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Burbank, Burroughs High School Choirs And Bands Promote Music Is Instrumental Concert

Hundreds of instrumental and vocal music students from Burbank and John Burroughs High Schools filled the Burbank Town Center Mall on Wednesday afternoon, December 18, to promote their upcoming collaborative Music Is Instrumental concert to be held on January 11.

The Burbank Police Department also collected new, unwrapped toy donations for local needy children as the high school students played and sang carols and holiday songs.

Hundreds of instrumental and vocal music students at Burbank and John Burroughs High Schools held an impromptu concert at the Burbank Town Center Mall to promote their upcoming collaborative Music Is Instrumental concert on January 11. (Photo By Ross A Benson)

Although the students were in the midst of semester finals, they took some time to spread holiday cheer and pass out flyers with information about the upcoming fundraising concert that features performances by both high schools’ advanced bands and choirs, along with a collaborative performance with music mentors from the Musicians at Play Foundation.

High school brass players jazz up the patio at the Burbank Town Center Hall during the promotional performance for the upcoming Music Is Instrumental concert. (Photo By Ross A Benson)

The January 11 concert, A Far Off Place, is the third annual benefit concert put on with Musicians at Play. The concert will be held at Burroughs High and the Burbank Unified School District All Symphonic Band and Choir will be conducted by internationally-recognized Anthony Parnther.

A police vehicle was stuffed with toys collected by the Burbank Police Department at the Burbank Town Center Mall. (Photo By Ross A Benson)

All proceeds from the show will go to the instrumental and vocal music programs at Burbank and Burroughs High Schools.

Last year, the high schools also put on a flash mob and toy drive at the Town Center Mall to promote the annual fundraising concert.

More information on the January 11 Music Is Instrumental concert, A Far Off Place, can be found online here.


Burroughs’ Pop Show 40 Aims High With “Change The World”

For the past 40 years, the annual Pop Show presented by John Burroughs High School choir students has been one of the most popular performances for the students and the Burbank community. Pop Show 40: Change The World is no different, showcasing some of the school’s best talent from solo and small groups to big performances by the several show choirs.

A cappella groups and the choir’s Dance Ensemble also perform. Students in Tech Crew class manage the stage and run the lights and sound for the shows.

(Photo By Ross Benson)

The JBHS VMA presents four shows in total from Friday, February 22, through Sunday, February 24, in the school auditorium.

“It’s amazing that the Pop Show tradition has not only lasted, but grown and grown over the past 40 years,” commented Burroughs choir director Brendan Jennings.

“We are so grateful to all of the alumni, parents and community members that have built the legacy which my students now strive to build upon. The talent is jaw-dropping… I’m so excited for everyone to see the show!”

(Photo By Ross Benson)

Tickets prices vary: $30 for orchestra level assigned seating, and general admission for the balcony is $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.

Tickets are available for the three remaining shows – Saturday, February 23, at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m. They can be purchased in advance here or at the box office ahead of the opening curtain.

(Photo By Ross Benson)

John Burroughs High School is located at 1920 W. Clark Avenue in Burbank. More information on the JBHS VMA can be found here.