, and Studio Art). Since these are hands-on courses, descriptions by the teachers are included so the reader can understand what's going on in the photo and get a better sense of what activities a student enrolled in the course might be engaged in. The new Galleries page plus the seven new subordinate pages are written in HTML5 and have a new look with a horizontal menu which is designed to be standard across all pages of the site. Photos in the new Galleries pages have been reduced to a maximum of 400 pixels in either direction and are linked to their larger originals, so if the reader clicks on a photo he can see the original in a new tab. The total collection of seven pages consists of 130 photos, and replaces the old Galleries page that had 27 on it. (visual_arts/galleries.shtml, visual_arts/galleries/art_&_culture.shtml, visual_arts/galleries/ceramics.shtml, visual_arts/galleries/digital_art.shtml, visual_arts/galleries/fashion_drawing.shtml, visual_arts/galleries/foundations.shtml, visual_arts/galleries/photography.shtml, visual_arts/galleries/studio_art.shtml) (WWJ)

11/20/2014 (C) - Added photo album to show bowls made by MBHS Ceramics students for the Empty Bowls Charity Dinner held at Sherwood High School. (photo_albums.shtml) (WWJ)

10/12/2014 (C) - Added photo album for MBHS 80th Anniversary Celebration at Strathmore. (photo_albums.shtml) (WWJ)

10/09/2014 (C) - Posted the list of Fine Arts Courses for Freshmen. (link on index.htm) (WWJ)

9/02/2014 (C) - Photos from a parent added to the 2014 Kensington Labor Day Parade album. (WWJ)

9/01/2014 (C) - Posted photos of the Montgomery Blair Marching Band in the 2014 Kensington Labor Day Parade. (WWJ)

8/29/2014 (C) - Student Achievement page updated to recognize selection of Cynthia Liu as a member of the 2014 NAfME All-National Band and Haena-Young Lee and Dennis Zhao as members of the 2014 NAfME All-National Symphony Orchestra. (awards.htm) (WWJ)

8/29/2014 (C) - Syllabi for Theater 1 and Theater 2 posted. (dance&drama/courses.shtml, and the "syllabus" folder in dance&drama) (WWJ)

8/22/2014 (C) - Syllabi for all courses in the Fine Arts Department posted except for Theater 1 and Theater 2. (artdept/courses.shtml, musicdept/courses.shtml and dance&drama/courses.shtml, and the "syllabus" folders in each corresponding area) (WWJ)

8/20/2014 (C) - New staff pictures posted for music faculty and art faculty. Also, art faculty listing updated and courses taught by art faculty updated. (musicdept/faculty.shtml and artdept/faculty.shtml) (WWJ)

8/13/2014 (C) - Adjustments made in courses taught by music faculty (as listed on Faculty page only; 'Courses' page will be updated when syllabi are available). (musicdept/faculty.shtml) (WWJ)

8/04/2014 (C) - Marching Band page updated with these new items: (1) Welcome/intro letter from new Marching Band director, (2) revised Band Camp schedule for August, (3) new Marching Band Calendar for August - November. (musicdept/marching_band.shtml) (WWJ)

8/04/2014 (C) - Music faculty page updated for the new year. (musicdept/faculty.shtml) (WWJ)

7/30/2014 (C) - Posted the 2014-2015 Marching Band Handbook and an updated version of the Marching Band and Color Guard Flyer. Also added several "Save the Date" notes for Marching Band and Color Guard commitments. (musicdept/marching_band.shtml) (WWJ)

7/30/2014 (C) - Staff picture on the checkerboard page replaced with a picture of Marching Band, with a caption linking to the Marching Band page, where the revised summertime schedule (to be determined soon by new Marching Band director) will be placed week of Aug 4th. (index.htm) (WWJ)

6/25/2014 (C) - Link to summertime Marching Band info placed in the Department News scroll to help incoming new students and their parents find the info. (index.htm) (WWJ)

6/11/2014 (C) - Added the 2014 Instrumental Music Award-winners' names to the Instrumental Music Award plaques. (musicdept/instrumental_music_awards.htm) (WWJ)

6/11/2014 (C) - Student Achievement page updated with recognition of Haena-Young Lee, Stephan Loh, Cynthia Liu and Dennis Zhao for their being nominated for an All Eastern performing ensemble. (awards.htm) (WWJ)

6/04/2014 (C) - Posted the new Marching Band forms for the 2014-2015 school year. (musicdept/marching_band.shtml) (WWJ)

6/04/2014 (C) - Student Achievement page updated with recognition of Kiyoon (Brian) Ko for winning first place in the 2014 NAfME Electronic Music Composition Contest and recognition of Jingjing (Annie) Xu for winning third place in the 2014 MMEA Young Composers Project competition. (awards.htm) (WWJ)

5/15/2014 (C) - New photo album added showing pictures of selected artworks in the 2014 MBHS Student Art Show that was held April 30th - May 1st in the small gym. (photo_albums.shtml) (WWJ)

5/8/2014 (C) - Two new photo albums added: One for the Concert Orchestra performance at the 'Taste the World in Fenton Village' food fair on May 4th, and one for the MBHS contribution to the MCPS Fashion Display at the MSDE building in Baltimore on May 2nd. (photo_albums.shtml) (WWJ)

5/8/2014 (C) - 'Composer-in-Residence' link on the checkerboard page changed to point to YouTube video by MCPSTV. (index.htm) (WWJ)

5/4/2014 (C) - New photo album added about the Synesthesia animation presented April 30, 2014 along with the Concert Band's performance of 'Dance of the Spirits' by Michael Sweeney. (photo_albums.shtml) (WWJ)

5/4/2014 (C) - New content (link to Gazaette newspaper article) added to the photo album about the Youth Art For Healing reception held at Medstar Montgomery Medical Center, April 24, 2014. (photo_albums.shtml) (WWJ)

4/26/2014 (C) - New photo album added showing artwork by MBHS senior Lele Mathis that was chosen for permanent display at the US Department of Education, April 25, 2014. Recognition of the student's achievement was also added to the Student Achievement page. (photo_albums.shtml, awards.htm) (WWJ)

4/25/2014 (C) - New photo album added reporting on the Youth Art For Healing reception held at Medstar Montgomery Medical Center, April 24, 2014. (photo_albums.shtml) (WWJ)

4/25/2014 (C) - Announcement about the new dates for the upcoming Fine Arts Festival in the staff picture frame on the checkerboard page replaced with a new announcement about the Fine Arts Festival and a full schedule of festival events. (index.htm, 2014 Fine_Arts_Festival_Schedule.pdf) (WWJ)

4/02/2014 (C) - New page added to music pages about the upcoming Composer-in-Residence visit of Paul Lewis. (musicdept/paul_lewis.shtml) (WWJ)

2/17/2014 (C) - Posted revised Instrumental Music Calendar. (musicdept/instrumental.shtml, musicdept/calendar.shtml) (WWJ)

2/05/2014 (C) - Staff picture on the checkerboard page replaced with an announcement about the new dates for the upcoming Fine Arts Festival. (index.htm) (WWJ)

2/05/2014 (C) - visual Arts calendar updated to reflect events in the 5th Annual Fine Arts Festival. (musicdept/calendar.shtml) (WWJ)

2/05/2014 (C) - Requirements for instrumental auditions for fall 2014 updated. (musicdept/instrumental_auditions.htm) (WWJ)

2/03/2014 (C) - Tri-M service project "Swingin' Sounds for Senior Citizens" announcement (flyer and letter to community) posted on the Tri-M page and in Department News. (tri-m.shtml, index.htm) (WWJ)

2/02/2014 (C) - Added two new photo albums: One for pictures of the art works of MBHS students on display at the Johns Hopkins University art exhibition "Moments in Time", January 27-April 1, 2014, and one for photos of the Fine Arts displays at the MBHS Elective Fair held on January 31st. (photo_albums.shtml) (WWJ)

1/21/2014 (C) - The Visual Ars main page (artindex.shtml) and the Music main page (music.shtml) no longer serve a useful purpose, since anything of importance is now placed on the Fine Arts main (checkerboard) page. The staff pictures from the former Visual Arts and Music main pages have been moved to their respective Faculty pages, and the old main pages (artindex.shtml and musicindex.shtml) have been deleted. Choosing "Music" or "Visual Arts" on the FA checkerboard page now takes one to the respective Faculty page. (index.htm, musicdept/faculty.shtml, artdept/faculty.shtml) (WWJ)

1/21/2014 (C) - changed FA staff picture on the checkerboard page. (index.htm) (WWJ)

1/21/2014 (C) - Posted lists of music courses and visual arts courses for 2014-2015, with links on the checkerboard page. (index.htm) (WWJ)

1/04/2014 (C) - Requirements posted for instrumental auditions for fall 2014. (musicdept/instrumental_auditions.htm) (WWJ)

12/02/2013 (C) - On the page for recognition of student achievements and awards, added names of students who were accepted into the MCPS Senior Honors Jazz Band, MCPS Senior Honors Orchestra, MCPS Junior Honors Orchestra and MCPS Junior Honors Band. (WWJ)

11/29/2013 (C) - On the page for recognition of student achievements and awards, added names of students who were accepted into the Maryland All State Senior Band and Orchestra, and the MCPS Senior Honors Band. (WWJ)

11/22/2013 (C) - On the page for recognition of student achievements and awards, added names of students who were accepted into the Maryland All State Junior Band and Orchestra. (WWJ)

10/22/2013 (C) - Posted list of Fine Arts courses for incoming freshmen next academic year (2014-2015). (FA_for_freshmen_2014-2015_dcc_night.pdf). (WWJ)

9/22/2013 (C) - Added new photo album to house the photos taken in connection with the varsity football players' selection of Fine Arts teachers as people who have had an impact on their education at Blair. (photo_albums/photoalbums.shtml). (WWJ)

9/11/2013 (C) - Drama course descriptions and syllabi added. (Moved dance_courses.shtml from musicdept folder to a new dance&drama folder, renamed it dance&drama/courses.shtml, and added the drama courses to it.) (WWJ)

9/10/2013 (C) - Re-formatted the Tri-M page and posted the Tri-M forms for the 2013-2014 school year. (WWJ)

8/26/2013 (C) - Syllabi for Mr. Verock's classes for the 2013 - 2014 academic year posted. (artdept/courses.shtml) All syllabi for Fine Arts Department classes for 2013 - 2014 have now been posted. (WWJ)

8/24/2013 (C) - Created a new page to house the course description for 'Dance as Fine Art'. It is hosted in the folder structure of the music side of the house, and the associated syllabus is in the music syllabus folder. The link to the course page is on the front 'checkerboard' page. (index.htm, musicdept/dance_courses.shtml) (WWJ)

8/24/2013 (C) - 2013 - 2014 staff pictures posted. (index.htm, artdept/artindex.shtml, musicdept/musicindex.shtml) (WWJ)

8/24/2013 (C) - New forms area created ("forms" folder) with links from the "Courses" pages for common forms (Consent and Release Form and Acceptable Use Agreement for Internet Access). (artdept/courses.htm, musicdept/courses.shtml) (WWJ)

8/24/2013 (C) - Syllabi for the 2013 - 2014 academic year posted for all courses except Mr. Verock's. (artdept/courses.shtml, musicdept/courses.shtml) (WWJ)

8/12/2013 (I) - A standard menu was created for pages in the visual arts section. The menu is implemented as paragraph entries (<p>) in a division (<div>), rather than as table rows in a table, making the code easier to follow and more flexible for future changes. The menu is incorporated into the pages that use it by the use of Server-Side Includes (SSI), so the HTML files now have the extension ".shtml". (artdept/courses.shtml, artdept/faculty.shtml, artdept/calendars.shtml, artdept/galleries.shtml) The new menu was also placed on the Visual Arts main page (artdept/artindex.shtml), which previously had a different menu design that was of a fixed length. Now both sides of the website (Visual Arts and Music) each utilize a common menu, and it will be easier to implement a single department-wide menu, which is the future plan. (WWJ)

8/11/2013 (C) - "Courses" pages updated to reflect scheduled courses and teaching assignments for the 2013 - 2014 academic year. (artdept/courses.htm, musicdept/courses.shtml) (WWJ)

8/10/2013 (C) - Since InToneNation does not appear in the MBHS list of clubs, there is no way on the MBHS website to get to the InToneNation pages, so a link to them was added to the new music menu. This link is clearly marked as an external link and is presented in a different style from the other links in the menu so as not to suggest that InToneNation is part of the MBHS music program. (WWJ)

8/10/2013 (I) - A new page was created for marching band content, which was formerly on the Instrumental page. The new page (musicdept/marching_band.shtml) uses the new menu, and there is a link to it in the new menu. The marching band content was removed from the Instrumental page. (musicdept/instrumental.htm) (WWJ)

8/10/2013 (I) - A standard menu was created for pages in the music section. The menu is implemented as paragraph entries (<p>) in a division (<div>), rather than as table rows in a table, making the code easier to follow and more flexible for future changes. The menu is incorporated into the pages that use it by the use of Server-Side Includes (SSI), so the HTML files now have the extension ".shtml". (musicdept/courses.shtml, musicdept/faculty.shtml, musicdept/calendars.shtml, musicdept/general.shtml, musicdept/choral.shtml, and musicdept/instrumental.shtml) The menu was also expanded to include a link to the Tri-M page (to which access formerly was only from the Fine Arts main page), and the Tri-M page was given the new menu as well. (musicdept/tri-m.shtml) The new menu was also placed on the music main page (musicdept/musicindex.shtml), which previously had a different menu design that was of a fixed length. This necessitated re-working the page so that it still appears as a rectangle. (WWJ)

8/10/2013 (C) - Faculty lists updated for the 2013-2014 year (artdept/faculty.htm, musicdept/faculty.htm). (WWJ)

8/08/2013 (C) - Marching Band Handbook for 2013-2014 posted. (musicdept/instrumental.htm). (WWJ)

7/25/2013 (C) - Added photos and a video of the Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) having fun with World Drumming during their week of meetings in July. (musicdept/instrumental.htm). (WWJ)

6/11/2013 (C) - Created a new Photo Albums page (photo_albums/photoalbums.shtml) and posted photos of the painting of the new STEM mural, which was completed on the third floor this month. Also migrated photo collections from the past year to this new area. The new album collections in this area use a standard header which is incorprated via Server Side Includes (SSI). Hence, their page names end in ".shtml". Photo collections that exist in other areas of the site will be migrated to this consolidated area as time permits. The photo albums now in this area are: (WWJ)

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Mural June, 2013
  • MBHS Student Art Show May 15 - 17, 2013
  • Fine Arts Displays in the MBHS Electives Fair January 29, 2013
  • MBHS Marching Band in the 2012 Kensington Labor Day Parade Sep 3, 2012
  • Works by ceramics teacher Jon Verock in the Hood College show "From The Ashes: Legacies of Unnatural Disasters" June 30, 2012

6/06/2013 (C) - Posted the new Marching Band forms for the 2013-2014 school year. (musicdept/instrumental.htm). (WWJ)

5/25/2013 (C) - Added the 2013 Instrumental Music Award-winners' names to the Instrumental Music Award plaques. (musicdept/instrumental_music_awards.htm). (WWJ)

5/20/2013 (C) - Created a new page to display photos taken at the Blair Student Art Show May 16. The page displays the colorful invitation to the art show, some general views of the gym in which the show was held, photos of most of the display partitions and tables, and close-ups of some of the artworks -- 58 pictures in all! (artdept/2013_art_show.htm). (WWJ)

5/13/2013 (C) - Posted invitation to the Blair Student Art Show in the scrolling news and on the main art page (artdept/artindex.htm). (WWJ)

4/28/2013 (C) - Posted invitation to the Blair Spring Instrumental Concerts in the scrolling news and on the Instrumental page (musicdept/instrumental.htm). (WWJ)

4/23/2013 (C) - Photo of Ms. Roberts taken at a recent luncheon for winners of the MMEA's education awards for 2013 added to the page about her award. (MMEA_award.htm). (WWJ)

4/23/2013 (S/I) - Front "checkerboard" page (index.htm) re-designed and implemented with CSS3. Changes include the following: (WWJ)

  • The layout uses more space horizontally and less space vertically, so vertical scrolling is not necessary to see the bottom content on a wide-screen display.
  • The checkerboard is implemented using the CSS "display:table;" property instead of the HTML <table> tag, and all parts of the checkerboard are styled using CSS. HTML tables are not used for layout.
  • The "Department News" scroll is changed from a horizontal scroll to a vertical scroll and is moved to the right side of the staff picture. Three news items are visible at all times.
  • The background of the news ticker is transparent and the news ticker is superimposed over a black-to-silver-to-black gradient. Text in the ticker is black, and the hyperlinks are red. The news ticker is positioned so that the news items appear in the light (silver) areas of the gradient. Also, when one hovers the mouse over a news item, the item takes on a slightly different color background.
  • The "Most recent update . . " message is now positioned below the news ticker. It has a red background to match the red squares in the checkerboard.

4/01/2013 (C) - Content of navigation bar at top of each page updated to match MBHS new navigation bar introduced 3/1/2013, while the former style of the bar was retained (black bar with white lettering and green separators). (all .htm files). (WWJ)

3/01/2013 (C) - Collage of photos from the February 17 Swingin' Sounds event added to the Tri-M page (tri-m.htm). (WWJ)

2/28/2013 (C) - Two new pages created to announce and honor two department teachers who were award recipients during the month of February: Adam Stephens, who was selected for the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund's "Rising Star" teacher award (marian_greenblatt_award.htm), and Michelle Roberts, who was selected by the Maryland Music Educators Association as the Outstanding Instrumental Teacher of the Year (MMEA_award.htm). (WWJ)

2/27/2013 (C) - Removed link to announcement about Protfolio Review Day (created 2/07/2013). (WWJ)

2/20/2013 (C) - On the page for recognition of student achievements and awards, posted link to Michelle McGhee's article in InTune Magazine about her experience at the SchoolJam USA Finals and Winter NAMM in California. (WWJ)

2/16/2013 (C) - There are "Courses" pages on both the Music section and the Visual Arts section of the website, plus a list of next year's course offerings on the front page. To make a clearer distinction between them, the two "Courses" pages have been renamed "Courses (current year)" and a note has been inserted at the top of each one to advise readers where they can find the next year's list. Also, the 2013-2014 instrumental course offerings have been posted in the form of an Instrumental Music Quick Reference on the Instrumental page (instrumental.htm). (WWJ)

2/15/2013 (C) - Requirements for instrumental auditions for fall 2013 updated for newly-accepted incoming students. (WWJ)

2/12/2013 (C) - On the page for recognition of student achievements and awards, added recognition of Barbara Vasilchenko, a Studio Art 3 student, who juried into John Hopkins' "Conundrum" art show. (WWJ)

2/07/2013 (C) - New page created to announce a Portfolio Review Day for students interested in signing up for Studio 1, 2, or 3 (FA_Studio_1,2,3_review_day.htm). (WWJ)

2/07/2013 (C) - Additional samples of works from beginning and advanced photography classes added to the Visual Arts Galleries page (artdept/galleries.htm). (WWJ)

1/30/2013 (C) - Page added to show pictures of the action at the Fine Arts displays at the MBHS Electives Fair held January 29th. (WWJ)

1/25/2013 (C) - Collage-style poster pictures of scenes from Music Technology were added to the General Music page (musicdept/general.htm). Also, all photos on this page were made clickable for viewing the full-size original. (WWJ)

1/25/2013 (C) - Collage-style poster pictures of scenes from Concert Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Lab Band, Honors Jazz Band, Concert Orchestra and Symphonic Orchestra were added to the Instrumental page (musicdept/instrumental.htm). Also, all photos on this page were made clickable for viewing the full-size original. (WWJ)

1/22/2013 (C) - Flyer for the 2013 Fine Arts Festival added with a link in the checkerboard front page. (WWJ)

1/21/2013 (C) - Photographs from the Piano class added to the General Music page (musicdept/general.htm). (WWJ)

1/21/2013 (C) - Additional photographs from the World Drumming class added to the Instrumental page (musicdept/instrumental.htm). (WWJ)

1/21/2013 (C) - Examples of work done by students in Art & Culture added to the Visual Arts Galleries page (artdept/galleries.htm). (WWJ)

1/21/2013 (C) - Five collages of examples of vector portraits and other artwork created by Digital Art students added to the Visual Arts Galleries page (artdept/galleries.htm). (WWJ)

1/18/2013 (C) - Photographs from the World Drumming class added to the Instrumental page (musicdept/instrumental.htm). (WWJ)

1/16/2013 (C) - Samples of art work created by Studio 1, 2, and 3 students added to the Visual Arts Galleries page (artdept/galleries.htm). (WWJ)

1/15/2013 (C) - Photo samples and pictures of models from Fashion Drawing and Design added to the Visual Arts Galleries page (artdept/galleries.htm). (WWJ)

1/07/2013 (C) - Listing of Fine Arts Courses for 2013-2014 posted with a link in an orange square on the checkerboard front page. (Replaced the listing for 2012-2013.) (WWJ)

1/07/2013 (C) - Tri-M Coffee-House "Swingin' Sounds for Senior Citizens" announcement posted in Department News (in front-page scrolling marquee). (WWJ)

1/06/2013 (C) - Requirements posted for instrumental auditions for fall 2013. (WWJ)

1/06/2013 (C) - Photo on the front checkerboard page changed to photo of the Fine Arts Staff on the department's Jersey Day, January 4th. (WWJ)

12/20/2012 (C) - On the page for recognition of student achievements and awards, added names of students who successfully auditioned for the Maryland All State Senior Band and Orchestra. Also added recognition of Austin Yuan's selection as Alternate for the Maryland All State Senior Jazz Band, and of William Cai's selection as part of the clarinet section for the 2013 NAfME All-Eastern Band. (WWJ)

12/11/2012 (C) - On the page for recognition of student achievements and awards, added recognition of Michelle McGhee's being chosen as the winner of InTune Magazine's 2013 SchoolJam Field Reporter Contest. (WWJ)

12/10/2012 (C) - On the page for recognition of student achievements and awards, added results of the MCPS Big Band Festival that was held on December 1st at Sherwood High School. (WWJ)

12/10/2012 (C) - Updated the Tri - M Music Honor Society page (tri-m.htm) to include the list of new members for the 2012-2013 year and a photo of the new and returning members at the induction ceremony November 29, 2012. (WWJ)

11/25/2012 (C) - On the page for recognition of student achievements and awards, added names of students who successfully auditioned for the MCPS Senior Honors Band and Orchestra. (WWJ)

11/17/2012 (C) - On the page for recognition of student achievements and awards, added names of students who successfully auditioned for the MCPS Junior Honors Band and Orchestra and for the All State Junior Band and Orchestra. (WWJ)

10/25/2012 (C) - Link to the MMA_Events page posted in the scrolling news marquee to highlight our ceramics students' role in the 'Empty Bowls' charity event Nov 15th. (WWJ)

10/22/2012 (C) - Updated the NAfME Tri - M Music Honor Society page (tri-m.htm) to include the 2012 forms (Recommendation Form, Acceptance Letter and Form for New Members, and Acceptance Letter and Form for Returning Members, Photo Consent Form) and new narrative and important dates for 2012-2013. (WWJ)

10/05/2012 (C) - On the page for recognition of student achievements and awards, added names of students who successfully auditioned for the MCPS Junior and Senior Honors Jazz Bands. (WWJ)

9/03/2012 (C) - Posted photos and videos of Montgomery Blair Marching Band in the 2012 Kensington Labor Day Parade. (WWJ)

8/27/2012 (C) - 2012-2013 syllabi for Studio Art 1, 2, and 3 posted. All 2012-2013 Fine Arts syllabi are now posted on the site. (WWJ)

8/26/2012 (C) - Updated front-page link to the new Music, Media and The Arts academy page. (WWJ)

8/24/2012 (C) - All 2012-2013 Fine Arts syllabi except for Studio Art 1, 2, and 3 are posted. (WWJ)

8/22/2012 (C) - Staff pictures for 2012-2013 for both Music and Visual Arts posted. (WWJ)

8/07/2012 (C) - Faculty and Course lists updated for the 2012-2013 year (artdept/faculty.htm, artdept/courses.htm, musicdept/faculty.htm, musicdept/courses.htm). Syllabi will be added as they become available over the next few weeks. (WWJ)

7/30/2012 (C) - Posted photos of works by ceramics teacher Jon Verock from the show "From The Ashes: Legacies of Unnatural Disasters" at Hood College in Frederick, MD, June 30, 2012 (artdept/galleries.htm). (WWJ)

7/20/2012 (C) - Letter, schedule info and forms posted for Marching Band participation in late summer and fall 2012, along with new Marching Band Handbook. (WWJ)

6/15/2012 (C) - Permanent Instrumental Awards page (musicdept/instrumental_music_awards.htm) created and added, with links to it from the Student Achievement Page, the Instrumental Music Page, and (temporarily) from the front-page news marquee. (WWJ)

5/05/2012 (C) - On the page for recognition of student achievements and awards, added congratulations to MBHS Concert Orchestra, MBHS Symphonic Band and Symphonic Orchestra for their recent ratings at State Festival. Also added recognition of four students for nomination to an All Eastern performing group. (WWJ)

5/01/2012 (C) - Posted announcement about the MBHS Fine Arts Festival poster for 2012 (FA_festival_poster_2012.htm). (WWJ)

4/27/2012 (C) - Added photos of the Music Department's new pBones bought for the school by Blair Band and Orchestra Parents (BBOPS). (WWJ)

3/27/2012 (C) - On the Instrumental Music page, added photos of the Jazz Band playing Swingin' Sounds at Homecrest. (WWJ)

3/14/2012 (C) - Announcement about additional instrumental auditions March 29 placed in the scrolling marquee. On the page for recognition of student achievements and awards, added recognition of Concert Orchestra and Symphonic Orchestra for their Superior Ratings at MCPS Music Festival. (WWJ)

1/16/2012 (C) - Coffee-House Tri-M Project announcement posted in Department News (in front-page scrolling marquee). (WWJ)

1/15/2012 (C) - Requirements and audition music posted for instrumental auditions for fall 2012. (WWJ)

12/06/2011 (C) - On the page for recognition of student achievements and awards, added names of students who were accepted into the Maryland All State Senior Band and All State Senior Orchestra. (WWJ)

12/02/2011 (C) - On the page for recognition of student achievements and awards, added names of students who were inducted into the Montgomery Blair High School chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, along with recognition of the chapter's returning members. (WWJ)

12/02/2011 (C) - Added phone numbers to the Faculty pages in the Visual Arts and Music areas. (WWJ)

11/30/2011 (C) - Added course descriptions for six new courses to be offered 2013 (World Drumming, Wind Ensemble, Fashion Drawing and Design, Digital Art 1, Digital Art 2, Digital Photography 1). Links to them are in a new scrolling marquee which is placed in the Department News area of the front page. (WWJ)

11/30/2011 (C) - Added list of courses that will be available in the 2012-2013 academic year. List includes new course offerings that aren't available this year. Link is on the front page in the checkerboard. (WWJ)

11/22/2011 (C) - On the page for recognition of student achievements and awards, added names of students who successfully auditioned for the MCPS Senior Honors Band and the MCPS All County Senior Orchestra. (WWJ)

11/22/2011 (C) - On the page for recognition of student achievements and awards, added names of students who successfully auditioned for the Maryland All State Junior Band and All State Junior Orchestra. (WWJ)

11/15/2011 (C) - On the page for recognition of student achievements and awards, added names of ninth-grade students who successfully auditioned for the MCPS Junior Honors Band and Orchestra. (WWJ)

10/25/2011 (C) - Listing of Fine Arts courses for Freshmen (fine_arts_for_freshmen.pdf) updated for the 2011-2012 year. (WWJ)

10/18/2011 (S/I) - Titles on the Music pages (calendar.htm, choral.htm, courses.htm, courses_freshmen_2008.htm, faculty.htm, fundraising.htm, general.htm, instrumental.htm, 2011_instrumental_auditions.htm, tri-m.htm) changed from "the music department at montgomery blair high school" to "the musical arts at montgomery blair high school" and the implementation changed from .gif images to CSS-styled text. (WWJ)

10/17/2011 (C) - Calendar of events for the Visual Arts updated for the 2011-2012 year. (WWJ)

10/17/2011 (S/I) - Titles on the Visual Arts pages (calendar.htm, courses.htm, faculty.htm, galleries.htm) changed from "the art department at montgomery blair high school" to "the visual arts at montgomery blair high school" and the implementation changed from .gif images to CSS-styled text. (WWJ)

10/16/2011 (C) - New forms added to the NAfME Tri - M Music Honor Society page (tri-m.htm): Photo Consent Form, Acceptance Letter and Form for New Members, and Acceptance Letter and Form for Returning Members. (WWJ)

10/12/2011 (C) - New page (vote_for_MBHS_in_Glee_competition.htm) established under the Music side of the house to appeal for votes in the Glee Give a Note competition. Link to it is in the department news on the checkerboard front page. (WWJ)

9/28/2011 (C) - New page (tri-m.htm) established under the Music side of the house for all matters relevant to the NAfME Tri - M Music Honor Society. Link to it is in one of the black squares in the checkerboard front page. (WWJ)

9/06/2011 (C) - 2011-2012 syllabus for Ms. Armstead posted. 2011-2012 syllabi are now posted for all courses/sections offered by the Fine Arts Department. (WWJ)

9/05/2011 (C) - Posted photos and videos of Montgomery Blair Marching Band's participation in the 2011 Kensington Labor Day Parade. (WWJ)

8/27/2011 (D) - Redesigned top header that has links to other MBHS website areas is now implemented on all Fine Arts pages. (WWJ)

8/26/2011 (D) - Additional improvements to the "checkerboard" front page: department news re-located to a position below the checkerboard; text shadow added to department title; redesigned top header that has links to other MBHS website areas. (WWJ)

8/26/2011 (C) - 2011-2012 syllabi for Mr. Stallings posted. (WWJ)

8/25/2011 (C) - 2011-2012 syllabi for Mr. Verock and Ms. Abdul-Rahim posted. (WWJ)

8/24/2011 (D) - Front page re-designed to make room for a new picture of the combined staff of the Fine Arts Department. (Removed the small pictures of piano keyboards and trombones in the checkerboard and re-arranged the active links.) (WWJ)

8/24/2011 (C) - Student Achievement page (awards.htm) wiped clean for the start of the new academic year (except the June 8 recognition of the MENC NSBA Electronic Music Composition Contest winners was left standing). (WWJ)

8/24/2011 (C) - Staff pictures for 2011-2012 for both Music and Visual Arts posted, along with the 2011-2012 syllabi for Mr. Lee and Ms. Crowder. (WWJ)

8/22/2011 (C) - 2011-2012 syllabi for Mrs. Josey, Ms. Roberts, and Mr. Stephens posted. (WWJ)

8/16/2011 (C) - Instrumental Music Calendar and Handbook for 2011-2012 posted. (WWJ)

8/11/2011 (C) - Order form for Marching Band and Color Guard T-Shirts posted. (WWJ)

8/03/2011 (C) - Flyer for Marching Band participation in University of Maryland Massed Band Day Oct 1, 2001 posted. (WWJ)

7/29/2011 (C) - Marching Band Handbook for the 2011-2012 season posted. (WWJ)

6/09/2011 (C) - Letter, schedule info and forms posted for Marching Band participation in fall 2011. (WWJ)

6/08/2011 (C) - On the page for recognition of student achievements and awards, added names of students who were winners in the MENC NSBA Electronic Music Composition Contest. (WWJ)

4/29/2011 (C) - Posted the MBHS Fine Arts Festival poster for 2011 (FA_festival_poster.htm). (WWJ)

3/10/2011 (C) - Modified the Instrumental Auditions page (2011_instrumental_auditions.htm) to show a third round of auditions on April 5. Also, on the page for recognition of student achievements and awards, added recognition of students who earned a Superior Rating at the MCPS Solo/Ensemble Festival. (WWJ)

2/23/2011 (C) - On the Instrumental Auditions page (2011_instrumental_auditions.htm), modified the announcement about the second round of auditions to accommodate students who have been accepted to MBHS since the January auditions, and posted the revised letter to the candidates. (WWJ)

2/15/2011 (C) - On the Instrumental Auditions page (2011_instrumental_auditions.htm), second round of auditions announced to accommodate students who have been accepted to MBHS since the January-February auditions and would like to be considered for placement in one of the ADVANCED ensembles or Jazz Lab Band. (WWJ)

1/09/2011 (C) - Built new page (2011_instrumental_auditions.htm) to display audition requirements for instrumental ensembles for 2011. (WWJ)

12/06/2010 (C) - On the page for recognition of student achievements and awards, added names of students who were inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society. (WWJ)

11/30/2010 (C) - On the page for recognition of student achievements and awards, added names of students who were accepted into the Maryland All State Senior Band and All State Senior Orchestra. (WWJ)

11/24/2010 (C) - On the Art Dept Galleries page, existing examples of student work were old (from 2005 and 2006). All old examples were removed, and new examples of work done by students in Mrs. Berry's fall 2010 semester digital art classes and fall 2010 studio art classes were added. (WWJ)

11/24/2010 (C) - On the page for recognition of student achievements and awards, added names of students who successfully auditioned for the MCPS Senior Honors Band and Orchestra. (WWJ)

11/22/2010 (C) - On the page for recognition of student achievements and awards, added names of students who successfully auditioned for the Maryland All State Junior Band and All State Junior Orchestra. (WWJ)

11/15/2010 (C) - On the page for recognition of student achievements and awards, added names of students who successfully auditioned for the MCPS Junior Honors Band and Orchestra. (WWJ)

11/11/2010 (C) - Added a new page (fundraising.htm) to the Music Department pages to advertise and provide supporting information for the Music Department 2010 Fundraising campaign. Supporting information includes the fundraising flyer, information letter for parents/guardians, a sample letter that students can send to prospective patrons, an ad sales agreement form, and the pie sales order form. (WWJ)

10/19/2010 (C) - Added to the Instrumental Page the itinerary for the April 2011 band and orchestra trip to New York. (WWJ)

10/18/2010 (C) - Added a page for recognition of student achievements and awards, and a link to it in one of the checkerboard squares on the front page. (WWJ)

9/21/2010 (C) - Posted the Choral calendar for 2010-2011. (WWJ)

9/13/2010 (C) - The last outstanding syllabi for Music courses (Guitar 1, Chorus) were posted. (WWJ)

9/06/2010 (C) - Visual Arts Department calendar updated. (WWJ)

9/06/2010 (C) - Posted photos and videos of Montgomery Blair Marching Band's participation in the 2010 Kensington Labor Day Parade. (WWJ)

8/28/2010 (C) - Posted new group pictures of the Music teachers and the Visual Arts teachers for 2010-2011. (WWJ)

8/27/2010 (C) - Instrumental Music calendar for 2010-2011 posted. (WWJ)

8/25/2010 (C) - Faculty page for the Music Dept. updated. Course pages for both Music and Art updated, and most of the course syllabi posted. (WWJ)

8/24/2010 (C) - Audition announcement from 1/2/2010 on the Intrumental Music page removed for the season (until a new one is applicable). Instrumental Music Handbook updated to 2010-2011 version, and a new Marching Band Handbook for 2010-2011 added. (WWJ)

6/15/2010 (C) - Letter, schedule info and forms posted for Marching Band participation in fall 2010. (WWJ)

5/10/2010 (C) - A page was created for the Fine Arts Festival poster, and a link to it was placed in the new NEWS headline area on the front page. (WWJ)

5/10/2010 (C) - NEWS headline area added to the top of the front page checkerboard block. This will house department-wide headlines from time to time. (WWJ)

3/20/2010 (C) - With auditions for next year's instrumental ensembles back on, procedure for incoming students to obtain an audition appointment posted. (WWJ)

2/16/2010 (C) - Emergency notice to indicate that the audition schedule for next year's instrumental ensembles has been postponed; new dates TBD. (WWJ)

1/22/2010 (C) - Audition requirements for instrumental ensembles on the Instrumental Music page updated for the 2010-2011 school year, and a new special-attention square established on the Fine Arts checkerboard front page to house the link to it. (WWJ)

1/10/2010 (C) - New special-attention square established on the Fine Arts checkerboard front page to house links to flyers for two new AP courses to be offered in fall 2010: AP Music Theory and AP Art History. (WWJ)

11/22/2009 (C) - Fine Arts Department mission statement added to front page. (WWJ)

10/12/2009 (C) - Link to "Fall 2010 Courses for Freshmen" added to front page. (WWJ)

9/07/2009 (C) - Photos and videos of Montgomery Blair Marching Band's participation in the 2009 Kensington Labor Day Parade added. (WWJ)

9/02/2009 (C) - All 2009-2010 course syllabi are now posted. Link on front page to audition info removed. (WWJ)

8/31/2009 (C) - Most 2009-2010 course syllabi now posted. (WWJ)

8/28/2009 (C) - Instrumental Music Handbook updated to 2009-2010 version and Instrumental Music Calendar for 2009-2010 posted. (WWJ)

8/27/2009 (C) - New faculty picture placed on the Music Dept page. (WWJ)

8/22/2009 (C) - "Faculty" pages for both Music and Visual Arts updated to reflect new staff line-up and courses taught by each teacher this semester. (WWJ)

5/04/2009 (C) - Instrumental audition notice for incoming students updated to include instructions for scheduling an audition. (WWJ)

3/12/2009 (C) - Audition requirements for instrumental ensembles updated to include incoming students. (WWJ)

1/23/2009 (C) - Instrumental Music Calendar revised for second semester. (WWJ)

1/20/2009 (C) - Audition requirements for instrumental ensembles added to the Instrumental Music page, and a direct link to that page replaces the "Fall 2009 Courses for Freshmen" special-attention square on the Fine Arts checkerboard front page. (WWJ)

12/11/2008 (C) - Link to "Fall 2009 Courses for Freshmen" added to front page. (WWJ)

10/12/2008 (C) - Keyboard History Listening video added to Music Dept General Music page, to be used by students in Advanced Piano as practice for 1st quarter test. (WWJ)

9/04/2008 (C) - Syllabi for Photography 2 & 3 posted. (WWJ)

9/03/2008 (C) - Instrumental Music Calendar for 2008-2009 posted. (WWJ)

9/02/2008 (C) - Syllabi for Digital Art 1 and Mr. Stallings' Photography 1 courses posted (still missing: Photography 2 & 3). (WWJ)

9/01/2008 (C) - Photos and videos of Montgomery Blair Marching Band's participation in the 2008 Kensington Labor Day Parade added. (WWJ)

8/29/2008 (C) - "Faculty" pages for both Music and Visual Arts updated to reflect courses taught by each teacher this semester. "Courses" pages for both Music and Visual Arts updated and most syllabi for this semester are available (missing: Digital Art 1 and most Photography courses). 2008-2009 Instrumental Music Handbook and 2008-2009 Choral Calendar posted. (WWJ)

7/20/2008 (C) - "Music CD Library for Staff" was discovered to be a dead link. The folder it was in on the server has been incorporated into the fine arts seciton of the MBHS website, the link restored, and the library listings have been updated. (WWJ)

1/25/2008 (C) - Added the syllabi for the Spring 2008 visual arts course offerings to the Art Dept Courses page. (WWJ)

1/23/2008 (C) - Added the syllabi for the Spring 2008 music course offerings to the Music Dept Courses page. (WWJ)

1/23/2008 (C) - Added the 2007-2008 Choral Music Calendar to the Music Dept Calendar and Choral pages. (WWJ)

1/5/2008 (C) - New page created listing new courses that will be available to students beginning in the fall of 2008. These are courses that are not currently offered (i.e., in the academic year 2007-2008). This page was created for the convenience of students registering this semester for the fall 2008 semester. In late summer, this page will be deleted and the new courses will be added to the standard Courses pages in the respective departments. (WWJ)

1/05/2008 (C) - Changed the Art Dept Courses page to note that the Drawing and Design course will no longer be offered beginning fall 2008. (WWJ)

11/02/2007 (C) - New pages created (for both the Art Dept and the Music Dept) showing courses that will be available to next year's incoming freshmen, for use by prospective freshmen and their parents/guardians. (These courses are not necessarily the same as courses operating this year that freshmen are eligible for.) (WWJ)

9/08/2007 (C) - New staff picture for 2007-2008 put on the Art Dept page. (WWJ)

9/06/2007 (C) - Changed standard departmental top banner to reflect replacement of B.E.N. with Edline/BILL). (WWJ)

9/03/2007 (C) - Added pictures and videos of the MBHS marching band in the Kensington Labor Day Parade. (WWJ)

8/31/2007 (C) - Loaded the last outstanding syllabus for fall 2007. (WWJ)

8/30/2007 (C) - Loaded all the outstanding syllabi for the fall 2007 semester, having received all but one. (WWJ)

8/27/2007 (C) - Updated the Courses page for the Music Dept to show this fall's courses, and linked the syllabi received so far. Added the 2007 - 2008 version of the Instrumental Music Handbook and the 2007 - 2008 Instrumental Music Calendar. (WWJ)

8/26/2007 (C) - Added a photo of the new Fine Arts mural to the Art Dept main page and to the Music Dept main page. Updated the Faculty pages for both departments to show 2007-2008 faculty. Updated the Courses page for the Art Dept to show this fall's courses, and linked the syllabi received so far. (WWJ)

8/25/2007 (S/I) - Corrected the spacing of the menu tabs on the Art Dept and Music Dept main pages and subordinate pages as displayed by the Safari browser. The spacing now matches that displayed by Internet Explorer and Firefox, which was the intended appearance. (Users of Internet Explorer and Firefox will not notice this change.) (WWJ)

8/20/2007 (S/I) - Corrected the implementation of the style sheets that govern the appearance of the fonts in the menu tabs on the Art Dept and Music Dept main pages and subordinate pages as displayed by the Firefox and Safari browsers. The font appearance now matches that displayed by Internet Explorer, which was the intended appearance. (Users of Internet Explorer will not notice this change.) (WWJ)

3/12/2007 (C) - Description and pictures about the Wolf Trap Foundation Scholarship Project added to the Music Dept page. (WWJ)

10/06/2006 (C) - Instrumental music events calendar for 2006-2007 academic year posted. (WWJ)

9/18/2006 (C) - Choral music events calendar for 2006-2007 academic year posted. (WWJ)

9/17/2006 (C) - Chamber Choir pictures from dedication of Underground Railroad marker in Silver Spring added. (WWJ)

9/05/2006 (C) - Faculty listings for both departments updated to reflect courses taught by each teacher in the new semester. Course pages for both departments updated to reflect Fall 2006 course offerings and syllabi. (WWJ)

9/04/2006 (C) - Marching Band pictures from Kensington Labor Day Parade added. (WWJ)

8/25/2006 (C) - New staff pictures for 2006-2007 put on the Art Dept and Music Dept pages. (WWJ)

8/14/2006 (C) - Ms. Roberts' band reminder letter added to Music Dept page. (WWJ)

8/05/2006 (C) - Ms. Roberts' welcome letter and band form added to Music Dept page. Instrumental Music calendar updated for Fall 2006 semester. (WWJ)

7/31/2006 (C) - Staff picture on Music Dept front page updated; welcome message added for new music teacher. (WWJ)

3/03/2006 (C) - Four examples of Shockwave Flash animations done in Ms. Berry's fall semester Digital Art 2 class added to Art Dept Galleries page. (WWJ)

2/03/2006 (C) - Spring semester 2006 course syllabi added to the Courses pages for both the Art Dept and the Music Dept. Fall semester syllabi will be kept online until next fall. (WWJ)

12/07/2005 (C) - Email addresses on Faculty pages for both the Art Dept and the Music Dept updated to the new convention adopted by MCPS for Outlook (xxx@mcpsmd.org). (WWJ)

11/26/2005 (C) - Scenes from Guitar classes, Beginning and Advanced Piano classes, and Music Technology classes added to General Music page, along with example of a Music History poster. Scenes from Symphonic Band added to Instrumental Music page. (WWJ)

11/19/2005 (C) - For the students who have their written permission on file in the Fine Arts office, credits were posted with their artwork displayed on the Art Dept Galleries page as examples of photographic work done in Mr. Stallings' AP Photography Studio Art class. (WWJ)

11/15/2005 (S/I) - Red parts of Art Dept front page and Music Dept front page changed to the shade of red designated by hex code #CC0000. (WWJ)

11/13/2005 (C) - Collage of Art Dept teachers in action added to Art Dept front page. Examples of work done in Ms. Stork's Ceramics & Sculpture classes added to Art Dept Galleries page. (WWJ)

11/10/2005 (C) - Nine examples of work done in Mr. Stallings' AP Photography Studio Art class added to Art Dept Galleries page. (WWJ)

11/10/2005 (C) - Link to the Media Literacy Academy added to Fine Arts front page. (WWJ)

11/10/2005 (S/I) - Burgundy blocks on the Fine Arts front page changed to red (#CC0000). (WWJ)

11/08/2005 (C) - Group photo of art teachers added to the Art Dept page. Copyright notice added to the Art Dept Galleries page. Examples of work done in Mrs. Wilson's Studio classes added to Art Dept Galleries pages, as well as examples of banner and single point perspective drawings done in Ms. Andrews' classes. (WWJ)

11/07/2005 (C) - Course description for AP Photography Studio Art 2-D A & B added to Arts Courses page. New course (Percussion Ensemble) added to Music Courses page, and "advertisement" for it added to Music Dept front page. Examples of work done in Ms. Berry's Digital Art 1 class added to Art Dept Galleries page. (WWJ)

11/07/2005 (S/I) - On all the subordinate pages in the Art Dept side (Courses, Faculty, Calendar, Galleries), the following was done: (1) Added a "Calendars" navigation tab; (2) added the standard departmental topbanner (with links to other parts of MBHS website); (3) re-vamped the page code, retaining the same design, color scheme and functions, but the pages are now presented using CSS style sheets instead of graphical images where pictures are not involved, making it easier to alter text in the links and more efficient for browsers to display; (4) implemented an external style sheet. (WWJ)

10/30/2005 (C) - Group photo of the music teachers added to the Music Dept page. Link to Music CD Library added to Fine Arts front page. (WWJ)

10/08/2005 (S/I) - On all the subordinate pages in the Music Dept side (Courses, Faculty, Calendars, General Music, Choral, and Instrumental), the following was done: (1) Added a "Calendars" navigation tab; (2) added the standard departmental topbanner (with links to other parts of MBHS website); (3) re-vamped the page code, retaining the same design, color scheme and functions, but the pages are now presented using CSS style sheets instead of graphical images where pictures are not involved, making it easier to alter text in the links and more efficient for browsers to display; (4) implemented an external style sheet. (WWJ)

9/30/2005 (S/I) - Re-vamped the Fine Arts front page code. Design, color scheme and functions remain the same. The page is now presented using CSS style sheets instead of graphical images where pictures are not involved, making it easier to alter text in the links and more efficient for browsers to display. (WWJ)

9/28/2005 (S/I) - Fixed broken link to the Music Dept page in each of the subordinate music pages (Calendar, Choral, Courses, Faculty, General and Instrumental). (WWJ)

9/27/2005 (C) - Added page update dates to the "Courses" and "Faculty" pages for both departments (Music and Art). Added date of the most recent update to any of the Fine Arts pages on the main Fine Arts page and added this "whatsnew" page. (WWJ)

9/26/2005 (C) - Added a "Calendar" tab to both the Music Dept and Art Dept index.htm files. (WWJ)

9/26/2005 (S/I) - Replaced original Music Dept and Art Dept index.htm files with re-coded versions that use style sheets and the background-color attribute instead of graphical images to control color and navigation tabs. This will make it easier to expand or modify the menus in the future. Also standardized the layout, look and feel between them (but still using separate color schemes), as they had different layouts and navigation tab conventions before. (WWJ)

9/12/2005 (C) - Added the standard departmental topbanner (with links to other parts of MBHS website) to top of Fine Arts page, Music page, and Art Dept page. Need yet to do the same for subordinate pages. (WWJ)

9/09/2005 (C) - Added Instrumental calendar and Choral calendar for the academic year 2005-2006. (WWJ)

9/08/2005 (C) - Marching Band pictures from Kensington Labor Day Parade added. (WWJ)

9/05/2005 (C) - Syllabi for all courses in the Art and Music Departments added. (WWJ)

9/04/2005 (C) - Course listings for the Art and Music Departments updated. (WWJ)

9/03/2005 (C) - Faculty lists for the Art and Music Departments updated. (WWJ)