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Burbank High’s ‘Night Of Magic’ Gala Honors Shawn and Kaylene Stevens

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(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank High School presented its 17th Annual Night of Magic recently at The Pickwick Gardens. The night had surprises, great music, good lighting and most of all, Burbank High School’s Award Winning Choirs under the Direction of Brett Carroll.

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(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The Night of Magic is a showcase of the different choirs and a night of raising money for the Vocal Music Association of Burbank High School.

The evening started with a silent auction of gift baskets with everything from Original Art pieces to scripts signed by famous actors. One basket had enough Disney videos to keep a family with several kids busy for the complete winter break.

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Shawn & Kaylene Stevens Honored by Brett Carroll. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

One of the highlights of the evening was, after intermission, when Choir Director Brett Carroll took the floor to honor a long time Burbank High School Choir Support Member.

This year’s recipient of The Honor Council of Voce Ostinato Award was bestowed on Shawn and Kaylene Stevens, who, over the past 17 years, had kids in the choir programs and have held every elected and volunteer position available. The Stevens have always been there providing a helping hand, from making wardrobe pieces to Shawn’s technical assistance back stage.

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(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

To make the night as fun as possible, there were live auctions between musical numbers with former Principal Bruce Osgood at the microphone. Knowing almost everyone in the room, a pull on the ear or a itch of the nose raised the bid amount. Trips to distant locations, guest appearances from choir members and even front row court side seats at an upcoming Lakers game were auctioned off.

Even though the room had over 300 in attendance, and plenty was raised, the VMA is always in need of donations to carry the program through the year. Their next upcoming event will be their annual Holiday Program next month.

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(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The choirs that performed were the Out of the Blue, BHS Voices, Sirens, Impressions, Sound Dogs, Gentleman’s Octet and In Sync.

The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Sean Holland who has been seen in the feature film ‘The Clueless’,  ‘The Watcher’ and whose additional credits include ‘Any Day Now,’ ‘Parenthood,’ ‘Sister Sister’ and ‘Good Company.’








Burbank High VMA Celebrates “Night Of Magic”

Burbank High School’s Vocal Music Association celebrates and raises much-needed funds with an evening of dinner theater, “Night of Magic,” starting at 6:30 p.m., Saturday November 9, at Pickwick Gardens. The evening begins with a spectacular silent auction featuring over 200 gift baskets and features a full-course dinner served with style.

The dinner beings at 7:15 p.m., with Master of Ceremonies Sean Holland and entertainment featuring VMA groups In Sync, Impressions, Sound Dogs and Out Of The Blue. Between sets, auctioneer Bruce Osgood will conduct a live auction of some exciting items, such as: Laker tickets, a trip to a Broadway show in New York City and tickets to Orlando to visit Disney World and Universal Studios. Contact Kristin Calderwood for tickets at kristin@mediacitychurch.com or 818-434-7084.  Tickets are $80 per person and complete tables are able to be reserved. All proceeds benefit BHS VMA and more information about the sensational high school vocal program can be found at www.bhsvocal.com.

Burbank Students preform at 'Night of Magic'    (Photo By Ross A, Benson)

Burbank Students preform at ‘Night of Magic’ (Photo By Ross A, Benson)

‘Night of Magic’ is a Fundraising Success for Burbank High

Burbank Students preform at 'Night of Magic' (Photo By Ross A, Benson)


The Burbank High School’s Vocal Music Association held their biggest fundraiser of the year, ‘The Night Of Magic Gala’, held at The Pickwick Gardens for the fifteenth year.   The evening started of with a silent auction with hundreds of items donated, including trips for two to all ends of the globe, helicopter rides over Los Angeles, and gift baskets containing everything from jewelery to CD’s, makeup, sports items and more.

Members of the different music groups preformed for the 350 plus guests in attendance. The night included a couple of ‘Live Auctions’ with guest auctioneer and former school Principal Bruce Osgood, who was in rare form as he pushed trips, artworks, and even a pet ‘Toto’.  During the evening the Choir Director presented Joshua Greene with a presentation thanking him for all his music and talent charts and more throughout the years. This marks the 10th year Brett Carroll has been with Burbank High as Vocal Music instructor. The choirs now get ready for their Holiday Music Spectacular to be held in December.