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Burroughs Band Participates in Liberty Bowl Festivities

The John Burroughs High School band headed to Memphis, Tennessee right after Christmas for a fabulous musical adventure. Two years ago the award winning JBHS band participated in the Sugar Bowl halftime show, and this year they will be showcased at the Liberty Bowl. An elite squad of approximately 50 of the band program’s most dedicated students, from Freshman to Seniors, will proudly represent John Burroughs High School on the national stage.

“We are really excited to once again have this honor,” stated Tana Barnett, Director of Bands. “It is so great for the kids to see how their hard work in the classroom and all those lonely hours practicing pays off in a performance like the Liberty Bowl.”

To give the students as much experience as possible, the entire four days will be jam packed with musical activities. A visit to Memphis isn’t complete without taking in Graceland. They will get a sense of national history at the Civil Rights Museum, and music history at the Rock and Soul Museum. “We really pride ourselves in giving students in our Instrumental Music Association program a depth of music experience,” explained JBHS IMA President Robert Jung.

The Liberty Bowl will be held December 31 and then students will welcome in the New Year at a special celebration organized for the student musicians performing at the Liberty Bowl.

Upon their return, the music program will turn its focus to concert season, where students perform in one of three bands: Concert, Symphonic, and Wind Ensemble, as well as in small ensembles and solo performances. “We try to give the students a broad exposure to music. Those students who choose to continue with music in college have a strong foundation, and those who enjoy music through high school gain a greater appreciation and understanding about music,” added Ms. Barnett.

Other upcoming activities the Burbank community is invited to attend include:

Swing Night – January 19, 2013 – come enjoy and even dance to the Big Band music of yore, all provided by JBHS musicians. Sweeney Todd – February 8th-10th – JBHS Drama Production, featuring live music from the IMA; Festival Prelude, April 4th – JBHS IMA Free Spring Concert;
Burbank On Parade, April 13th – see the Marching Band strut their stuff in the City of Burbank’s annual parade; LIVE at the Burroughs Bowl, May 18th – IMA perform scores from various feature movies.

For more information, contact Director of Bands: tanabarnett@burbankusd.org, JBHS IMA

(Photo Courtesy Conrad F. Olivas, III)

Burbank High’s VMA Serves Up a Flurry of Fun

Matt Hiett preforms ‘By My Side’ (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank High’s VMA presented ‘Dashing Through The Show a Flurry of Fun’ Thursday evening with another show to be presented Friday night at 7:30 in the Burbank High Auditorium.

Guest Choir John Muir’s ‘Girls Next Door’ preform during Burbank High School’s Dashing Through The Show a flurry of Fun. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The show, under the Direction of Brett Carroll with help from his long time assistant Donna Dandino,  known as Mama D, will be leaving her position after this show to join family back east, when she broke the news to the kids the tears flowed for everyone.

This years showed included students from John Muir’s Middle school’s choir program.

Tickets are available for Friday evenings show at the door.

 

Guest Choir John Muir’s ‘Girls Next Door’ preform during Burbank High School’s Dashing Through The Show a flurry of Fun. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

A yearly tradition with Alumni joining ‘BHS’s ‘In Sync” with ‘Oh Holy Night’ ( Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank High’s ‘In Sync’ brings the house down with this song ‘Bit of Holiday Cheer’ (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Philharmonic Announces July 4th Program at Starlight Bowl

Every year, the Burbank Philharmonic delights the audience at the Starlight Bowl each July 4th with their performance before the fireworks show

A July 4th Salute to America Program

Steven Kerstein, Music Director and Conductor
Stone Soul, Special Guest Soloist
The Star Spangled Banner…………………………………. Francis Scott Key
 United States Air Force Technical Sergeant Oscar G. Lopez Jr., Baritone
Armed Forces Salute…………………………………………arr. Bob Lowden
Colonel Bogey March…………………….………………….Kenneth J. Alford
Selections from West Side Story…………………….……Leonard Bernstein
 arr. Jack Mason
The Sound of Music…………………….…………….. Rodgers & Hammerstein
 arr. Robert Russell Bennett
American Salute……………………………………………….Morton Gould
Clarinet Candy…………………….…………………………. Leroy Anderson
Bugler’s Holiday…………………..…………………………. Leroy Anderson
Star Wars……………………..………………………………..John Williams
Seventy-Six Trombones……………………………………..Meredith Wilson
The Washington Post March…………………….…………John Philip Sousa
America the Beautiful………………………………………..Samuel A. Ward
The Stars & Stripes Forever…………………..……………John Philip Sousa
 Stone Soul with the Burbank Philharmonic
Come early and bring a picnic meal. BPO’s program starts around 6:30 PM.
The event is organized by the City of Burbank. For event details and to purchase tickets, visit the Starlight Bowl web site at http://starlightbowl.com/july-4-2012.html.

Katherine Trimble To Perform At Burbank First United Methodist Church

The Friends of Music, at Burbank First United Methodist Church, proudly presents mezzo-soprano Katherine Trimble for an afternoon recital on Sunday, January 16 at 3:00 p.m. in the church’s sanctuary at 700 N. Glenoaks Blvd. Burbank.

The performance will be the first local recital by Katherine Trimble who attended schools in Burbank (John Burroughs Vocal Music Assoc.) and recently graduated from Chapman University’s excellent music department. She is a student of acclaimed soprano Carol Neblett. In her first year of college she was awarded the Most Promising Freshman in the Vocal Performance department. She was the winner of the SAI Music Fraternity’s Scholarship in Voice in 2008 and recently she was a grant winner from Opera Buffs. While at Chapman, she appeared in roles in La Divina, Gianni Schicchi, Suor Angelica and Albert Herring. This spring she will be seen in the opera La Traviata at the Pacific Coast Opera Company and performs regularly with the Chancel Choir at Burbank First United Methodist Church. Her recital performance will be filled with music style selections ranging from classical to romantic to modern. With sets in Italian, German, French, Spanish and English, it is sure to be a splendid musical afternoon.

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