Media, Music, & The Arts Events


Past Events:

Music is in the Air:  The Music Department has been hard at work!  On March 19th, Blair jazz students performed their 5th annual “Swingin' Sounds for Seniors” in the community.  And on March 16th, Blair Music hosted the String Quartet from the "President's Own" United States Marine Band.


“History Makers” Share Their Stories: Billy Martin and Terry Jones visited Blair to talk about their “history making” experiences.  Martin, a lawyer, is best know for his defense cases of such clients as Jayson Williams, Monica Lewinsky, Michael Vick, and Allen Iverson.  Jones, a CEO, has worked, and led, companies such as Citi Group Global Investment Management and Citi Group Asset Management, TIAA-CREF, Cyber Digital Inc., Iridium Communications, and Fox Entertainment Group.  For more information, be sure to check out Mr. Martin’s and Mr. Jones’ History Makers biography pages.


“The Volunteers” Visit Blair: The Army Band's rock/pop band "The Volunteers" performed at Blair to students from the Media, Music, and The Arts Academy.  The band comprised of members from the military performed many of today’s pop hits.  Special thanks to Ms. Roberts in the Music Department for arranging the visit.


Paul Glenshaw, Documentary Filmmaker, Visits MMA Academy Students: Documentary filmmaker and producer, Paul Glenshaw visited Montgomery Blair High School to speak with Mr. Smith’s Introduction to Media Literacy class and Mr. Horne’s Literature as Film class about his experience creating a movie. 

“Barnstorming is the true story of an unexpected friendship that developed between a farm family and two pilots who literally dropped out of the sky. Their friendship has created a new tradition out of an old one long gone: barnstorming.  [The film] captures their annual gathering: the visceral exhilaration of flight, the anticipation of the barnstormers’ arrival, and celebration of the reunion. Shot in real time, and told in the participants' voices, the film immerses the viewer in the innocence of earlier times, the fleeting nature of childhood, and the joy of friendship. It is a testament to our ability to connect as human beings, no matter where we come from, or how we get there.” 

For more information, visit here for the Barnstorming website.


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Mr. Paul Glenshaw speaks with the Media, Music, and Arts students about film production.