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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!”

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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.


JBHS VMA “Project Listen” Benefits Teen Line

John Burroughs High School Vocal Music Association presents “Project Listen,” a concert to benefit Teen Line on Wednesday evening, May 23.

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Image Courtesy John Burroughs High School Vocal Music Association.

Teen Line is a nonprofit community-based organization that helps teenagers address their problems.

“It is our mission to provide personal teen-to-teen education and support before problems become a crisis, using a national hotline, current technologies and community outreach,” states the organization.

The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. Admission is free, but the JBHS VMA will be accepting donations for Teen Line’s work in the community.

John Burroughs High School Auditorium is located at 1920 W. Clark Avenue in Burbank.

JBHS VMA Performs Pop Show Unplugged

John Burroughs High School choir members held their annual Pop Show Unplugged on Saturday, January 20, at The Colony Theatre.

The program of more than 20 songs ran for about 80 minutes. Students performed two sets that evening, featuring popular songs such as “Lemonade,” “Landslide,” “Misbehavin'” and “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay.”

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“Pop Show Unplugged is one of my favorite shows of the year because it allows the students to experience a more intimate venue and casual vibe,” commented JBHS Vocal Music Director Brendan Jennings. “This type of acoustic setting is how many artists get started, so its good practice for these future professionals.”

Upcoming performances for the JBHS VMA are Pop Show #39 Can’t Stop The Feeling on March 1 -4 and the Spring Concert on May 18. More information on the Burroughs High School choir program can be found here.

Photo By Ross A. Benson

Choir members will also perform alongside Drama, Play Production and Instrumental Music Program students for the annual all-school musical. This year, the production is Grease, which will run February 9-11 in the JBHS auditorium.